Nope, no Seattle branch yet — though fans can cross their fingers for next year. Meanwhile, Seattle sends a local fried-chicken-sandwich favorite down to Portland (you're welcome!).

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Chick-fil-A’s second Seattle-area location has been set: The extremely popular (and sometimes controversial) Southern fast-food chain will open next summer in Kirkland at 124th and Totem Lake Boulevard. While there’s still no word on whether Chick-fil-A will finally come to Seattle, locations for four to five more Washington branches opening in 2017 will be announced at the beginning of the year.

The Bellevue franchise of Chick-fil-A opened to camping-out crowds (and subsequent traffic problems) last year, with Tacoma and Lynnwood locations following; a Vancouver, Washington, branch opened in September; and a Puyallup link is slated for early 2017.

In other Pacific Northwest fried-chicken-sandwich news, Seattle chef Monica Dimas has opened a second iteration of her excellent Sunset Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Portland, inside the new Rachel’s Ginger Beer there. S.F.C. made The Seattle Times’ new top-10 cheap eats list, so Portland ought to feel pretty lucky right about now. (How about they send us something great?)