Another Round of Chick-fil-A Hate

chik-fil-a-cows-s6-c30The Denver City Council beclowns itself by delaying the acceptance of an application for a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the airport. All the usual suspects are belching up typical progressive, anti-freedom drivel, under the guise of their concern for “really, truly a moral issue on the city.”  And of course the excellent and successful business acumen of the council members was on display: “”We can do better than this brand in Denver at our airport, in my estimation.”

All of this flying in the face of reality. Chick-fil-A does not discriminate in its hiring practices. It obeys the law. And, according to the airport’s analysis:

DIA has estimated the restaurant’s first-year sales at $4.1 million, with $616,278 paid each year in concession fees. Chick-fil-A restaurants typically generate more in six days a week, DIA says, than most fast-food concessions that are open all seven.

And guess what? DIA’s customers want to eat Chick-fil-A food! shocking, I know. How can America continue to frequent a company that provides excellent food, service and value, and treats its employees rather well, while ignoring the political and social stances of the company’s owners?

Neil Maxfield, the senior vice president of concession, noted that a 2013 survey of airport users “identified Chick-fil-A as being the second-most sought-after quick service brand at the airport, second to Chipotle,” which didn’t apply for the space.

Maybe the Denver City Council can read the U.S. Constitution some time when they aren’t stoned off their gourds, and realize that government is barred from controlling the speech of its citizens. Oh, and if they are successful in keeping a money-making firm out of the airport, and replace it with a lesser fast-food company employing fewer people, will they employ, at their own expense, the people who would have gotten jobs at Chick-fil-A?

7 comments to “Another Round of Chick-fil-A Hate”
  1. I’m one of those people who votes with my taste buds, and I LIKE Chick-fil-A. I knew nothing about the company until some of the recent kerfluffles and, to be honest, I don’t care. I’d like SJW-run Starbuck’s, too, if I didn’t think their coffee is swill.

    First tried The Chick when I lived in Texas. Thought the food was yummy. Does it taste better because the management is more on my side on the social/political scene? Not really. It’s a nice bonus, but if they keep servin’ up the tasty cooked birds, I’m a fan.

    Have to say nice things about El Pollo Loco, too, even though they are probably in a different world, politically.

    The point (to me anyway) is that I don’t want the City of Denver — or any other city — telling me what to like and where I can go, whether it involves food or anything else. I won’t try to make it a Constitutional Crisis; I’ll just stay the hell away from Denver.

  2. I don’t care for Chick-fil-A’s food. I certainly couldn’t care less about the opinions or politics of its CEO. In fact, if I had to think about it, I don’t care about the opinions or politics of any CEO. Never crosses my mind. Maybe I’m exceptional.

    I wonder how much research has been done, by those who are so outraged by Chick-fil-A, to ensure the views of other CEOs, or business owners, or teachers, or the countless others they support with their business or contracts are in line with their own. What a waste of time that would be.

    Of course, the city council probably has a lot of time to fill.

    • As fast food goes it’s rather good, but of course that is personal taste.

      And yes, the selective outrage is a little unbecoming of people who are supposed to be worrying about things like sewer systems and public safety and quality of schools.

      I guess drumming up outrage about a triviality is easier.

    • We know outrage is a national pastime that makes people feel really good about themselves for very little to zero effort.

      I’m always left wondering why these people, who claim to be so accepting of others and differences, are in fact, demonstrably, so hateful and intolerant. I mean, I totally get that, but it’s amazing that they don’t see the hypocrisy in their ways.

      Seeing yourself as hypocritical is, I suppose, much more challenging than clicking on a button on change.org or baselessly taking some sort of high moral ground.

      This is why I tend to not have opinions about things. Unless they impact me directly. I’m not above being that sort of douche, I fear.

  3. I like Chick-Fil-A. My whole family does. We had never had it before that douchebag at the drive-through berated the cashier. So, thanks, douchebag, for introducing us to this tasty, tasty food.

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