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  • The fried-chicken wars: Inside KFC’s weird new fight to dethrone Chick-fil-A

    05/26/2015 5:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | May 25, 2015 | Drew Harwell
    These are dark days for KFC's once-dominant chicken empire. After five years of crumbling sales, the extra crispy mega-chain, which in 2012 lost its throne as America's top chicken seller to Chick-fil-A, now makes less money than eateries half its size, like Applebee's and Panera Bread. Now, 75 years after "Colonel" Harland Sanders first served his original recipe at a six-seat dining table in rural Kentucky, the chain is betting $185 million on a massive, bizarre turnaround campaign in hopes of winning a seat again at the fast-food table. The chain is blasting out TV ads, offering new Southern-style grub...
  • Chick-fil-a Unknowingly Comps Meal for Woman in Need of Kindness

    05/06/2015 12:58:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 50 replies
    GMA via Yahho ^ | 5/5/15 | STEFANIE TUDER
    Carrie Chisholm had had a really bad day. The final thing to go wrong? She found herself without her purse when she drove up to pay for her now five-year-old son Hughes’ dinner at Chick-fil-a. Instead of turning her away, though, the cashier spoke to her manager, who told Chisholm the meal was on the house.
  • Chick-fil-A’s Microaggression Threatens to Melt Campus Snowflakes

    04/25/2015 9:23:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 40 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-25-2015 | MOTUS
    Via Pundit Press: Johns Hopkins University has banned Chick-fil-A from its campus saying that the restaurant is a “microaggression” against its students.In an 18-8 vote, the Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins voted not to “support the proposal of a Chick-fil-A, in a current or future sense, particularly on any location that is central to student life.” After all, how can your campus be a safe place if you allow the presence of restaurant whose CEO doesn’t agree with your stance on gay marriage? And besides, all those Chick-fil-A chicken “strips” “nuggets” and “biscuits” – they could serve as “triggers”...
  • Johns Hopkins Bans Chick-fil-A from Campus Claiming Restaurant a "Microaggression"

    04/24/2015 7:15:39 AM PDT · by rightistight · 63 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/24/15 | Aurelius
    Johns Hopkins University has banned Chick-fil-A from its campus saying that the restaurant is a “microaggression” against its students. In an 18-8 vote, the Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins voted not to “support the proposal of a Chick-fil-A, in a current or future sense, particularly on any location that is central to student life.” The anti-Chick-fil-A bill listed seven main reasons why the restaurant should be banned from campus. The first is that “the Student Government Association of Johns Hopkins University aims to provide a safe, supportive environment for all university affiliates now and in the future.” The fourth...
  • Johns Hopkins University Votes to Ban Chick-fil-A From Campus

    04/24/2015 6:58:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    TIME ^ | 04/24/2015 | Sarah Begley
    Students at Johns Hopkins University voted this week to ask the school’s administrators to prevent Chick-fil-A from opening a store on campus. Citing Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s opposition to gay marriage, students said the presence of the chain on campus would be a microaggression against LGBT members of the community, Eater reports. Though the Student Government Association approved the resolution, the move is purely hypothetical: there’s no indication that the Johns Hopkins administration was in negotiations with Chick-fil-A, though some students had wondered whether the chain might open a location in a new building under construction on campus.
  • Lawyer Eating at Chick-fil-A Dropped Hundreds of Dollars on the Floor. Here’s What Happened ...

    04/14/2015 7:16:42 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 71 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 13, 2015 | Zach Noble
    Think the people at Chick-fil-A are honest, upstanding folks? This story will confirm your hunch. A civil rights lawyer in Decatur, Georgia, made a huge mistake when he dropped hundreds of dollars on the floor at a Chick-fil-A while eating breakfast, but a restaurant employee saved him from losing the cash, WXIA-TV reported. Attorney Victor Long had $1,200 in cash on him — money bound for the bank — on April 1 when he ate breakfast at the restaurant, he told WXIA. “I didn’t even think about backtracking, because I figured anybody who found the money, the way people need...
  • Does Your Hospital Sell McDonald’s In The Lobby?

