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Wingstop, Chick-fil-A coming to Downey
WRITTEN BY :   Eric Pierce, Editor

DOWNEY – Plans are moving forward for Wingstop and Chick-fil-A to open new locations in Downey after both restaurants received critical approvals from the Planning Commission this week.

Both restaurants will be located near Downey High School.

Wingstop is slated to open at 8558 Firestone Blvd. inside a retail space formerly occupied by Togo’s.
Its application for a liquor license was approved by the Planning Commission on Wednesday, allowing the restaurant to sell beer and wine for on-site consumption only.

The restaurant will be open daily from 10:30 a.m. to midnight.

Chick-fil-A will construct a restaurant on an empty parcel of land at 8613 Firestone Blvd. The site was previously used as office space by Verizon before it was demolished last year.

The 4,711 square foot restaurant will have a dual drive-thru lane and outdoor seating, along with a play area.

The drive-thru forks into two lanes, each with their own order menu board, with the lanes merging at the pick-up window. Up to 20 vehicles can fit in the drive-thru at a single time, plans show.

Construction plans were approved by the Planning Commission this week.

Chick-fil-A also plans to open a second unnamed restaurant on the same parcel. Negotiations for that restaurant are ongoing, city officials said.

Chick-fil-A originally planned to build its restaurant next to Arby’s across from Stonewood Center but those plans never materialized.

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Published: Sept. 19, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 23



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