Are you eating at that Chicken Place today?

by Kristi on August 1, 2012 · 3 comments

We always go to Chick fil a on Tuesday’s. Well, we usually go. They have craft night there and the kids like to play. I’ve always liked Chick fil a because they were so friendly to kids. When G was a baby, I would struggle in and they would carry my tray to the table, get us refills, and stop by to see if we needed anything else. They actually do that if you are struggling with a baby, or if you are just strolling in yourself but I sure did appreciate it way back when.

Their food is ‘fast food’. It’s frozen/refrigerated, filled with MSG but not as bad as some other places. Their fries are gluten free… we get fresh fruit for the kids instead of fries while they eat their fried chicken. Considering that we eat out 6 nights a week since we hardly ever cook, I’m okay with it.

I actually can’t eat there anymore really so I bring food with me when we go. Yes, I know, I cook myself fish and put it in a container. Blah. Okay, sometimes I eat their fries. Anyway.

I’m not much of a boycotter but after the CEO’s comments about gay marriage and knowing they continue to donate over 5 million to ‘traditional marriage’ fundraisers… I knew they supported ‘traditional marriage’ for the last few years but while I didn’t agree, I was still going to eat there.

We Are Not Arguing Over Chicken – HuffPo

That article really resonated with me though. I told the husband that I didn’t really feel comfortable going there last night and he agreed. We won’t be going there for awhile. Their CEO is free to have their own beliefs but we are free to not support them.

Sam was so sad, she cried (she was tired from a long day) but I explained that Chick fil a was not being nice to kids who didn’t have families like we did.

I was pretty general. I felt like I could have explained more but I didn’t and I was okay with it.

The political ‘far right’ is calling for Christian supporters to eat at Chick fil today though.

Chick fil a’s stance faces test – CNN

I’ve heard some reports that their sales are up the last few weeks. Makes me a little sick. Publicity is publicity, right?

They are a private company so they don’t release too much information but with sales up 13% from 2011 from 2010 it makes me wonder how 2012 will go for them.

“Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena,” the company announced in another statement.

No shit. It would probably be best if Cathy keeps his mouth shut from now on. Especially with their VP of Publicity dying from a heart attack in the last week or two.

So sorry to the owners of this restaurant who might not agree with Cathy’s views. Sorry to the sweet workers there who take good care of us. We won’t be going to Chick fil a for awhile.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angela August 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

But the fries!!!!!! 😉

2 Kristi August 1, 2012 at 12:11 pm

The fries. I know.

Honestly, I hope in November that we will see a few elections that turn things around.

3 Leah August 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Not to disagree here, but Chick-fil-a is pretty far from not being nice to kids with gay or lesbian parents. I’m pretty sure none of their employees have ever been mean to a single gay family. Just like companies like Apple and Target give money towards gay rights (which they are free to do and we are free to boycott them), Chick-fil-a does the opposite. I don’t think that’s mean- they are a conservative company with a conservative Christian president, so it’s really not a surprise. And their fries are awesome!!! How can you give them up?

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