    04/07/2015 8:19:18 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 66 replies
    vocativ ^ | 4-7-2015 | Luke Malone
    The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has a beef with fast-food chains, particularly when they’re doing business with public hospitals. The D.C.-based non-profit recently surveyed more than 200 hospitals around the U.S. and found that 40 of them—around 20 percent—housed a fast-food restaurant. Chick-fil-A leads the charge with 20 hospital locations, followed by McDonald’s (18) and Wendy’s (5); donut and coffee spot Tim Horton’s also makes an appearance. In terms of state saturation, Texas and Florida tie with seven hospitals apiece. The report also points out some surprising anecdotal examples, like the McDonald’s attached to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, which offers...
  • Medical exec ... fired over video of him berating Chick-fil-A staff still unemployed (shortened)

    03/31/2015 5:35:52 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:48 EST, 26 March 2015 | Updated: 05:24 EST, 27 March 2015 | By Myriah Towner and James Nye
    An ex-CFO and Chick-fil-A protestor who lost his job after posting a video rant against one of the chain's employees has since lost his home and lives on food stamps. Adam Mark Smith, 37, who worked for an Arizona-based medical device manufacturer, was shamed after the 2012 YouTube video was posted showing him berating employee Rachel Elizabeth. The video which expressed his disdain over the firm's anti-gay marriage stance went viral, and left him unemployed and forced to lose his home. Nearly three years later, the married father of four is still searching for a job and his family previously...
  • Former CFO now unemployed and on food stamps after his rant against Chick-fil-A went viral

    03/31/2015 12:11:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2015 | Hayley Peterson
    A former executive of a medical device company says a video of him bullying a Chick-fil-A employee has destroyed his career. Adam Smith once earned more than $200,000 a year as the chief financial officer of Tuscon-based Vante. The married father of four is now unemployed and living on food stamps three years after his videotaped rant went viral online. In the video, Smith berates a Chick-fil-A employee for working at a company that supports anti-gay organizations. "Chick-Fil-A is a hateful corporation," Smith said. "I don't know how you live with yourself and work here. I don't understand it. This...
  • Ex-CFO Who Slammed Chick-fil-A Lives on Food Stamps (lost his $200K+ job)

    03/29/2015 9:18:22 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 79 replies
    newser ^ | Mar 28, 2015 | Neal Colgrass
    (Newser) – Things haven't gone too well for the former CFO who criticized Chick-fil-A in a video he posted on YouTube. Unable to find lasting work, 37-year-old Adam Smith is living on food stamps with his wife and four kids in the RV they call home, he tells ABC News. "I think people are scared," Smith says of potential employers. "I think people are scared that it could happen again." Back in the summer of 2012, as thousands of people were opposing Chick-fil-A's stance on gays, Smith rolled into a Chick-fil-A drive-thru for a free glass of water and slammed...
  • Ex-CFO who slammed Chick-fil-A now on foodstamps

    03/29/2015 5:03:09 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 51 replies
    USA TODAY | 2:04 p.m. EDT March 29, 2015 | NEWSER
    Adam Smith is living on food stamps in an RV In 2012, Smith rolled into a Chick-fil-A drive-thru and slammed the female attendant: "Chick-fil-A is a hateful corporation," Smith announced, then posted the video he took of the incident online
  • Boycott Fail: Chick-Fil-A Opens Slew Of New Stores Nationwide…

    03/29/2015 1:42:18 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 63 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3/28/2015
    Chick-Fil-A Opens Slew of New Stores Nationwide Despite the occasional negative press, Chick-Fil-A’s franchises are thriving throughout the United States. Shortly after the arrival of spring, new Chick-Fil-A restaurants are cropping up in states like Florida and Pennsylvania, signaling that the chain responsible for “Eat More Chicken” ads continues to outperform competitors, such as KFC and Church’s. As reported by the Palm Beach Post, Chick-Fil-A’s newest restaurant held a grand opening in Delray Beach, Florida on March 26 to hundreds of people anxiously awaiting its debut. For more than 24 hours, customers camped outside the new restaurant hoping to be...
  • Exec who mocked Chick-Fil-A now on food stamps

    03/28/2015 9:00:36 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-28-15 | Ethel C. Fenig
    My, what a difference two and a half years and a nasty, self righteous video by a nasty, self righteous man make. In the summer of 2012, an individual who could only accept diversity, pluralism and multi culturalism as long as it agreed with his politically correct notions, posted a video of himself harassing a Chick-Fil-A order taker on Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. That was the day those who actually believed in diversity, pluralism and multi culturalism chose to support the fast food chain against those who disagreed with the founder who opposed gay marriage. The founder didn't say he would...
  • If Starbucks Can Preach About Race, Can Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby Preach About Christian Values?

