It seems Chick-fil-A just can’t catch a break lately when it comes to being targeted for their Christian values.
“The 140,000 people who serve customers in our restaurants on a daily basis represent and embrace all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity,” said a Chick-fil-A spokesperson in response, in hopes of conveying that the restaurant champions inclusion. “Our intent is to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”
However, Chick-fil-A’s efforts to explain that they are inclusive and kind to all who walk through their doors has not seemed to douse the fire ignited by those with liberal political agendas.
The latest effort to squash Chick-fil-A has come from New York Magazine who recently posted a tweet labeling the restaurant “hate-mongers” and promoting 17 other places where people can get a “squishy bun and juicy bird that are also free of problematic politics.”
“Here are 17 chicken sandwiches you can eat without fear that you’re also, however indirectly, supporting our nation’s hate-mongers,” the tweet read.
Here are 17 chicken sandwiches you can eat without fear that you’re also, however indirectly, supporting our nation’s hate-mongers https://t.co/0AjHYFaVYc
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) March 22, 2019
The publication listed Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, The Commodore, and El Cortez among a string of other options as alternatives.
However, ironically enough, the magazine’s efforts backfired pretty gloriously. Rather than readers jumping on board the hate wagon against Chick-fil-A as they had hoped, followers turned against the magazine in droves.
“Yes, but going to Chick-fil-A helps provide jobs for my local town’s youth so they don’t have to end up writing for NYMag,” wrote the top commenter.
Steve Goddard suggested that the “hate” the magazine was projecting onto the fast-food chain was merely a reflection of their own deep-seated hatred.
“Leftists spend the majority of their time spreading hate against people they disagree with,” he wrote. “They are fully consumed by their own hatred, and project it constantly on to others.”
And things really got interesting when the anti-Chick-fil-A post intended to advertise better options turned into a full-blown promotion for America’s favorite chicken chain.
Countless people made mention that the post made them crave Chick-fil-A for lunch, and they made haste to get their spot in the packed drive-thru.
“For those that keep saying that they are going to @ChickfilA for lunch…PLEASE REMEMBER that they also serve BREAKFAST,” urged one eager commenter who wanted to remind everyone that CFA doesn’t just do lunch. “Let’s not forget BREAKFAST CHICKEN needs to be eaten also.”
The masses emphatically agreed…
“Every time a New York liberal attacks @ChickfilA, the drive-thru line triples! But no worry, @ChickfilA professionals have outstanding customer service and they keep the line moving,” remarked one Chick-fil-A fan. “Delicious food, excellent service. Also, try the lemonade.”
And it seems the statistics back this up.
According to Forbes, Business Insider, and several other publications, Chick-fil-A is on track to be the third largest chain in America in 2019, up from their previous number seven ranking.
“Chick-fil-A is on track to become the third-largest chain in America — and McDonald’s and Wendy’s should be terrified,” Business Insider’s headline read in December.
“Chick-fil-A is taking over the fast-food industry,” BI reported. “The chicken chain is set to become the third-largest restaurant by [sales], according to Kalinowski Equity Research.”
With skyrocketing sales and new locations popping up everywhere, the Lord’s chicken clearly continues to rise in popularity in spite of backlash.
Now, who else is hungry for Chick-fil-A for lunch?