Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is coming to Redwood City, but an opening date has not yet been announced, city spokeswoman Meghan Horrigan said Friday.

The Georgia-based purveyor of chicken sandwiches and waffle fries has obtained city approval for renovations and will replace the McDonald’s at 536 Whipple Ave., Horrigan said. 

The restaurant chain has been the subject of political controversy over the years. Many have criticized political donations and comments made by ownership as anti-LGBT, and Chick-fil-A restaurant openings have often been met with protests.

The Redwood City restaurant will be in addition to about a dozen existing Bay Area Chick-fil-A locations and more than 2,300 locations in 47 states, all of which are closed on Sundays. The next closest Chick-fil-A is in Sunnyvale.

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