Have Chick-fil-A and same-sex marriage, too
The Kansas City Star
The long lines of Chick-fil-A fans popped up at Kansas City area restaurants and others nationally in response to Mike Huckabee calling for a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
But the owners of the restaurants have to hope that the cues on Wednesday were not a flash in the deep fat frier and will continue. Huckabee, an ultra-conservative and former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate, declared the appreciation day in response to boycott calls from gay rights advocates and others, who were reacting to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy coming out against gay marriage.
The dispute makes it seem as if one can’t enjoy Chick-fil-A and same sex marriage, too. Nothing could be further from the truth.
But the heat that Cathy’s comments have generated may make business tough for his general interest restaurant. Americans’ brand loyalty has the tensile strength of clothes dryer lint.
There are a lot of fast-food options, and people in line today may decide on an easier to digest burger tomorrow.