Customers have always been willing to brave long lines for Chick-fil-A. It’s great for the company, but it can be a major headache for neighborhoods. Now one city is considering declaring its Chick-fil-A a public nuisance.
A recent traffic report from the City of Santa Berbara found the Chick-fil-A drive-thru on State St. blocked one lane of traffic for as much as 90 minutes on weekdays and 155 minutes on Saturdays. The long line raises the risk of traffic collisions and pedestrian accidents, the report said.
"The city's traffic engineer, police chief and community development director have evaluated the situation and believe that the persistent traffic back-up onto State Street is a public nuisance and that the nuisance is caused by the operation of a drive-through at the Chick-fil-A restaurant," according to the report.
The city council has voted unanimously to move forward with a potential public nuisance designation. But members have agreed to give the restaurant more time to try to mitigate the problem on its own.
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