The Assault on Chick-fil-A: It Didn’t Work

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).

3 thoughts on “The Assault on Chick-fil-A: It Didn’t Work

  1. I am of the opinion that the church needs to disengage from the state instead of channeling Calvin and the historical reformed position (i.e. both before the civil authorities and the church — according to Focus on the Family, you are not married otherwise. Pray don’t press me to hunt that quote down at boundless) …and press for things like prenuptial contracts being presumptively valid, and creating legal paradigms in which only with the approval of _(x) insert church doctrine and leadership here_ can members “divorce” or break their contracts. Self contradictory? No, just that the inner essence of marriage is not something we.will.ever.see.again.in.this.country. If we insist on having the state being an enforcer, it should at least be on terms as favorable to us as we can. ..Not that I think I will see this in a million years, but I can tolerate gay “marriage” if I could get “married” myself, which I cannot, not in any meaningful way in any US jurisdiction. Oh, I can get “married”, but it’s “Marriage” in the sense that Mohler et al think. It puts me in mind their hissy fits about yoga … arguments about words rather than substance. Gay marriage is something like putting a bullet into a corpse that is already dead, as far as I am concerned. Quick aside: Pukeko over at Dark Brightness relates how family trust legal structures have been created in New Zealand that help protect family property from divorcers trying to use the law to suck resources from divorcees. I mention this only because I can see, at least in my imagination, ways to use the law t0 get the effect that Christians want. All that being said, I went and had a sandwich myself, which was pretty good; but not at a mall I frequent. Next time I’ll try that lemonade.

  2. my Oldest had a 30 minute voice lesson on wednesday, so my Youngest and i went to cfa to pick us up something to eat. the drive thru line was forever long, and it’s not worth the gas, so we went inside. the inside was also packed. everyone was kind, and the staff was patient. the kitchen was very backed up, and we waited about 15 minutes or so for our food. no free drinks were offered. it was their normal, courteous service with a longer wait and very patient patrons.

    my girls and my bff’s two boys the same age cfa’d me out when they were little, and although they still love it, i simply like it. i will say that our local cfa has one of the slowest kitchens of all cfa’s i’ve been to. it’s a busy one, for sure, but our cfa in our previous town was equally or more-so busy, and the kitchen was hopping. also, this one has messed our order up a few times – not major, but noticeable.

    that being said, if we’re going to go fast food, cfa is my first choice – across the board, they are consistent and the most healthy in their class. mc d’s is never on the radar, nor is wendy’s or bk. subway – yes, but they’re not consistent from store-to-store. schlotzky’s is also a fav of ours for fast food.

    the conversation with my girls over the issue was interesting, though. they were flabbergasted that one would assume that disagreeing meant hate … and that acceptance of a person means total acceptance of all their choices. also, my Oldest, who is going into high school this month, said, “I know lots of gay’s, but i don’t agree with them.” i said, “You do? Who do you know who is gay?” “Well, this guy who is a year ahead of me and is in drama. He’s really nice and we had a good time in class together. But my lunch group and I talked about it once. We all agree that it’s wrong, but that’s his choice, and we still like the guy.” so, “a lot” is actually just one, but it was enough that her close-knit lunch-table group, who was together every day for two years, took the time to discuss it. i’m proud of her.

    as a side note – i’m not one who thinks i must support a business simply b/c the owners are christian. if they do a good job, work hard, and produce a product/service i need, then i will be glad to give them my service.

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