Chick-fil-A not slowed by its gay conundrum

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Stomp your gay feet, fret over their anti-gay donations, protest in cow suits and hate on Chick-fil-A all you want: The Atlanta-based chicken chain continues to score high for its food and service.

Oh, the gay conundrum.

imageSome LGBT activists boycott the chain’s tasty sandwiches and tempting waffle fries over its $1.1 million in donations to anti-gay groups and its WinShape Foundation in north Georgia that won’t take gay couples. The gay-friendly double-talk of the company’s leaders doesn’t help, either.

Other gay folks eat there without guilt, unconcerned about the company’s not-so-friendly mix of religion and chicken with a special anti-gay sauce.

But fret some more, activist gays who dress in cow suits. The chicken chain topped its competitors in a survey that ranked both food and service. In other words, all that gay activism focused on Chick-fil-A is doing zilch to dent its savory reputation among consumers.

College Park-based Chick-fil-A topped seven other chicken chains, posting “outstanding scores for politeness of staff, and high marks for food, value, and speed of service,” Consumer Reports said.

To add further insult to gay injury, we’ll remind you of this: Chick-fil-A’s founder, Cathy Truett, is a Bible quoting billionaire. And the privately-owned, conservatively-run chicken empire notched a more than 11 percent jump in sales, to $3.58 billion, and same-store sales growth of nearly 6 percent last year.

But hey, at least the chicken chain serves up its anti-gay ‘tude with politeness and speed.


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