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Chick-Fil-A

Discussion in 'The OT' started by spartanstew, Jan 30, 2010.

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  1. Jun 8, 2010 #81 of 145
    Greg Alsobrook

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    I'm at Chick-fil-a and just finished my first spicy chicken sandwich. It's fantastic! I'm very impressed!
     
  2. Jun 8, 2010 #82 of 145
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    It's exactly the same here in NC, though I did not see any Cow flirting. However I didn't think the Spicy sandwich was as good as Wendy's. For the extra quarter I would just dump a packet of free hot sauce on a regular CFA sandwich. Individual taste I guess.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2010 #83 of 145
    lost4now

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    I had one last Thursday, it's spicy!
     
  4. Aug 1, 2012 #84 of 145
    TBlazer07

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    This has nothing to do with spicy chicken but .......

    Went to the mall with my wife to make a return and when we went up to the food court for coffee there was a line at least 50-60 yards long across the entire length of the food court and then halfway doubled back on itself at Chickyfillet. This was at 3PM. Someone said it was like that since opening. About 1/2 the people on the line were senior citizens (nothing against seniors cuz I are won!) and about half of them were wearing shirts with religious slogans on them.

    I guess this controversy increased their business, at least for today, 1000x. If you're not familiar with what has been happening you can read it here:

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/01/us/chick-fil-a-appreciation/index.html
     
  5. Aug 1, 2012 #85 of 145
    dpeters11

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    I personally don't agree with their views, but they do have a good chicken sandwich. Personally, I have more issue with companies like Abercrombie and Fitch than Chick-fil-a.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2012 #86 of 145
    Davenlr

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    I tried one of their chicken sandwiches, and it was dry. Ill stick with Popeyes and McDonalds.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2012 #87 of 145
    dpeters11

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    I think the plain ones are. I usually get the deluxe and add mayo. Plus, for some reason I just really like their cows and general sense of humor to their advertising. It generally appeals to my sense of humor.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2012 #88 of 145
    RasputinAXP

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    Owner's got a right to say what he wants.
    I've got a right to go elsewhere.
     
  9. Aug 1, 2012 #89 of 145
    Davenlr

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    Yea, I have to say their commercials, especially during sporting events, and on billboards, are first rate and entertaining. I could care less what the owner thinks. Its not going to make a bit of difference in the grand scheme of things. We repair and maintain their coffee equipment, and the managers are always friendly, as are the employees. Unfortunate the owner has to be so "out there", but opinions are like butt holes, everybody has one.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2012 #90 of 145
    James Long

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    Their sandwiches are ok ... but I have to drive too far to get them. There is a mall store that I get one in when my wife wants Asian food ... although there is a Subway there that often gets my money instead.

    I thought about going tonight but we ended up eating at home. Mr Cathy knows his core customer. The company will do fine.
     
  11. Aug 1, 2012 #91 of 145
    TBlazer07

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    Exactly, but it has turned in a religious thing rather than a "free speech" thing which is what it really is. The place I was at (Paramus NJ mall in Northern NJ) looked like s bible bangers convention from down south. I have no problem with religious zealots (if they leave me alone) but that isn't what this is all about.
     
  12. Aug 1, 2012 #92 of 145
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    Best thing that's happened for CFA in a long time. They've stood by their convictions and have been rewarded for it. Shame on those narrow-minded [strike]twits[/strike] individuals who are so hateful and intolerant that they cannot stand to hear beliefs other than their own and would attempt to deny others the right of free speech.

    I bought a bagful today -- had to wait in line 45 min -- well worth it!

    As far as those [strike]twits[/strike] individual's ineffectual actions, I doubt if CFA will miss their business! :nono2:
     
  13. Aug 1, 2012 #93 of 145
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    But isn't Paramus a kind of odd area? If I remember right, they have some of the most restrictive "blue" laws in the country.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2012 #94 of 145
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    It is odd. It's almost like, be tolerant with my views, but I won't be tolerant of yours. It's not like they are in charge of passing laws that affect everyone. They are a privately owned business.

    I wouldn't have gone today regardless, I hate dealing with crowds when I can avoid it. But I generally don't do much to support or boycott any chain for a particular reason. I'm more likely to consciously give support to a local business.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2012 #95 of 145
    James Long

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    If the government tells Mr Cathy that he cannot express his opinion on an issue it is a true free speech issue. But there is also the freedom of religion mixed in there. The first amendment covers both:
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.​

    It concerns me that cities have threatened to not give Chick-Fil-A the same access as other businesses due to what he said and the religious beliefs involved. It seems that asking Mr Cathy to back away from his religious beliefs is prohibiting his free exercise of his religion.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2012 #96 of 145
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    I wonder if Chicago is also going to stop any future churches from being built there as they have the same beliefs as Mr. Cathy?
     
  17. Aug 1, 2012 #97 of 145
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    Well, that depends on the denomination and the individual congregation in some cases. Or no Hobby Lobby's?
     
  18. Aug 1, 2012 #98 of 145
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    Yes they do but it's basically only "stores must be closed on Sunday" (other than food stores & I believe Home Depot type stores). They are losing millions in business to other towns but they don't care).

    I live ~20 miles from there (haven't been up there in many years) but needed to get to the LL Bean store in the mall. Those malls draw from all over.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2012 #99 of 145
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    Looking on Wikipedia, looks like they started as a religious basis, but voters have kept it basically to have a day without crazy traffic. I can see that, though I just wouldn't live in the area. Like I enjoy going to the Smokeys, but avoid Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge as much as possible and certainly wouldn't want to live near them where I actually had to travel through the areas.
     
  20. Aug 1, 2012 #100 of 145
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    It didn't start out as either a free speech or religious freedom issue. The whole thing started after it was revealed that CFA was donating millions to anti-same-sex marriage groups. That lead to a boycott (why give money to a group that's using it against you?) The interview just exacerbated things and turned it into the free speech/religious freedom issue.
     
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