Protest Scuttles Chick-Fil-A Location In Buffalo Airport

The Buffalo News reports:

Air travelers hungry for a chicken sandwich can stop at a Chick-fil-A restaurant inside 28 airports around the United States, but not at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Nor will they any time soon. Delaware North Cos. on Friday apparently scuttled plans for the area’s second Chick-fil-A announced not even 24 hours previously by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

Amid protests lodged by Democratic Assemblyman Sean M. Ryan of Buffalo over Chick-fil-A’s alleged discrimination against LGBT people, the worldwide concession company based in Buffalo had not addressed its plans late Friday after Ryan and the NFTA said Delaware North would shelve plans for the popular chain.

Chick-Fil-A has issued its usual statement:

“Recent coverage about Chick-fil-A continues to drive an inaccurate narrative about our brand. We do not have a political or social agenda or discriminate against any group. More than 145,000 people from different backgrounds and beliefs represent the Chick-fil-A brand. We embrace all people, regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Last week Texas AG Ken Paxton launched a religious discrimination probe after San Antonio’s city council voted against a new Chick-Fil-A location in their airport.