In the cut-throat world of fast food, marquee signs are often on the frontline of savage battles waged between competing restaurants. Take for example the Wendy's in Lubbock, Texas, that shared a fierce war of words with a local bottled water shop across the street. That melodrama from June might pale in comparison to a sparring session playing out in the summer heat of Mobile, Alabama, however. In the small southern city, a Chick-fil-A, a barbecue restaurant, and, um, a strip club have been ensnared in a hilarious feud for months.
It all started in July, when the Chick-fil-A outpost started advertising the company's new BBQ chicken sandwich on its marquee sign, which prompted an actual barbecue joint across the street, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, to respond with the first fateful barb. "Chick-fil-A, I Thought We Were Friends," the restaurant's own marquee quipped, with a cutting remark written directly underneath: "Open Sundays."