    03/27/2015 7:54:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2015 | Wallace Henley
    The more the general society rejects, spurns, and ignores the biblical pulpit, the greater the preachy culture expands. Starbucks' recent attempt to turn a coffee cup into a communion chalice is an example. The "communion" signified upon the cup was not about humans and God, but about humans "communing" with one another regarding race. The company, a denomination within the religion of Neo-Progressivism, launched its "Race Together" campaign to get us all set right on human relations. The PR didn't work, and so Starbucks had to dismantle the "Race Together" pulpit. However, that won't halt its preachiness. Jim Olson, a...
  • Former CFO on Food Stamps After Controversial Viral Video About Chik-Fil-A

    03/26/2015 11:04:11 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 77 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/21/15 | Joseph Diaz and Laura Effron
    A former CFO is now on food stamps after a video he posted on YouTube two and half ago criticizing Chick-Fil-A went viral and destroyed his career. Adam Smith, 37, was the CFO of a medical device manufacturer in Arizona, until the summer 2012, when he -- and thousands of other people -- started protesting against Chick-Fil-A for the fast-food chain’s anti-gay stance...
  • Chick-fil-A Owner Declines Homeless Man’s Request to Work for Food, Does Him One Better

    01/15/2015 9:21:56 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies
    http://buzzpo.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | BuzzPo Staff
    The owner of a Birmingham, AL, Chick-fil-A is making the faith-based company proud with his selfless actions and Christian attitude. When Mark Meadows went out of his way to help a local homeless man, he never expected it would garner him national attention. Meadows took the ‘do unto others’ adage to a whole new level when a homeless man entered the Chick-fil-A store he owns and operates. The downtrodden man offered to work for a hot meal, but Meadows did him one better. He gave him a chicken sandwich and a pair of his own gloves. A customer who witnessed...
  • Duke University finds homosexual haters it can embrace: Chick-fil-A Out, Muslims Prayers In

    01/15/2015 7:30:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Duke University is one of the most politically correct campuses in the nation, a title for which there is abundant competition.  Chick-fil-A’s outlet on campus closed in 2013, after its contract expired in the wake of concerns expressed by the LGBT Center. But now comes news that the Muslim call to prayer, the adhan, will echo from the bell tower of the Duke chapel – Duke’s most iconic structure – every Friday, electronically amplified. CNN: Starting Friday, the Duke Muslim Students Association will chant the call, or adhan, from the Duke Chapel bell tower. The adhan signals the beginning...
  • You won’t Believe what Chick-fil-A Did For A Homeless Man

    01/13/2015 6:25:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    It’s been so cold in Birmingham, Alabama that they’ve had stuff shivering they didn’t know could shake.It was especially bitter on the afternoon of January 7th and a good many folks had taken a respite from the cold by grabbing lunch at the Chick-fil-A on Highway 280 in Inverness.One of the diners who came in that day was a bit unkempt. He was wearing jeans and a hoodie – hardly the kind of clothing for a day like that. Most folks just figured he was a homeless fellow.The man first made eye contact with Mark Meadows, the owner of the...
  • Chick-Fil-A appreciation day as a successful political fourth generation warfare operation

    12/20/2014 6:42:12 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 33 replies
    Renew America ^ | 20 Dec 2014 | Tim Dunkin
    There is certainly a political application of 4GW that can be made here, casting liberty lovers and traditionalists in the role of the non-state actors (i.e. the outsiders), and the culture-political hegemony of the cultural Marxists as the "state" whose legitimacy can (and in this case, ought) to be questioned. There have been sporadic moves in this direction, mostly arising demotically and probably not even realizing they were engaging in political 4GW. One of the most successful examples of this was the so-called "Chick-Fil-A appreciation day" which occurred a couple of years ago. If you will recall, Chick-Fil-A's President, Dan...
  • Secularism Declares Open War on Religious Faith

    10/26/2014 8:50:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2014 | Michael Brown
    In case you didn’t know it, if you are a conservative Christian, you are just like Boko Haram and ISIS. At least, that’s what the secularists are saying. More absurd still, they actually believe this.Of course, secularism has been waging war against religion for centuries, but more recently, in America and Europe, the rhetoric of secularism has become more extreme and shrill.When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, critics complained that the Court’s eminently reasonable decision was “anti-scientific.”As noted by Jonathan Adler in the Washington Post, “The Daily Beast‘s Sally Kohn decried the Court’s reliance on ‘bunk...
  • Homosexual group demands that US State Dept hire special "gay" czar to push LGBT agenda harder!

