Grand Rapids Planning Commission said no to drive-thru
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A proposal to put in a Chick-fil-A along the East Beltline in Grand Rapids has fallen through.
The Grand Rapids Planning Commission on Thursday rejected Chick-fil-A’s request for a drive-thru, which is not allowed under the area’s zoning without special approval. That was a deal breaker for Chick-fil-A..
The popular fast food chicken restaurant would have replaced the Fajita Republic near Celebration! Cinema North, according to the application the company filed with the city. It would have seated up to 120 customers and employed as many as 70 people.
There is still a Chick-fil-A under construction on Edgeknoll Drive SE in Gaines Township, south of the city.
Chick-fil-A has more than 2,000 locations nationwide. Most of those are franchise operations.