When You Absolutely, Positively Have Nothing Else To Complain About

In a recent New Yorker magazine article, the writer left no doubt as to his distain for the Chick-fil-A organization as a whole, and the chain’s presence in New York City, in particular, their newest, an impressive five-story Chick-fil-A restaurant!  That location likely triggered his article reference to Chick-fil-A’s “creepy infiltration” of his city.  By that inference, was he suggesting that the company’s restaurants in the city were grooming (and feeding!) Communist spies?  Or that the end game of the Chick-fil-A organization was to take over his city by a renegade poultry coup?

No, nothing that sinister.  Rather, his “infiltration” alarm appeared to refer mainly to Chick-fil-A’s “pervasive Christian traditionalism.”  Yep, that’s what really got his goat.  As most know by now, the Chick-fil-A organization adheres to traditional American values.  And, yes, the company’s ownership is bold and brave enough, in this day and age, to espouse Christian beliefs, including its well known practice of closing its restaurants on Sundays, to enable its many thousands of employees to attend a house of worship on the Lord’s day, should they so choose.

The welcome irony to this writer’s ire, and that of other complainers in cities across America, is that when non-believers attempt to raise a fuss about Chick-fil-A’s adherence to traditional American values and practices, rather than hurt the chain’s sales with their expressed anger and calls for boycott, Chick-fil-A stores in the affected areas usually end-up with record-setting days!  And the lesson here is, thus, quite obvious.  The vast majority of Americans long to revive and retain the values of decades past, and as such, appreciate and support the stands exhibited throughout the Chick-fil-A organization in support of traditional morality and spirituality.  And for those who don’t, no one’s holding a loaded chicken to their head.  They can simple choose to eat elsewhere. Regardless of the occasional fringe attempts to protest against the organization, they always fail, as customers repeatedly vote with their wallets to support good food and a fine company.  And, “creepy” or not, the “infiltration” will likely continue.  Chick-fil-A’s success with its current locations in New York City virtually guarantees that still more chickens will come to roost in the Big Apple.  (Reference:  The Blaze On-Line April 14, 2018)