    09/27/2014 7:23:30 PM PDT · by massmike · 33 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 09/27/2014 | n/a
    On Sept. 4, the homosexual-transgender group "Human Rights Campaign" sent out a blast email demanding that US Secretary of State John Kerry appoint a special “gay czar” in the State Department to coordinate the pressure against countries that have refused to buckle under to the LGBT agenda. The email rants about the “infamous anti-LGBT extremist Scott Lively” who is helping other countries fight back!
  • Chuck Todd Mocked for 'Starbucks Nation vs Chick-Fil-A Country' Midterm Elections Description

    09/22/2014 7:36:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Did you know that the upcoming midterm elections can be summarized as Denny's vs Dunkin' Donuts? Does that sound ridiculous to you? Well, it is just as ridiculous as Chuck Todd stretching to raise Meet The Press out of its third place ratings yesterday by describing the midterm elections as Starbucks Nation vs Chick-Fil-A Country as you can see in this video (and below). As a result, Todd who needs respect as the new host of MTP, instead received widespread and well deserved mockery from across the ideological spectrum. The mockery begins with Brian Maloney of the Media Equalizer who...
  • Chick-fil-A releases records of Thornton breast cancer survivor who alleges discrimination(hatefest)

    09/16/2014 9:38:14 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 17 replies
    thedenverchannel ^ | 9-16-14 | RandallFlagg
    THORNTON, Colo. - Chick-fil-A is releasing an employee's "disciplinary documents," after the company demoted her following surgery for breast cancer. However, employment law attorneys call the documents "suspect."
  • School bans 'offensive' Chick-fil-A sandwiches

    09/12/2014 6:26:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | September 12, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Let’s back up for a minute and explain how this unfortunate act of poultry bigotry came about. The local Chick-fil-A franchise has a storied history of supporting the school district – to the tune of thousands of dollars – and owner Robert Shaffer had generously offered to give the booster club 200 meals for a “back-to-school” event on Wednesday at which they expected to raise $1,600 for the football team, “That would have gone toward the football program, everything from uniforms to food for the boys,” booster club president Dan Swim told the Star. “We don’t charge money for the...
  • School Bans "Offensive" Chick-fil-A Sandwiches

    09/12/2014 2:19:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Feathers have been ruffled at California’s Ventura High School, where the principal this week banned the football booster club from selling Chick-fil-A sandwiches over fears that people might be offended. What, pray tell, could people find offensive about a plump juicy chicken breast tucked between two buttered buns? Were English teachers put off by the restaurant chain’s grammatically challenged bovine pitchmen?
  • Chick-fil-A Says It Will Open 4 Locations In Connecticut

    09/12/2014 7:56:40 AM PDT · by matt04 · 21 replies
    The Courant ^ | July 16, 2014 | By ANERI PATTANI
    <p>The Atlanta-based business plans restaurants in Brookfield, Danbury, Enfield and Wallingford.</p> <p>The Brookfield location will be the first Chick-fil-A in the state when it opens in mid-September, said the owner, Devon Scanlon.</p> <p>The venue will seat 109 and offer outdoor seating and a drive-thru. Customers will have access to free Wi-Fi and an indoor play area for children.</p>
  • Chick-fil-A Founder’s Death leads to Nasty Comments

    09/12/2014 7:14:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 46 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 11, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A founder, died Monday at age 93. With hard work, discipline, and dedication, he turned a single Atlanta diner into a popular restaurant chain and household name. He rose from poverty to riches. Cathy opened his first restaurant in 1946, just after returning from serving his country in World War II. Today, Chick-fil-A has nearly 2,000 outlets in 39 states. All along, the man was faithful to his business, his family, and his God. You would think that his life’s story would elicit nothing but praise. But if you think that, then you don’t live in modern America...
  • Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dies At 93

    09/08/2014 11:26:43 AM PDT · by Calif4Palin · 28 replies
    Fifty years after he created the sandwich that launched America's top chicken restaurant chain, Georgia businessman Samuel Truett Cathy died early Monday. Cathy's Chick-fil-A has now grown to $5 billion in annual sales, and its stores still close on Sundays, reflecting its founder's religious beliefs. Cathy's death was announced by Chick-fil-A, which said, "He died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones." Last year, Chick-fil-A surpassed KFC with the most sales for a chicken restaurant chain in the U.S., on the strength of recent rapid growth. The company reached $1 billion in sales in 2000. After hitting $3 billion in...
  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

    09/08/2014 2:29:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 4:40 AM EDT
    S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family’s conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin told The Associated Press that Cathy died at home surrounded by members of his family. Funeral plans had not yet been finalized, he said. …
  • Stanek weekend question: Should Chick-fil-A cater to abortion clinics?

