Chick-Fil-A was welcomed by the Greendale Planning Commission on Wednesday, when the commission unanimously approved the construction of a 4,779-square-foot restuarant.
The restaurant, located on 76th Street in front of the under-construction Walmart, will seat 109 people. It will also have a drive-through, outdoor dining, and an indoor playground. Typical hours of operations will be from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
News of the first Milwaukee area Chick-fil-A broke Sept. 14. Wisconsin's only other Chick-fil-A is in Racine.
Following last year's announcement of a $52 million Southridge Mall renovation, a number of new restaurants and businesses have announced plans to open in the 76th Street corridor.
Panda Express and a proposed Longhorn Steakhouse will be built alongside each other at the old Leath Furniture location. Designer Shoe Warehouse will open at the former Borders building in March of 2013.
The company received national attention recently after the restaurant chain president expressed his opposition to gay marriage.