Skip to comments.First UK Chick-fil-A outlet to close in LGBT rights row
Posted on 10/18/2019 7:23:44 PM PDT by Ennis85
A US fast-food chain will cease trading at its first UK outlet amid a row over donations to anti-LGBT groups.
Gay rights campaigners called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, which opened its first branch at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on 10 October.
A spokeswoman for the centre said "the right thing to do" was to not extend the restaurant's lease beyond the "six-month pilot period".
Chick-fil-A said its donations were purely focused on youth and education.
The family-owned company, founded in Atlanta in 1967, is one of the biggest fast-food chains in the USA and boasts about 2,400 outlets across North America.
According to US news website Think Progress, in 2017 the Chick-fil-A Foundation donated millions of dollars to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Paul Anderson Youth Home and the Salvation Army.
Campaigners from LGBT organisation, Reading Pride, said all three organisations have a reputation of being hostile to LGBT rights.
In 2012, the company's chairman sparked a US boycott when he said he opposed gay marriage.
The Oracle said: "We always look to introduce new concepts for our customers, however, we have decided on this occasion that the right thing to do is to only allow Chick-Fil-A to trade with us for the initial six-month pilot period, and not to extend the lease any further."
Reading Pride said The Oracle's decision was "good news", adding the six-month period was a "reasonable request... to allow for re-settlement and notice for employees that have moved from other jobs".
But the organisation said it would continue to campaign against the outlet until it left.
Chick-fil-A had previously told the BBC: "Our giving has always focused on youth and education. We have never donated with the purpose of supporting a social or political agenda.
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Meanwhile, faggots in the UK soon to be beheaded by filthy Muslims. Priorities...
Reading Pride are homofascists against Christian rights.
Not to worry. The LBGTwhatevers will only wish for Chick-fil-A when the Muzzies are ruling them.
Could not happen to a more deserving group of “it’s all about me” munchkins.
Ah yes, the fable of “tolerance” on display.
Six months of people making sure they try it before it closes.
That is good advertising.
And the quality of British food declines even more.
Evil is triumphing all over the globe.
Will they shut down a mosque?
They are selling chicken and everyone likes it.
Meanwhile in the United States franchises are making more money than the total U.K. GDP.
“Evil is triumphing all over the globe.”
That’s because good people allow it.
The faggots are always winning because they care much more about their rights/interests than we care about ours. It’s really as simple as that. Where are the counter demonstration by us Normals? Given our overwhelming superioty in numbers we should be overwhelming them.
But not enough of us care enough to make it happen. And so they win and we lose.
“Chick-fil-A, which opened its first branch at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on 10 October.”
I lived there in the seventies. Berkshire is the heart of conservatives in England. The county is very conservative but Reading itself is about half and half. It reminds me of Austin, Texas. It is left wing in the core city but surrounded by conservatives. I assure you the locals do approve of Chick-fil-A. A small vocal minority is the reason they will close this store.
It should be noted that Chick-fil-A management does have a conservative agenda. The funds that support this agenda are from the personal wealth of the owners and not cooperate funds. The workers in Chick-fil-A are of all colors and their sexual orientation has no bearing. They hire good workers and do not give a damn except they must be good workers!
It should be noted that Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays. This was a corporate decision to give their employees Sunday off to attend religious services or if not religious to do any damn thing they want. It has been estimated that this decision has cost them about a billion dollars a year. They are a company to be admired.
Their chicken is good.
Britain is owned by faggies and Muslims. Sooner or later they’re gonna fight, and then it’s lights out for UK and the pyres of London will be visible in Warsaw.
Farewell, John Bull. We Yanks hardly knew ye.
Title is misleading. CFA didn’t make this decision...the mall or shop they’re renting from did.
“And the quality of British food declines even more.”
I lived in the UK in the seventies and the normal fare in a restaurant really sucked. The Indian and Pakistani restaurants were most excellent as were the French, Greek, and Italian restaurants. When wife and I went out it was mostly Indian food. The fish and chips at the locals was always good but oddly it was mostly done by Chinese owners. They did it exactly as the Brits did fish and chips.
As the UK became more prosperous, thanks to Margaret Thatcher, the people demanded a better fare. Oddly today you can have a first class meal in a restaurant or good pub. It is not cheap but it is good.
I’m just glad to see that Lady Thatcher is not around to see how wobbly the Brits have become.
Good. Now they will eat maggot infestated stuff, but cerified homo hhallal.
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