Chick-fil-A Is Finally Opening Its First Location In This Major City

America's favorite fast-food company is still unpopular in certain places, but not Boston. After failing to grow into New England in 2012

"It's our pleasure to confirm we will be opening a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Boston at 569 Boylston St. this winter," it said. "We look forward to joining

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the community and to serving all of our guests delicious food in an environment of genuine hospitality."

It wasn't easy for the chicken chain to get here. Massachusetts boasts more than a dozen Chick-fil-A restaurants, but Boston has resisted for years.

When the chain said it was considering a Freedom Trail location in 2012, late mayor Thomas Menino criticized it. Menino made it clear he didn't want a gay marriage-opposing 

She replied, "I was angry to learn on the heels of your prejudiced statements about your search for a site to locate in Boston,

 to Chick-fil-A's then-president Dan Cathy. "There is no place for discrimination on Boston's Freedom Trail

Cathy told the Baptist Press a few months earlier that his company was "guilty as charged" for funding anti-gay marriage campaigns. Corporate Chick-fil-A