Massachusetts

Boston Chick-fil-A Opens Its Doors

The new location is one of 17 within Massachusetts

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The wait is over for Boston's first Chick-fil-A.

The restaurant's first location within Boston city limits opened on Wednesday at 569 Boylston St. in Copley Square, more than three years after a location in the Back Bay was announced.

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"We look forward to joining the community and to serving all of our guests delicious food in an environment of genuine hospitality," the company announced in a statement.

Seventeen Chick-fil-A locations are now open within Massachusetts.

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino had vowed to keep Chick-fil-A out of the city due to the CEO's opposition to same-sex marriage. Following years of protests from LGBTQ groups that have taken issue with the Atlanta-based food chain’s donations to organizations that do not support gay rights, Chick-fil-A announced it would take a different approach to its charitable giving in 2020.

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