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Chick-fil-A plans Manteca location
Next to fifth McDonalds restaurant for Manteca
A rendering of the main entry to the proposed Chick-fil-A on the southeast corner of Daniels Street and Airport Way at the 120 Bypass. - photo by Rendering contributed

Chick-fil-A as well as Manteca’s fifth McDonald’s are the two fast food restaurants being pursued on the southeast corner of Daniels Street and Airport Way.

Chick-fil-A is to chicken what In-and-Out Burgers is to hamburger. Both are family-owned companies and both concentrate on fast service and product quality focused primarily around one main meat item.

The Manteca Planning Commission when they meet tonight at 7 o’clock at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St., will consider a modification to part of the site along the 120 Bypass that has already been approved to accommodate a Lowe’s Home Improvement Store in the future.

The plan extends Fishback Road as an interior street in the center. The Fishback Road and Daniels Street intersection will have traffic signals. The changes will allow a 3,915-square-foot McDonald’s at the Airport Way and Daniels intersection and a 4,319-square-foot Chick-fil-A that would face the 120 westbound off ramp at Airport Way.

Nearest to the extension of Fishback is a site for a 14,425-square-foot drug store. In the past Walgreens has been in talks with Kitchell Development to locate their second Manteca store at the center.

There are four existing Chick-fil-A restaurants within 100 miles of Manteca. Two are in Fairfield, one is in Elk Grove and the other is in Sacramento.

The restaurant started in 1946 in Hapeville, Georgia. Today there are over 1,500 locations nationwide in 39 states as well as the District of Columbia. Annual sales for the privately owned firm were in excess of $3.5 billion in 2010. That represented an 11.7 percent increase over the chain’s 2009 performance. Same-store revenue increases during the same time period were pegged at 5.62 percent.

Chick-fil-A offers nine “premier” chicken products such as sandwiches, strips, nuggets, and wraps as well as for different chicken salads. They have two chicken side selections including breast of chicken soup.

The breakfast menu includes two chicken biscuits, chicken nuggets in mini-yeast rolls, a chicken breakfast burrito, a bagel with chicken and bites such as cinnamon clusters, a yogurt parfait and various coffees.

Non-chicken items include a house salad, carrot and raisin salad, cole slaw, waffle potato fries, fruit cup, and desserts such as lemon pie soft-serve ice milk, cheesecake, and fudge nut brownie.

Both fast food restaurants could open in early 2012.

Manteca already has four McDonalds - one on Lathrop Road, one on East Yosemite, one on West Yosemite, and a fourth inside Walmart.