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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/01 03:09:16 (permalink)
Chick-Fil-A's decision to "remember the Sabbath" makes me a loyal customer!
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/01 14:26:50 (permalink)
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I love Chik-fil-A, even though I hate the owners' politics.

My thoughts exactly.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/01 14:41:16 (permalink)
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Chick-Fil-A's decision to "remember the Sabbath" makes me a loyal customer!


...and makes me stay away.

I don't generally patronize fast-food at all, but if I see an establishment with a publicized company motto of:, "We exist to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted"...I'll find a different place to spend my money. I don't need a chicken restaurant telling me why I exist.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/01 15:59:52 (permalink)
I'm 180 degrees out then. Holding God high should not be a bad thing...be it Jesus, Allah or Buddha. Close on Saturadays if you're Jewish, Sundays if yo're Christian or stay open 24/7 if you're Presbyterian.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/03 13:08:39 (permalink)
I agree with Rowsdowner. I respect people in some of the old ethnic neighborhoods in New England that choose to stick to the old "Blue Laws" (and if you ever want a real taste of shopping in Federal Hill, Providence, don't go on Sunday).

Likewise, when I lived in New York I respected the Jewish businesses which closed on Saturday, and the Jewish communities which would boycott any Orthodox Jewish business in which the owner observed the Sabbath but had non-Jews working for them on that day.

But, when a company prostelytizes religion it will turn some people off. Personally, I am uncomfortable with the bible citations on In 'n Out packaging, but it seems minor to me and doesn't quite cross the line. I don't know that Chick Fil A does anything like this.

When a company takes political stances based on management's religious or "moral" beliefs, it must be prepared to face political consequences in the form of consumer (or shareholder) response. I have not been aware of such with Chick Fil A, but this thread will make me think twice before trying it.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/03 14:21:13 (permalink)
don't know much about their food but they used to have a really funny roadside advertising campaign
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/06 15:52:33 (permalink)
Their decision to be closed on Sundays irks me, but not for any political reason. If they want to be closed on Sundays or any other day, that's fine, it's their decision. It's just that the urge to eat Chik-Fil-A usually strikes me on a Sunday when I can't do anything about it.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/06 16:13:06 (permalink)
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It's just that the urge to eat Chik-Fil-A usually strikes me on a Sunday when I can't do anything about it.


I feel exactly the same way, just replace "Chick-Fil-A" with "Murray's Falafel", and "Sunday" with "Friday night".
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/09 14:12:11 (permalink)
A side note... I have the TV on with the SEC (South-East Conference) Basketball Tourney playing...Kentucky vs Mississippi St.(half-time). An SEC official just told one of the broadcasters that CHICK-FIL-A has donated over $750,000 this year to scholarship programs at SEC schools. Thats a lot of money into those college funds. He did not say if that was from advertising fees??? It was implied that it was a charitable contribution. If So, my hat is tipped to the business for it's support of the universities involved.

Kentucky lost in Overtime 84-82.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/09 14:51:50 (permalink)
Regardless of how you feel about Chick fil, their owner is very very charitable and very very religous and principaled.

Their food is not a favorite of mine but the grand kids enjoy it along with their play ground.

I like their waffle fries though. Their chicken sandwich has been a little dry and bland for me.

Paul E. Smith
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/09 15:24:14 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Pigiron

quote:
Originally posted by 45013

Chick-Fil-A's decision to "remember the Sabbath" makes me a loyal customer!


...and makes me stay away.

I don't generally patronize fast-food at all, but if I see an establishment with a publicized company motto of:, "We exist to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted"...I'll find a different place to spend my money. I don't need a chicken restaurant telling me why I exist.


Pigiron, When the word "we" is used, I am sure that it is in reference to the owner's beliefs............so just get over it. It is not like he is being nasty or telling anyone else what to do. I have heard many wonderful things about this man and his generosity to others.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/09 16:06:02 (permalink)
A report from the field:

Today, I arrive at MCO (Orlando International Airport) and realize I hadn't resolved (A) where I was sleeping tonight, or (B) what I was doing about a rental car (Goal: Convertible for a week) ... It was pushing 10:AM, and because my travel agent is in Seattle (3 hours earlier) I decided to "kill some time at the airport" rather than giving her her wake up call.

My 2 1/2 hour First Class passage on Delta included a choice of Sun Chips or some Granola Bar thing-y, so, I decided I'd give the Chick-fil-a a try.

Headline: Very Fast Food. Predictable Outcome.

It WAS edible. I was tasting the salt until I had my early dinner ... but that is another tirade.

The chicken sandwich was salty. Moist, tasty, but salty. The bun has 2 pickles, no anything else,

The fries were very good ... they are the cross-cut style and, okay ... seeing how I was famished, not bad! But I noticed that before I was full, I was trying to see if I could re-assemble them -- kind of like a 3-D jig-saw puzzle, but in reality, it was more kind of like a bored guy on the road playing with his food.


