While everyone on Twitter was duking it out between Chick-fil-A’s famous chicken sandwich and Popeyes’ recently added menu item, builders were busy at work on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.
On Thursday, Chick-fil-A opened its latest location in New York City. The line to get into the beloved restaurant started before 7 a.m. and wrapped around the block.
Chick-fil-A, of course, was prepared: Eager patrons were greeted with a red velvet rope guiding them into the quick-service eatery, a franchise location owned and operated by a local Brooklynite.
Despite efforts by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) to shun Chick-fil-A — in 2016, he called for a boycott of the restaurant — the chicken-serving Mecca has continued to, in the words of one New Yorker writer, “infiltrate” the Big Apple.
The new location in Brooklyn comes as San Antonio city council members have rejected a potential Chick-fil-A inside the city’s airport, citing the restaurant’s “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”
And in Lawrence, faculty members at the University of Kansas called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, calling it a “bastion of bigotry” because CEO Dan Cathy said, many years ago, that he sees marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman.
Thankfully, though, Chick-fil-A continues to grow. Now go out and get yourself some chicken and waffle fries.