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Chick-Fil-A Gay Flap A 'Wakeup Call' For Companies
NPR ^ | 7/27/12 | Elise Hu

Posted on 08/01/2012 6:27:34 AM PDT by DallasBiff

Americus Reed, a marketing professor at University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School who studies brand loyalty, says Cathy underestimated what might happen once his comments to a niche religious publication and a syndicated radio show spread to a wider audience.

"I think this is part of the wake-up call for companies to understand that social media makes these decisions very, very risky," Reed said, "because it's much easier now for these messages to get out to consumers and consumers to virtually organize."

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To: newzjunkey

They will continue to grow and add customers because they have a good product at a reasonable price and they have the best customer service not only in the industry (fast food) but maybe for any industry. There is not one full service high end restaurant I have EVER been to that compares to the consistent friendly customer service of CFA.


51 posted on 08/01/2012 7:51:59 AM PDT by mikesmad
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How long will it be until we see the modern equivalent of pink Star of Davids paint brushed on store fronts? (Rhetorical question)
52 posted on 08/01/2012 7:53:14 AM PDT by llevrok (2012 : Elect Adults)
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To: DallasBiff

Liberal fools like this make me wish for another civil war: Them on one side, people who understand the importance of the biblical worldview to the survival of America on the other. It would be bloodless, because liberals are self-obsessed and would just run away, to France or somewhere else that’s “enlightened”.


53 posted on 08/01/2012 7:53:35 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus (I won't vote for Romney, period. Voting for "the lesser of two evils" is still voting for evil.)
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To: Arm_Bears; Rides_A_Red_Horse
Americus Reed, a marketing professor at University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School

Marketing is when you listen to HuffPo, Maddow, Matthews et al and "sell" their twisted logic to your students, who just need another couple of credits to pass the course.

54 posted on 08/01/2012 7:55:39 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: DallasBiff

I plan on going there today. Get grilled chicken and coleslaw with ice tea.


55 posted on 08/01/2012 7:58:28 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: DallasBiff

Cut all money to NPR and PBS.

Loved my chicken biscuit this morning.


56 posted on 08/01/2012 8:05:59 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: DallasBiff
"Don't throw me in that briar patch."
57 posted on 08/01/2012 8:13:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: Albion Wilde
Sad, they wasted the name Americus on him. Communus would have been more appropriate.
58 posted on 08/01/2012 8:15:02 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: DallasBiff

And anti-Christian bilge such as this is a wake-up call to Christians to elect more TEA Party/small government candidates who will pull taxpayer funding from this ungodly waste of our hard-earned money.

Conservatives should not fund NPR or PBS Leftists. It’s like paying for the bullets they are shooting at us.


59 posted on 08/01/2012 8:20:51 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Albion Wilde

Wow, a two-fer....Black and Homosexual. UP gets extra points for that on their Affirmative Action Hires list.


60 posted on 08/01/2012 8:25:43 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: newzjunkey

“One irony I see is if they were encouraged to pair off and adopt or have children through surrogacy their “buying power” would drop in line with heterosexual couples who make those choices.”

Having children does not decrease one’s buying power.

Kids only cause people to spend more money.


61 posted on 08/01/2012 8:26:04 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: newzjunkey

My 46 year old daughter started her first job with Chick-fil-a at age 16. She worked her way up to assistant manager and earned one of their $1500 college scholarships.
Ironically, she is now legally married to her female partner in D.C.
I have no idea what they are doing for dinner, but hubby is picking CFA up on his way home from work tonight, before he goes to band rehearsal at church.


62 posted on 08/01/2012 8:30:20 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
For some reason, their spending power is much greater than regular people.

They're concentrated in overpaid professions in arts, fashion, media, and entertainment. And they don't have children.

63 posted on 08/01/2012 8:30:36 AM PDT by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: DallasBiff

It is a wakeup call to the perverted homosexuals. It is finally proving to America and the world, how homosexuality is nothing more than a racist hate group.