[An Aside: Hanging around the airport for two hours yields far better people watching than crashing in your hotel room for two hours.]

So. The bad news. I wind up at a Fairfield Inn, near the airport and my choice is Bennigan's and Tony Roma's for tonight. And because I can't get the convertible I reserved until tomorrow, I may actually have to go into one of these places.

Sorry. I think I got off-track .

Meanwhile, as a curmudgeonly business traveler, I have plenty of other rants ... But, we'll save them for another day/time.

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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/09 16:11:34 (permalink)
Greg: Are you in Daytona for bike week?

I am sure that you will do you regular burger joint close to the track?

I have to be there in May and I will be sure to try it.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/09 18:11:00 (permalink)
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Greg: Are you in Daytona for bike week?

I am sure that you will do you regular burger joint close to the track?

I have to be there in May and I will be sure to try it.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

Actually, I am headed to Sebring for the 12 Hour.

I like to try to at least hit The Brickyard every time I'm here though.

Make sure you connect with me before you hit town yourself.



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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/09 20:15:54 (permalink)
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quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

Greg: Are you in Daytona for bike week?

I am sure that you will do you regular burger joint close to the track?

I have to be there in May and I will be sure to try it.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


Greag: I want to hit you as soon as I can. I have had some unfortunate situations hit he receiently. I hope tbe everywhere soon.
Actually, I am headed to Sebring for the 12 Hour.

I like to try to at least hit The Brickyard every time I'm here though.

Make sure you connect with me before you hit town yourself.




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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/09 21:14:25 (permalink)
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Pigiron, When the word "we" is used, I am sure that it is in reference to the owner's beliefs............so just get over it. It is not like he is being nasty or telling anyone else what to do. I have heard many wonderful things about this man and his generosity to others.


Get over it? Gee, that sounds an awful lot like you telling me what to do. I think I'll stick to patronizing the businesses I choose, for whatever reasons suit my fancy, thank you.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/18 17:22:48 (permalink)
I am anything but a religious person, but I admire Truet Cathy's steadfast commitment to what he believes. Do I want it shoved down my throat? No... If it offends you, simply vote with your feet.

The food is quite bland. All I ever get is the original sandwich, but on the optional wheat bun. It makes a big difference!

The ol' man can still---at 85---be seen around Atlanta, visiting his locations by himself, on his Harley-Davison Ultra Classic! Huge stones!

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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/18 18:52:02 (permalink)
I bet he doesn't get on 285...
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/22 15:19:48 (permalink)
George Jenkins the man who founded Publix supermarkets refused to open on Sundays nor would he allow beer to be sold in his stores. When Mr. Jenkins died it only took a few years for that to change. Who knows what may happen when Mr. Cathy passes on.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2007/03/22 22:24:19 (permalink)
Sandwiches are OK, but nothing ultra spectacular and they are a bit pricey considering the portions.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2014/02/12 12:29:09 (permalink)
For Chick fans (I've been one since the late '60s), this is an excellent move in the right direction.
 
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/chick-fil-chicken-without-antibiotics-182012596.html
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2014/02/12 13:20:58 (permalink)
I don't patronize Chick-fil-A for personal reasons. Although I like their food, there are too many other choices out there and I don't miss it.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2014/02/12 16:31:35 (permalink)
Good, I guess. Maybe the lack of antibiotics will make them less bland. Sorry, a piece of moist white meat on a moist bun with two pickle slices don't do it for me.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2014/02/12 16:50:08 (permalink)
I had a Spicy Chicken sandwich once.  It was nasty.  The chicken tasted like cardboard and the bun was soggy.  I took two bites and threw it away.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2014/02/12 20:12:56 (permalink)
I don't like their food either. 
 
Know a restaurant that has a "Chick Fillet" sandwich on their menu?  If Chick-Fil-A finds out, their legal department will talk ugly and make all sorts of threats to them until they change their menu.  You can't even say or spell Chick Fillet because it sounds like Chick-Fil-A.  Not exactly Christian-like.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2014/02/12 21:42:18 (permalink)
Ate there once about 20 years ago. Never went back.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2014/02/13 13:42:51 (permalink)
JayL Know a restaurant that has a "Chick Fillet" sandwich on their menu?  If Chick-Fil-A finds out, their legal department will talk ugly and make all sorts of threats to them until they change their menu.  You can't even say or spell Chick Fillet because it sounds like Chick-Fil-A.  Not exactly Christian-like.

Before I go on, do you know anything about trademarks and trademark law?
 
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2014/02/13 16:21:51 (permalink)
Good question, Bart.
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2014/02/13 18:03:39 (permalink)
While I don't eat their food all that often, I do frequently get their sweet tea by the gallon. They're one of the few places that make sweet tea the way it's supposed to be made. 
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RE: Chick-fil-A 2014/02/13 18:21:07 (permalink)
I go to CFA for the breakfast burritos.  Pretty good.
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