In the past week, I’ve read three stories about protests against the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A at three different locations. Toronto, Canada. Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. And the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Jo Boileau, an openly homosexual student, and Purdue’s new student body president doesn’t want Chick-fil-A on campus. Boileau is joined by several professors opposing its opening in the Fall of 2020. The University, however, is sticking to their decision due to the overwhelming student support for Chick-fi-A. Continue reading
“Chick-fil-A is dominating fast food” according to an article this week in Business Insider.
Journalist Hayley Peterson reports that “the company generates more revenue per restaurant than any other fast-food chain in the US.”
“Despite its relatively small size, Chick-fil-A also ranks highly in terms of its total sales. The chain generated nearly $8 billion in revenue in 2016, making it the eighth-largest fast-food chain in the US, according to QSR.” Continue reading
As I stood in line today at a Kansas City Chick-fil-A, I thought about Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s criticism of Dan Cathy and the fast food chain’s values “are not Chicago values.” It took about 25 minutes to get inside the store. And maybe another 10-15 to get my food. So, I had time to observe. Here’s what I saw. Continue reading
On Sunday’s commentary page of the Kansas City Star, Mary Sanchez has a column entitled “In time, view on same-sex marriage will shift.” In the article she weighs in on the recent controversy caused by Chick-fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, regarding traditional marriage. But the thrust of her observations center around the reaction, attitude and values of college age young people. She closes her article by saying “But it’s a younger, wiser generation that will lead.” My question is where will they lead us? Continue reading
(Here’s the #1 post of 2012 based on both hits and views. Who knew a chicken company could cause such a flap?!)
I like Chick-fil-A. I like their chicken sandwich. I like their chicken noodle soup. I like their salads. I like their shakes. I like their waffle fries. And I really like their sausage biscuit. But not everyone likes Chick-fil-A as much as I do. Critics are crying, “Fowl!” Continue reading