Thursday, September 20, 2012
Chick-fil-A softens, faces backlash from Right; it was never like Cracker Barrel
The latest controversy about Chick-fil-A seems to come from its dropping contributions to anti-gay organizations, apparently leading to a new backlash from the extreme right, even as now the mayor of Chicago is OK with it.
USA Today has the latest story on the matter here.
Chick-fil-A has a statement (made in July) that it will treat every person equally, link here.
It is not clear that the company has added sexual orientation discrimination protection to its own HR policies, however.
Chick-fil-A is a family owned company (I think that means it’s not traded on the usual exchanges), but it probably franchises its stores in a manner similar to other restaurants, which could raise questions about how owners and business partners would be selected.
Even so, the history of Chick Fil A seems a far cry from that of Cracker Barrel, which I wrote about here on Aug. 27.