64 posted on 08/01/2012 8:30:48 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: Uncle Slayton

Factor in the disproportinate presence of gays in ultra high-dollar industries (like entertainment/Hollywood) and an average of $133,000 a year across 6million people isn’t all that unreasonable.


65 posted on 08/01/2012 8:34:50 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: DallasBiff

Facts be darned, continue the narrative.


66 posted on 08/01/2012 8:38:03 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Spirochete

Children do not decrease your spending power.


67 posted on 08/01/2012 8:39:12 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Spirochete

Children do not decrease your spending power.


68 posted on 08/01/2012 8:39:54 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Spirochete

Children do not decrease your spending power.


69 posted on 08/01/2012 8:40:06 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Albion Wilde

Clearly, an Affirmative Action hire.


70 posted on 08/01/2012 8:40:37 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: DallasBiff

Went to Chick-fil-a this morning for breakfast, just got back. The place was packed with three police cars in parking lot. Went in to eat and there were two flamers with a poster sign screaming,”ENJOY YOUR BISCUITS OF HATE!”....
One of them walked up and asked in a loud voice if I support this homophobic business and their chicken of hate.... I started to laugh... And I mean laughed out loud laugh... And then the people in the restaurant started to laugh... Everyone was laughing so hard we were crying... This made the two flamers even more mad.....And they left... Biscuits of hate... That just tickled my funny bone...


71 posted on 08/01/2012 8:49:21 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: DallasBiff

I never new a chicken biscuit good be so good, I picked up 6 for the family and myself this morning. A truly heavenly experience!


72 posted on 08/01/2012 8:51:21 AM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: HamiltonJay
They have not been accused of EVER discriminating against a customer

You can bet it's coming, though. Most esp. if Obamalamadingdong is recrowned, I predict we'll start seeing dozens of complaints. The left will be infuriated by their failure at cowing CFA into PC compliance, and even madder at the public for siding with them. Next step will be to drag them into a bunch of expensive, phony legal battles.

73 posted on 08/01/2012 8:51:36 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: DallasBiff
BTW, buy Chick-Fil-A today and make a statement against the liberal democrat gay mafia, I did.

Me too. Just got back; used the trip to drive through a few neighborhoods I've done business in but not recently.

74 posted on 08/01/2012 9:08:56 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: leapfrog0202
I agree with you. I’ve never eaten there because I’m vegetarian (yes, I know, that’s like saying I’m an alien here) but I’ve eaten there 2x in the last 4 days.

Good for you, I'm not a vegetarian but I respect you and your tolerance for non-vegetarians and for defending the 1st amendment.

Some vegetarians are very militant fascists, just like the smoke nazis.

75 posted on 08/01/2012 9:13:43 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: Little Ray

They have diet lemonade? Dang, I’ve been ignoring the lemonade because my sugar’s up. Won’t any more!!


76 posted on 08/01/2012 9:22:50 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: Spirit of Liberty

Can’t do sugar myself, so the diet lemonade is important. Its really good.


77 posted on 08/01/2012 9:32:43 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Albion Wilde
He's got no personal bias in this, no siree. Yep, he's being completely impartial...
78 posted on 08/01/2012 9:33:09 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: leapfrog0202
Leapfrog,

Do you eat cole slaw? If so, CFA has some of the best in the world, in my opinion.

Also, their lemonade is awesome.

79 posted on 08/01/2012 9:39:23 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: DallasBiff

“Don’t just sit there pickin’
when you could lickin’ chicken...”


80 posted on 08/01/2012 9:44:33 AM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: DallasBiff

It’s turned relatively positive for the the company.

They never said they were against gays but rather, they are for marriage between a man and a woman.

I feel the same way.


81 posted on 08/01/2012 9:44:51 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: baddog 219
Everyone was laughing so hard we were crying... This made the two flamers even more mad.....And they left... Biscuits of hate...

Too bad you didn't get a video LOL I'm imagining Truman Capote in a snit...