    08/09/2014 7:37:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    On August 2 pro-life abolitionist Caleb Head, a member of Abolish Human Abortion, observed a Chick-fil-A catering truck making a delivery to Houston Women’s Clinic. According to Head, this abortion mill is the busiest in Houston and 4th busiest in the country…. AHA initiated phone calls and online activism to admonish this Chick-fil-A, located at 3101 West Holcombe Avenue, to repent and never do this again. Head’s father, Pastor Scott Head, wrote a letter to CFA Holcombe’s owner, Juli Salvagio, who responded: Our restaurant was simply fulfilling a catering request. Our goal is to serve great food with genuine hospitality...
  • Lawsuit: Soldier forced out of Army for serving Chick-fil-A, reading Hannity book

    08/06/2014 1:06:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-6-2014 | Todd Starnes
    A member of the U.S. Army Band said he was forced out of the U.S. Army for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his personal car, serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a party and reading books written by conservative authors like Sean Hannity, a federal lawsuit alleges. Master Sergeant Nathan Sommers, a 25-year veteran of the military and a decorated soloist in the U.S. Army Band Chorus, claims he was forcibly retired from the Army due to his religious and conservative political beliefs. I first told you about Sommers last year in a series of exclusive Fox News reports. John Wells, an...
  • Apology to an Anti-Chicken Bigot

    07/18/2014 4:12:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Every now and then I make a mistake and have to issue a public apology. Today, I am in the position of having to write a highly embarrassing apology to Brice Horton who was the subject of my recent column "Horton Hears the Who" and my not-so-recent column "Expel Brice Horton." My apology is largely motivated by Mr. Horton's recent threat to sue me for defamation of character. That written threat follows in unedited form: "Mr. Adams, I would appreciate it if you would delete your posts about me. My roommate is an attorney and says that we could go...
  • Mrs. Obama Declares War on Chick-fil-A

    07/16/2014 2:11:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    townhall ^ | 7/15/14 | Todd Starnes
    The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
  • Mrs. Obama Declares War on Chick-fil-A

    07/15/2014 12:07:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 07/15/2014 | Todd Starnes
    The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed...
  • Burger King Sells “Gay” Whopper, Canadian City Bans Chick-fil-A

    07/03/2014 10:33:38 PM PDT · by robowombat · 59 replies
    New American ^ | Thursday, 03 July 2014 17:01 | Dave Bohon
    Thursday, 03 July 2014 17:01 Burger King Sells “Gay” Whopper, Canadian City Bans Chick-fil-A Written by Dave Bohon font size decrease font size increase font size Print E-mail Burger King Sells “Gay” Whopper, Canadian City Bans Chick-fil-A Burger King has offered conservative Christian diners a reason to cross the restaurant off their weekly burger cycle. In a nod of support to the aggressive homosexual agenda sweeping the nation, reported USA Today, the fast-food mega-chain has introduced a “gay pride” version of its signature sandwich, the Whopper. “The Proud Whopper, as it's called, comes wrapped in a rainbow colored wrapper with...
  • McDonald’s Has the Worst Hamburger in the Country, According to New Consumer Reports Study

    07/03/2014 4:09:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 160 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Chelsea Hirsch
    The Habit Burger and In-N-Out lead the pack. Chick-fil-A also has lots to squawk about. Turns out nobody’s loving it. The standard McDonald’s hamburger — the one that claims to satisfy “billions and billions” — finished dead last in a new Consumer Reports taste test. The Hamburglar’s favorite meal earned a score of just 5.8 out of 10 from the magazine’s readers, putting it far behind West Coast chains The Habit Burger Grill and In-N-Out Burger, which scored 8.1 out of 10 and 8 out of 10, respectively. The top fast food burger available locally was Five Guys Burgers and...
  • Chick-Fil-A Shocked The World Again When It Closed For A Valiant Reason You’d Never Guess

