Chick-fil-A has filed a permit to open a store in Tacoma, Wash.
The quick-service restaurant would span 4,567 square feet near the corner of South 38th Street and Steel Street, and would include a drive-thru.
Currently, the nearest Chick-fil-A restaurants for Washington residents are located in Boise, Idaho.
The blog Exit 133 noted the project managers response in the permit to the question of how the project would benefit the general public:
"Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company dedicated to serving the communities in which we operate. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business. For example, we believe that we are stronger because of such principles as closing on Sundays, going the extra mile in service, treating others as we want to be treated, and devoting a percentage of profits back to our communities. Those same principles have been applied throughout the history of Chick-fil-A and still apply today…"
For years, the company primarily operated in the Southern United States and is often associated with conservative Christian values, including closing all their restaurants on Sundays and comments made by the president about gay marriage last year.
The company's application did not include a timeline for when the store would open.
This article has been updated to reflect the source of the quote from the Chick-fil-A project manager.