Chick-fil-A, a national restaurant chain known for its lineup of grilled chicken entrees, plans to open a restaurant with inside eating and drive-through service across from the Larkspur Hotel in a shopping center that also includes In-N-Out and Denny's restaurants.
Plans for the 5,399-square-foot restaurant with a double drive-through have been approved by the Pleasanton Planning Commission and will go to the City Council for final approval Dec. 2.
The restaurant will be located on a half-acre parcel that can be reached off Johnson Drive near Hopyard Road its interchange with I-580.
The restaurant would be open from 6 a.m. to midnight six days a week and, like all Chick-fil-A operations, would be closed on Sundays.
Bending to Pleasanton planning staff's requests, the Chick-fil-A here would feature a Craftsman style architecture without the sometimes garish colors the restaurant and its promotion signs feature in other locations.
In fact, Deborah Kerr, consulting project manager for the restaurant company, said she wants to include a "Welcome to Pleasanton" sign on the top half of the building, which would be visible from the freeway interchange.
If approved by the City Council, construction of the new Chick-fil-A would begin early next year.