LACEY — Chicken lovers, rejoice! City of Lacey Senior Planner Sarah Schelling confirmed to iFIBER One News Thursday that the popular chicken-themed fast food destination, Chick-Fil-A, have submitted a Land-use application to open their first restaurant in Thurston County.

The proposed Chick-Fil-A location would be at 8306 Quinault Drive NE in Lacey, near Marvin Road at Interstate 5.

Schelling said Chick-Fil-A officials originally met with the City of Lacey during a pre-submission conference in September. Chick-Fil-A submitted a Land-use application in March, which was deemed complete by city officials on May 1.

Schelling expects city officials to approve the Land-use application in the coming week.

Once approved, Chick-Fil-A will need to submit their construction drawing, which will detail plans for physical site improvements before they can begin construction.

Schelling thinks initial construction could start in the next few months.

The first Chick-Fil-A restaurant opened in Hapeville, Georgia in 1946. The restaurant holds locations in 47 states. The proposed restaurant in Lacey would be the 14th Chick-Fil-A to open in Washington State.

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