Chick-fil-A has moved closer to securing approval for its first restaurant on Cape Cod.

The Cape Cod Times reports that company representatives are scheduled to appear before Barnstable's Site Plan Review Committee on Thursday.

The chicken sandwich restaurant received a zoning amendment from the town in May that would allow a drive-thru on property near the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis.

It still needs approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Atlanta-based chain came under scrutiny in 2012 after its president made comments in favor of traditional marriage, and late Boston Mayor Tom Menino vowed to block any effort to open a location in the city.

Barnstable Town Councilor Debra Dagwan says she thinks the company has overcome that controversy.

Chick-fil-A currently has four locations in Massachusetts. (Associated Press)

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