82 posted on 08/01/2012 9:52:43 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: baddog 219

Went in to eat and there were two flamers with a poster sign screaming,”ENJOY YOUR BISCUITS OF HATE!”....


Isn’t it strange that those who revel in hate, abuse and intolerance consistantly project those traits on others?


83 posted on 08/01/2012 10:07:21 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: baddog 219
This made the two flamers even more mad.....And they left... Biscuits of hate...

When I first read that I thought you meant they left biscuits of hate... from their butts.

84 posted on 08/01/2012 10:11:42 AM PDT by sadponies
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To: newzjunkey

Keep dreaming.


85 posted on 08/01/2012 10:12:57 AM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Albion Wilde
What a shame we could not all head out to a C-f-A today, together! You know we could have also invited...oh, wait, that probably would not have worked!

LOL

86 posted on 08/01/2012 10:23:39 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: newzjunkey

Inserting reason into these threads is never welcome.

Repeat after me:

JC Penny was at the top of it’s game until it featured ads with same sex couples, then it fell to the bottom.

Chick-Fil-A’s politically driven surge in business is forever. Being neutral is bad business.

You may have to practice for a while before you can say either with a straight face, but trust me, it’s the party line.


87 posted on 08/01/2012 10:30:08 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: ryan71
Cut all money to NPR and PBS

I agree!

88 posted on 08/01/2012 10:52:21 AM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: backwoods-engineer

Backwoods-engineer,

I do eat coleslaw and tried it the other day at CFA and I absolutely agree with you! Their side salad is a decent salad too, has some cheese, tomatoes and various greens and cabbage.

Loved my meal and thanks for the suggestion!


89 posted on 08/01/2012 11:58:01 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: DallasBiff

Good for you, I’m not a vegetarian but I respect you and your tolerance for non-vegetarians and for defending the 1st amendment.

Some vegetarians are very militant fascists, just like the smoke nazis
__________________

Thanks Dallas! I’m a vegetarian only because I’m one of those weird people that cannot stand the taste of meat. I actually cook it for my husband and when our kids lived at home for them too.

My parents would make me eat it nightly since everyone else in our family was. This was in the 60’s and 70’s when if you didn’t clean your plate your parents were sure you were going to die of malnutrition!


90 posted on 08/01/2012 12:00:37 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Children do not decrease your spending power.

True, but they influence were the spending power is directed. Parents devote more purchasing power to the needs of the nuclear family than gays do, whereas gays spend much more time and money on their pet causes and left-wing advocacy than typical nuclear family is able to, hence the disproportionate power & influence of gays.

91 posted on 08/01/2012 12:26:31 PM PDT by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: ryan71
Sad, they wasted the name Americus on him. Communus would have been more appropriate.

Nice pun! One assumes his family lived near Americus, Georgia.

92 posted on 08/01/2012 1:19:41 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: txrefugee
Wow, a two-fer....Black and Homosexual. UP gets extra points for that on their Affirmative Action Hires list.

While your "Affirmative Action points" thing would be true, do you actually know that he is homosexual, or are you making an assumption based on the earrings?

93 posted on 08/01/2012 1:24:08 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: DallasBiff

I’ll be a little more impressed with this marketing Professor when he pays a little more attention to the bottom line before drawing conclusions. That is, after all, what a marketeer is paid to do. BTT.


94 posted on 08/01/2012 2:07:27 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: leapfrog0202

You’re not alone. When I went on Monday the gentleman behind me explained the the young man taking his order that the reason he was here was because of the recent brouhaha and that although he himself was a vegetarian, he came anyways to show his support. The young man taking his order helped him out by showing him a vegetarian alternative.


95 posted on 08/01/2012 4:49:45 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Pox

You’re not alone. When I went on Monday the gentleman behind me explained the the young man taking his order that the reason he was here was because of the recent brouhaha and that although he himself was a vegetarian, he came anyways to show his support. The young man taking his order helped him out by showing him a vegetarian alternative.
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Wow Pox, thanks for sharing that!


96 posted on 08/01/2012 4:55:13 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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