Tag Archives: Chick-Fil-A

Connecticut McDonald’s Shades Its New Neighbor

NBC Connecticut reports: It appears a local McDonald’s has thrown down the gauntlet to its new fast-food neighbor. A Chick-fil-A is moving in next to the Glastonbury McDonald’s. While the chicken chain does not open until July 26, to the casual observer it appears McDonald’s may already be taking a dig at their values. The sign under the golden arches …

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REVEALED: Scott Pruitt Had EPA Aide Reach Out To Chick-Fil-A CEO To Land A Franchise For His Wife

The Washington Post reports: Three months after Scott Pruitt was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, his executive scheduler emailed Dan Cathy, chairman and president of the fast food company Chick-fil-A, with an unusual request: Would Cathy meet with Pruitt to discuss “a potential business opportunity”? A call was arranged, then canceled, and Pruitt eventually spoke with …

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Grace Slick: I Took Chick-Fil-A’s Ad Money For My Song Just So I Could Donate It All To Lambda Legal [VIDEO]

Billboard Magazine reports: Leave it to Grace Slick to make an activist statement by saying “yes” to use of Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” in an ad for fast food chain Chick-fil-A. The co-founder of Starship’s predecessor, 1960s psychedelic group Jefferson Airplane, Slick has penned an op-ed explaining her decision to authorize a license of the 1987 hit to …

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“Filth” Closes First NYC Chick-Fil-A Outlet

Update below. Gothamist reports: New York City’s first towering Chick-Fil-A has hit a stumbling block in its plans for domination of the city’s fast food fried chicken landscape. A Christmas Eve inspection by the Department of Health uncovered a host of critical violations, resulting in 59 violation points, squarely in C territory. On December 30th, the restaurant closed its doors, …

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Christian Activist Ted Shoebat: Everyone At “Fag Fest” Chick-Fil-A Should Be Burned At The Stake [VIDEO]

A Chick-Fil-A franchise in Tennessee has co-sponsored an LGBT film festival, much to great outrage across the hate-o-sphere. While the company’s corporate leaders have taken pains to point out that franchise owners act independently when it comes to local events, that’s not good enough for Christian activist Ted Shoebat. And therefore everybody at Chick-Fil-A must be executed. “What does Saint …

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NEW YORK CITY: Street Preachers Battle Animal Rights Activists At Chick-Fil-A Grand Opening

Chick-Fil-A’s new megastore opened in midtown Manhattan this weekend to long lines and a battle between animal rights activists and street preachers, the latter of whom doubtlessly showed up expecting to scream at gay protesters. But the animal rights activists WERE queer-inclusive so there WAS a lot of yelling about sodomites. Gothamist reports: A small but spirited group brandishing signs …

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NEW YORK CITY: Chick-Fil-A Megastore Opens In October

During the Great Chicken Uproar of 2012, then-NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn demanded that the NYU cafeteria close its tiny walk-up Chick-Fil-A window, which was the chain’s sole outpost in the nation’s largest city. NYU declined to act. A few months ago I reported that Chick-Fil-A had signed a deal to open a megastore near Manhattan’s Herald Square. This week …

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Coming To NYC: Chick-Fil-A Megastore

During the Great Chicken Uproar of 2012, then-NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn demanded that the NYU cafeteria close its tiny walk-up Chick-Fil-A window, which remains the chain’s sole outpost in the nation’s largest city. But not for very much longer as this summer the company will open its biggest store ever, a three-story 5000sf outlet near Herald Square. “We are …

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On Chick-Fil-A & Straight Allies

From Steven Petrow’s advice column Civilities in the Washington Post: Dear Civilities: I was wondering whether you could help my husband and me resolve a marital dispute. We are a liberal Virginia couple in our 30s with a wonderful circle of friends, both gay and straight. The issue is that my husband loves a certain purveyor of chicken sandwiches and …

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Headline Of The Day

As we know, Chick-Fil-A is preparing a “massive” launch of outlets in NYC. The right-wing New York Post has found a handful of gays who say they can’t wait to eat there. “I have a healthy fear of the gay mafia,” says William, a gay 26-year-old digital strategist living in Hell’s Kitchen, who asked that his last name not be …

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Brian Brown Doubles-Down On Hypocrisy

“Stay out of New York City. That is effectively the message that a City Councilman named Daniel Dromm has sent to you, me, and millions of pro-marriage Americans — including the millions who already live in the city that never sleeps. And none of us, least of all New Yorkers, can allow ourselves to remain silent about it. What spurred …

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NOM Fumes After Gay NYC Councilman Slams Chick-Fil-A Expansion Plans

“We don’t need bigots coming to New York City. They are not welcome here unless they can embrace all of New York’s diverse community, including the LGBT community. We don’t need bigoted people even keeping their opinions to themselves. They need to wake up and see reality.” – Gay NYC Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Queens), speaking last week to the Huffington …

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Perkins: Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy Is A Coward For Retreating On Gay Marriage

Hate group leader Tony Perkins appeared on the Fox News show of Mike Huckabee yesterday to denounce Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy as a “coward” for backing out of the same-sex marriage issue. Huckabee then laughably denounced the left for trying to “shut down the view” of anti-gay companies, when “nobody is asking the left to do that.” Huckabee then called …

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Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy: I’m Going To Shut Up About Same-Sex Marriage

“Every leader goes through different phases of maturity, growth and development and it helps by (recognizing) the mistakes that you make. And you learn from those mistakes. If not, you’re just a fool. I’m thankful that I lived through it and I learned a lot from it. Probably the elements that were stressful for me most is from our internal …

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Chick-Fil-A Slashes Anti-Gay Donations

According to newly-released 2012 tax documents, Chick-Fil-A ended nearly all of its corporate donations to anti-gay groups at the same time that homophobic statements from the company’s CEO became national headlines.  Via Josh Israel at Think Progress: A year after nearly doubling its anti-LGBT giving, Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Foundation apparently reversed course in 2012, eliminating nearly all its grantmaking. Its separate …

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January 21st: Chick-Phil-A Day

This event is the work of the teabagger site Grassfire, which is home to numerous bits of hilarious crackpottery, such as their claim that President Obama has ordered unisex uniforms for the Marine Corps.

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