That’s right. Under a plan submitted by Hall Equities Group, you can spend an hour or more sweating, elevating your heart rate, toning up, and burning some calories at a new 24 Hour Fitness Center on North Main Street. Then, you can reward yourself.
You can walk across a parking lot to Chick-fil-A, a restaurant that serves what it calls “nutritious and tasty” chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, fruits, milkshakes and cheesecakes.
Walnut Creek’s Design Review Commission will get a look at the plans for this fitness center/fast-food-drive-thru combo at its meeting Wednesday evening.
“Since the invention of our signature Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich in 1964, we’ve always cooked our breaded chicken products (and more recently, our Chick-fil-A-Waffle Potato Fries, too) in 100-percent fully refined peanut oil that’s cholesterol and trans fat free,” the website says. “The delicious taste of Chick-fil-A can fit into almost any healthy diet through moderation and balanced food choices.”
Yes, I think you would have to enjoy those signature chicken sandwiches and waffle potato fries in moderation if you wanted to maintain a balanced diet…
Of course, I’m no facist when it comes to food choices. In fact, I’m a little bummed that In-N-Out isn’t getting this prime spot in Walnut Creek. What better reward would there be for a good, hard workout at 24 Hour Fitness than an In-N-Out Double-Double? Plus chocolate shake?
Sure, there is a proposal to build an In-N-Out a bit up Main Street near Oak Park Boulevard, but that’s over the border in that other town, Pleasant Hill. How can Walnut Creek truly be the center of Contra Costa’s culinary universe without an In-N-Out?