    06/19/2014 11:15:05 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    People either love Chick-Fil-A or hate it ever since the company’s president, Dan Cathy, espoused his religious beliefs regarding same-sex marriage. But love-it-or-hate-it, Chick-Fil-A seems to consistently go well-above the call of duty for good, upstanding Americans and the communities surrounding each restaurant. The town of Griffin, Georgia was mourning the loss of Police Officer Kevin Jordan who was killed in the line of duty. According to Mad World News, Jordan was shot five times in the back while trying to make an arrest at a local Waffle House. He was an Army veteran, a dedicated member of the police...
  • Mapping Chick-fil-A Nation

    06/16/2014 10:28:25 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jun 16 | REID WILSON
    Over at The New York Times, Ashley Parker and Jonathan Martin take a look at the Chick-fil-A belt, an area covering thousands of miles of Southern suburbs and exurbs where new residents have little connection to the politics of the past. That hurts incumbents like Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who could once count on the projects and federal money they brought home to their states for political points. The newly built communities where these new residents live — Parker and Martin point to DeSoto County, Miss., and Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield Counties, Va. — are...
  • Chick-fil-A comes to Canada

    05/29/2014 10:31:22 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 38 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 29, 2014 | Katie Schneider
    CALGARY — A controversial U.S. fast food franchise has set up shop in Calgary. Chick-fil-A opened Tuesday at the departures level of the Calgary International Airport, outside of the Delta and WestJet ticket counter, said Cheryl Dick, senior director of operations for licensing. It's currently the only location open in Canada, though not the first to ever come to the country. "We were in Canada before in 1995 and learned a lot through that experience, but we weren't open very long and now we have an opportunity to work with our business partner HMSHost and open this new location," she...
  • NYC gays say ‘OK’ to Chick-fil-A’s upcoming expansion

    05/07/2014 6:57:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 7, 2014 | Gregory E. Miller
    Like many people, Josh Hune loves the succulent taste of Chick-fil-A menu item No. 1, the classic chicken sandwich. Like far fewer fans, Hune also happens to be gay. That made it a bit complicated when the fried-chicken chain’s president, Dan Cathy, admitted he was “guilty as charged” for vehemently opposing same-sex marriage and overseeing the donation of millions of dollars to anti-gay causes in June 2012. When Cathy’s comments sparked a media firestorm, Hune resisted his favorite sammie for a few days before giving in and devouring one at the Chick-fil-A outlet at NYU, where he was a student.
  • 10 Reasons Chick-fil-A Is The Best Fast Food Chain In America

    04/29/2014 1:12:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/29/2014 | ASHLEY LUTZ AND HAYLEY PETERSON
    Chick-fil-A is the best fast food chain in America. The chicken joint won the "best overall" category in Business Insider's Fast Food Reader's Choice awards. Chick-fil-A, which is planning a massive national expansion, beat out competitors like Chipotle and McDonald's. The chicken chain, which now outsells KFC despite having a fraction of the locations, is popular for many reasons. 1. Chicken sandwich This chicken sandwich is amazing. According to Chick-fil-A, it's "a boneless breast of chicken seasoned to perfection, hand-breaded, pressure cooked in 100% refined peanut oil and served on a toasted, buttered bun with dill pickle chips." While no...
  • Chick-fil-A Looks to Lower the Heat on Gay Marriage

    04/13/2014 7:05:05 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 84 replies
    time.com ^ | April 8, 2014 | Laura Stampler
    CEO Dan Cathy wants his company to get past a controversy in 2012 over his anti-gay marriage comments by starting to focus more on attracting younger customers and leaving the public discussion of social issues to politicians Chick-fil-A wants to move beyond recent controversy over the fast food chain’s stance on gay marriage as it looks to court younger customers. CEO Dan Cathy told USA Today in an interview published Monday that he’s bringing the company into a millennial-friendly era that will not only include new menu items and store locations, but a new perspective on what beliefs should and...
  • Will Chick-a-fila Open on Sunday?

