The opening of a Chick-fil-A in Walnut Creek has once again been pushed back, and so too has the planned protest of the fast-food restaurant.
The Chick-fil-A at 2750 N. Main St. will now open Oct. 25, according to the company's website. This will be the first in Contra Costa County. Originally it was set to open in September, later moved to Oct. 11.
A peaceful protest is planned opening day aimed at the views of the restaurant's President Dan Cathy, who earlier this summer 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 now on Oct. 25.
Contact Elisabeth Nardi at 925-952-2617. Follow her at Twitter.com/enardi10.