If Mitt Romney wants to win in November, he needs to eat at a Chick-Fil-A. :::removing tongue from cheek, sort of…:::
Seriously, I doubt that the Truett Cathy–when he founded Chick-Fil-A–ever planned on his company becoming Ground Zero in the culture war.
Even then, the Cathy family has shown the Christian community what it takes to win:
(a) Practice what you preach;
(b) Work hard and be your best;
(c) Don’t be afraid to back down on your principles.
Irrespective of what you think of the Cathy family’s religious practices, Chick-Fil-A is legendary in the fast food world.
Their products are of impeccable quality, and their service is second to none. They have a storied tradition of hiring excellent workers and training them well. In terms of their dedication to customer satisfaction, they run circles around McDonald’s, Subway, Burger King, KFC, Wendy’s, Hardees, and Arby’s.
Yesterday, they had their moment, and they proved their mettle.
MrsLarijani and I went to a Lexington Chick-Fil-A yesterday. It was absolutely PACKED, both in the dine-in section and drive-thru.
Inside the restaurant, they were offering drinks to those who waited in line. MrsLarijani and I noticed that everyone who walked into the door stayed in line without complaining. The mood was jovial, with many taking pictures of the crowd. We observed zero protesters.
The efficiency of the workers was astounding. In spite of the lines, the service was excellent, in both quality and wait time.
If the lamestream media–and the liberal establishment–was hoping to take down Chick-Fil-A, the strategy backfired.
The mayors of Chicago and Boston declared Chick-Fil-A persona non grata. While those declarations received much fanfare, it’s not like Chick-Fil-A will live or die on the basis of whether they can open sites in those cities.
Yesterday proved that point.
While Todd Starnes is quite dire about his vision of increasing persecution of Christians, I’d say the resultant backlash to the attacks on Chick-Fil-A shows that the secularists still have plenty of work cut out for them.
As for myself, I like their products and service. Just as I like the products and service that I receive at Starbucks (a socially liberal gay-friendly company).