The opening of a Chick-fil-A restaurant at 2750 N. Main St. in Walnut Creek will now be Oct. 11, according to the company's website.

Originally set to open Sept. 20, a planned protest against the chicken fast food chain has also been changed to Oct. 11. The peaceful protest is aimed at the views of the fast food restaurant's President Dan Cathy, who recently spoke out against gay marriage and has donated millions to conservative organizations that oppose homosexuality. On Aug. 1 there was an "Appreciation Day" for the restaurant chain, with Chick-fil-A outlets across the country filled with patrons who said they supported Cathy's views or his right to express them.

Concord resident Rik Newby is organizing the Walnut Creek protest mainly through Facebook. More than 300 people have signed on so far for the all-day action on Oct. 11. Newby noted on the Facebook page for the event that Oct. 11 is also known as "National Coming Out Day."

Contact Elisabeth Nardi at 925-952-2617. Follow her at Twitter.com/enardi10.