Despite the controversy, back-and-forth, and backlash, Chick-fil-A keeps pressing on in Chicago. There appears to be a new location coming in at the corner of State and Lake, 177 N. State St. to be exact. There's a work order for the chain on the building and Halsted Street Deli and Johnny Rockets, the former tenants, are both shuttered. Halsted Street Deli has numerous locations in the city and suburbs and still lists the State Street location on their website, while Johnny Rockets has taken theirs off the site, only the Skokie location is listed in the area.
The Atlanta-based chicken-themed fast food chain has been in damage control-mode since a controversy revolving around the owner's comments about gay marriage started a firestorm months ago. Since then, Ald. Joe Moreno spoke out against a possible new location in Logan Square, going back-and forth about whether to support it, most recently giving his blessing as the controversy died down. This location is in Ald. Brendan Reilly's district. Both Reilly and Chick-fil-A declined comment.