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Flurry of Sacramento-area eateries celebrating openings this week

Atlanta-based chicken sandwich/meals chain Chick-fil-A will open a new restaurant Thursday at the Delta Shores retail complex along Interstate 5 in south Sacramento.
Atlanta-based chicken sandwich/meals chain Chick-fil-A will open a new restaurant Thursday at the Delta Shores retail complex along Interstate 5 in south Sacramento. mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com

Several Sacramento-area area eateries are hosting grand-opening festivities this week.

The area’s fifth Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery will host a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday at 3880 Truxel Road, Suite 100. On Friday, 20 percent of sales will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, the first 50 shoppers making a purchase will win free bundtlets for a year (one a month).

Bakery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Founded in Las Vegas in 1997, the franchise chain has two bakeries in Sacramento and one each in Roseville, Elk Grove and Folsom.

Atlanta-based chicken sandwich/meals chain Chick-fil-A will open a new restaurant Thursday at the Delta Shores retail complex along Interstate 5 in south Sacramento.

As it has done with other grand openings, the restaurant at 8104 Delta Shores Circle S. will host an overnight “campout” starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday. The first 100 adults in line when the restaurant opens at about 5:45 a.m. Thursday will receive a digital card good for a year of free Chick-fil-A meals (52 meals). If more than 100 people are in line by 6 a.m. Wednesday, the top 100 spots will be randomly selected.

The new Chick-fil-A will employ about 100. A book drive for Matsuyama Elementary School in Sacramento also is planned.

Chick-fil-A had three local restaurant openings in 2016 and has about a dozen eateries in the region.

The 4,600-square-foot restaurant seats 122 and will employ about 100. It’s open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is closed on Sunday.

On Monday, El Pollo Loco opened its ninth Sacramento eatery at 7820 Folsom Blvd.

The Costa Mesa-based chain, which specializes in fire-grilled chicken, said the 3,000-square-foot restaurant seats 70 and features the company’s “Vision Design” with Mexican decor touches and an open kitchen area. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Promotions and news on the new El Pollo Loco site are being posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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