Chick-Fil-A Thrives After Embarrassingly Ineffective Boycott!
The unbearable evil of Chick-fil-A has been a liberal hobbyhorse for a few years now, and the restaurant has suffered more than sticks and stones as “progressive” activists have staged boycotts and protests over the company’s stance on gay marriage. Calling them supporters of hate, liberals point to their support of groups opposed to gay marriage as well as comments of the same nature from the company’s Christian COO. But perhaps “suffer” is too strong a word, as The Inquisitr points out.
Shortly after the arrival of spring, new Chick-Fil-A restaurants are cropping up in states like Florida and Pennsylvania, signaling that the chain responsible for “Eat More Chicken” ads continues to outperform competitors, such as KFC and Church’s.
As reported by the Palm Beach Post, Chick-Fil-A’s newest restaurant held a grand opening in Delray Beach, Florida on March 26 to hundreds of people anxiously awaiting its debut. For more than 24 hours, customers camped outside the new restaurant hoping to be one of the first 100 people to enter the building. Not so much motivated by a love for chicken as by the promise of free Chick-Fil-A for a year, campers began gathering days before to secure their spot.
This is a continuation of the expansion trend reported last year by Business Insider, when the company moved into major markets like Chicago, Los Angeles, and even New York City. It seems the great controversy of 2012, and the subsequent two-plus years of being constantly attacked by liberal media and activists, have had virtually no impact. So much for the boycott.
Or as Weasel Zippers puts it: “The evil homophobic capitalist Company is still growing, creating jobs and profiting.” Capitalism, y’all. The product is what sells.
Still, here is one person involved in the Chick-fil-A controversy, though, who is not faring nearly so well. Moe Lane at RedState reports that Adam Mark Smith, who was famously fired for berating a young female employee of the chain, is still unemployed. It seems he is far more useful to the left as a way to attack the right’s sympathies than he is worth their own actual sympathy.