Get ready for Moe’s and return of Chik-Fil-A in the new year

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If you don’t like the dining out options in Oakland, just wait a few weeks and there’s probably going to be something new opening up. Here’s what to look for in 2020.

Moe’s Southwest Grill: Sometime in January, Moe’s is expected to open up an “all-digital/kiosk-only” location at 3616 Fifth Ave. — the space that most recently housed Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen and Metro PCS store. Instead of ordering and paying at the register, visitors will be able to order Moe’s at one of four touch-screen kiosks or ahead via the app or online. There will be only one point-of-sale register open. The restaurant, which will seat approximately 15 people, will incorporate a new design for Moe’s, including new logo, colors, paint and furniture.

Chik-Fil-A: The full-service restaurant is still under construction at the Petersen Events Center. An opening is planned sometime in January.


Bruegger’s Bagels: The chain bagel, fast-food restaurant had a tough second half of the year — cited twice for health violations and an attempted robbery in November. On Dec. 10, the Forbes Avenue site closed its doors for good.