Publicado: Sol, Octubre 20, 2019
Financiera | Por Marilu Caballero

Towns are getting their first Chick-fil-A restaurants

Towns are getting their first Chick-fil-A restaurants

According to BBC, the fast food chain - which has faced criticism in the past for supporting anti-LGBTQ groups - recently opened in the Oracle shopping center in Reading, where it quickly received backlash from pride organizations.

After the statement was made LGBT people began a series of boycotts, kiss-ins and same-sex marriages outside the restaurants across the US.

LGBT+ rights groups in Reading, including the organizers of Reading Pride, have been critical of the new Chick-fil-A branch in recent weeks. "We mutually agreed to a six month lease with the Oracle Mall in Reading as part of a longer term strategy for us as we look to expand our worldwide presence".

Reading Pride said: "The chain's ethos and moral stance goes completely against our values, and that of the United Kingdom as we are a progressive country that has legalised same-sex marriage for some years and continues to strive towards equality". It said: "We respect everyone's freedom to eat where they choose, however, we ask the LGBT+ community (including its allies) to boycott the chain in Reading".

The family-owned company, founded in Atlanta in 1967, is one of the biggest fast-food chains in the U.S. and boasts about 2,400 outlets across North America.

Reading Pride said The Oracle's decision was "good news", adding the six-month period was a "reasonable request... to allow for re-settlement and notice for employees that have moved from other jobs".

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Chick-fil-A chairman and CEO Dan Cathy famously spoke out against marriage equality in 2012 and admitted that he backed anti-marriage equality initiatives.

Chick-fil-A has been affiliated with an anti-LGBT agenda after reports that it donated millions of dollars to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Paul Anderson Youth Home, and The Salvation Army.

Chick-fil-A has previously told the BBC: "Our giving has always focused on youth and education".

Chick-fil-A declined to respond on the record to TIME's question as to whether the company had been planning to extend the lease after the six month pilot period.

"There are 145,000 people - black, white; gay, straight; Christian, non-Christian - who represent Chick-fil-A", the spokesman protested.

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