Chick-fil-A, has long tried to keep its anti-LGBT past, well, in the past. Additionally, a company spokeswoman told DNAinfo, "The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender." Chick-fil-A made similar statements when word spread of its plans to open in NYC.
The bottom line: some people love Chick-fil-A, someone people hate Chick-fil-A, and some people love to hate Chick-fil-A. The chain is as polarizing as it is popular and beloved. So, while Bill de Blasio's comments might not keep you from biting into a big crispy chicken sandwich, you'll at least know you won't see him waiting in the stupidly long lunchtime queues.
We reached out to Chick-fil-A for a response to the mayor's comments.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is surprised it took the mayor this long to make a comment like this. Send news tips to email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.