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Are You Prepared for the Chick-fil-A Revolution?

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No, seriously, are you? The fast-food chicken restaurant announces Hillsboro opening date, with around a dozen more Portland-area locations planned, and it has a history of getting caught in ideological controversies.

Chick-Fil-A  in Salt Lake City, UT
Chick-Fil-A in Salt Lake City, UT
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Fried chicken comes in many forms at Chick-fil-A. The Christian-minded fast food chain serves fried chicken sandwiches with cheese; fried chicken with egg on breakfast biscuits; and simple fried chicken strips and nuggets for dipping. Looking for something healthy? It also serves un-fried chicken—things like grilled chicken sandwiches, wraps, and salads. And according to the Oregonian, you'll soon be able to get a taste, with a side of waffle fries and a shake: March 17 marks the official return of Chick-fil-A to the Portland area (Chick-fil-A previously had two Portland locations, but it left the area in 2003), and it has 9 to 11 additional restaurants planned to open in the area in the next six to ten years.

Along with its chicken, Chick-fil-A brings a history of being in the middle of ideological controversies. The company is known for integrating Christian beliefs into its brand, and in September 2014, The Atlantic reported that many consumers think the company's chicken sandwiches symbolize conservative ideological positions. For instance, Chick-fil-A isn't open on Sundays, and in 2012, the company was ensnared in controversy, after donating to groups against gay marriage who supported California's Proposition 8.

Whether or not the chain's fried chicken sandwiches symbolize anything to you, you'll soon find its fried and un-fried chicken options in the hood. The new Chick-fil-A will be located in Tanasborne at 2865 N.W. Town Center Dr.