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Plans for Chick-fil-A near Riverside Plaza get city’s OK

By in Press Enterprise on July 6, 2017

By Alicia Robinson

Fans of Chick-fil-A may soon have a third Riverside location to get their chicken sandwich, nugget or salad fix.

Plans to turn a closed Coco’s restaurant across from Riverside Plaza into a Chick-fil-A with a drive-thru got the green light from the Riverside Planning Commission on Thursday, June 29. The project doesn’t require City Council approval, but anyone who objects has until Monday, July 10, to file an appeal.

Riverside’s other Chick-fil-A locations are off Day Street near the Moreno Valley border and on the campus of Cal Baptist University. Chick-fil-A’s Don Eichler told the commission the company had searched for a site near the plaza “for at least five years.”

The 4,721-square-foot restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining is projected to serve 1,300 meals a day, with about 60 percent of customers using the drive-thru window, according to city planners. The company has not announced an opening date.

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