Much of the council's concerns centered on controversial comments made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy in 2012, which garnered backlash and even prompted elected officials to attempt to block the company from opening in cities like Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco. Since then, both Cathy and Chick-fil-A have avoided political issues and its charitable arm has reduced contributions to alleged anti-gay organizations, according to the report. But the company has yet to shake its reputation as a purveyor of deep fried discrimination.
While the airport deal might be in jeopardy, Chick-fil-A's online store locator shows several existing company-operated and licensed locations in the Denver area.
We reached out to a Chick-fil-A spokesperson for comment.