From Fronnie’s blog last week. Remember that this is trafficky Alameda and Olive they’re talking about:
As for an El Torito replacement, Burbank Community Development Director, Patrick Prescott, said in an email: “We had an inquiry from Chick-Fil-A for that location, but we told them we would be hard pressed to support a drive through at that location because it would not comply with the Media District Specific Plan’s call for pedestrian oriented design and because of potential negative impacts on adjacent single family neighborhoods. That’s the only restaurant that has reached out to us about the site.”
No, but Talaria down the street was A-OK.
And not that we’re especially big fans of Chick-Fil-A and its right-wing politics, but in the world of fast food restaurants this would be considered an extremely boutique attraction. Compared to everyone else they don’t locate anywhere. No sane (or responsible) city planner would give them such stupid shit about a drive-in located in what is clearly a business district, and so whose interests are really being represented here?
Like, who doesn’t want the potential competition?