    04/13/2014 8:52:03 AM PDT · by TNoldman · 89 replies
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    Has Chick-a-fila turned their backs on God by apologizing for their position against same-sex marriage? Also support your local Militia.
  • After anti-gay flap, Chick-fil-A wings in new direction [backing away from social issues]

    04/08/2014 6:13:42 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 187 replies
    KENS News 5 ^ | 04/08/2014 | Bruce Horovitz
    Chick-fil-A is finally crossing the road. The iconic chicken chain, as well-known for its conservative heritage as its savory eats, is recalibrating its moral and culinary compass. It wants to go from old school to almost cool. It wants to evolve from a place where gays once picketed to a place where they'll feel comfortable going to eat. It wants to broaden the brand as it expands nationally and plows into the Millennial-driven urban arena. Above all: it wants to be a serious player on fast-food's biggest stage. USA TODAY was exclusively invited inside to visit the company's sprawling, wooded...
  • Chick-fil-A Takes KFC's Chicken Crown Even With Fewer Stores and Closing on Sundays

    04/04/2014 10:45:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Despite having fewer stores, which are also closed on Sundays so employees can spend time with their families and attend church, Chick-fil-A has taken KFC's crown as the leader in the U.S. chicken fast-food industry. A Yahoo! Finance report noted that YUM! Brands, which owns KFC, removed the phrase from the company's latest annual report that once described KFC as "the leader in the U.S. chicken [quick-service restaurant] segment." That title, says food industry researcher Technomic, now belongs to the worshipful Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A because its locations do more business than KFC restaurants, according to The Associated Press. While KFC still...
  • How Chick-Fil-A Is Outselling KFC With A Fraction Of The Restaurants

    03/31/2014 12:27:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2014 | ASHLEY LUTZ
    Chick-fil-A has surpassed KFC as the top chicken fast food chain.  Chick-fil-A's sales in 2013 passed $5 billion, compared with KFC's $4.2 billion, reports Venessa Wong at Bloomberg Businessweek. Chick-fil-A has 1,775 U.S. stores, while KFC has 4,491. Despite a smaller footprint, Chick-fil-A's average sales are more than triple those of its larger competitor, Wong writes. And Chick-fil-A achieves these results despite being closed on Sundays for religious reasons. Wong illustrates a couple of reasons for Chick-fil-A's success. 
  • Chick-fil-A in Chicopee draws 'First 100' crowd in line for $30,000 in free food

    02/20/2014 2:49:17 PM PST · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Chick-fil-A fans lined up Wednesday hoping to be among the first 100 people through the doors of the first Western Massachusetts location. In keeping with Chick-fil-A tradition, those "First 100" will receive 52 free Chick-fil-A meal certificates for a year – a total of more than $30,000 in free food, owner / operator Robert Hewes said in a news release. The restaurant is at 501 Memorial Drive in Chicopee. Participants, 18 years and older with identification, can line up no earlier than 24 hours prior to the store's grand opening set for 6 a.m. Thursday. Participants do need to camp...
  • Chick-fil-A gives free food to motorists stranded in Southern snowstorm

    01/29/2014 12:51:54 PM PST · by Liz · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/29/14 | TODD STARNES
    Motorists stranded on Highway 280, Birmingham, Ala, found food and shelter thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A owner, Mark Meadows. Founded by a Christian family, it’s no secret that the business is run on biblical values. Once Chick-Fil-a determined that stranded drivers, stuck in their cars for nearly seven hours, went without food or water, the Chick-fil-A staff went into action, cooking several hundred sandwiches then braving the icy storm to hand out the sandwiches. Chick-Fil-a staffers braved the falling snow and ice, slipping and sliding, as they offered their famous hot juicy chicken breasts tucked between two...
  • Chick-fil-A feeds stranded drivers

    01/29/2014 10:02:40 AM PST · by onyx · 45 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | Jan 29, 2014 11:41 AM CST | FOX NEWS
    A number of motorists who had to abandon their vehicles in the snow on Highway 280 outside of Birmingham, Ala. were able to find shelter in the storm thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A restaurant employees and the restaurant's owner, Mark Meadows. Once the snow started accumulating, Meadows closed the restaurant and sent his staff home. But a few hours later, many of them returned – unable to get to their homes. “Our store is about a mile and a half from the interstate and it took me two hours to get there,” manager Audrey Pitt said....
  • TX A&M vs. Duke: Onside Kick Karma.

    12/31/2013 10:30:19 PM PST · by ziravan · 17 replies
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    Full Disclosure: I'm a Texas A&M Graduate... When Duke kicked the onside kick late in the second half, I was telling my friends I watched the game with that that move was a grave strategic mistake not only because it was bad karma but because it would rally the Aggies. I know that you can't rule Johnny Football out and any way to pad the score is fair. Yeah. Yeah. But. You don't kick a dog when it's down. Duke just needed to play efficient football from that point forward to win the game. The LAST thing that Duke needed...