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Love Wins: Liberals Hardest Hit as New Chick-fil-A in Brooklyn Opens to Long Lines

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FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 file photo, Jim Fortier, left, and Mark Toomajian, kiss as they join about two dozen members of gay rights groups and others protesting outside the Decatur, Ga., Chick-fil-A restaurant. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

It seems like every new area Chick-fil-A opens a new restaurant in sees super-long crowds line up to enjoy some delicious chicken sandwiches and waffle fries.

Brooklyn is no exception. Bklyner reports:

… Chick-fil-A opened at 166 Flatbush Avenue this morning, right across the Barclays Center, with lines around the corner.

The big Southern chain known for its chicken sandwiches — which has also faced criticism after its founder spoke out against same-sex marriage — announced its Brooklyn opening last year, and today, it finally opened right next door to the Shake Shack. It is the seventh Chick-fil-A in NYC and the first in Brooklyn.

[…]
To celebrate the opening, Chick-fil-A’s operator Brandon Hurst did a promotion event where prizes were to be awarded for the first 100 people. Registration began today at 5 a.m., and before 7 a.m., lines were taking up the entire block.

Some Twitter users posted photos of the lines that were wrapped around the store:

Some posted selfies while they stood in the long line:

A friend of the owner gave a shout of encouragement:

Twitter user “nuffsaidny” noted this might be the first Chick-fil-A of its kind in America – one where the employees have an attitude. LOL:

As is often the case, there are people – usually liberals – who throw temper tantrums when Chick-fil-A restaurants open in their area:

Awww. Bless their hearts.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)

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City of San Antonio Hit With Lawsuit From Texas Chick-fil-A Supporters Over Airport Banning

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FILE – This Thursday, July 19, 2012 file photo shows a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

The city of San Antonio landed itself in hot water earlier this year over its March decision to effectively ban Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant at the city’s airport for the next seven years. The stated reason why was a report on the company’s 2017 charitable contributions to organizations characterized by the actvist left as “anti-gay.”

As outrage ensued, the FAA launched an investigation in May into the actions of the San Antonio city council. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against them in June over documents the state had requested but not received over the issue.

Now some Texas fans of the America’s favorite fast food chicken chain are filing a lawsuit of their own.

Fox News reports:

Five Texas fans of Chick-fil-A have filed a lawsuit against the city of San Antonio for its decision to ban the chicken-centric chain from opening up shop in the local airport. In March, city council officials rejected the restaurant’s bid to open a new location in San Antonio International Airport due to the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

On Sept. 5, plaintiffs Patrick Von Dohlen, Brian Greco, Kevin Jason Khattar, Michael Knuffke and Daniel Petri filed suit against the city under S.B. 1978, otherwise known as the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill.”

Supporters of the bill argue that the provision, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in June, defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms, while opponents say it discriminates against the LGBTQ community.

What does the lawsuit call for? To allow for Chick-fil-A to resume plans for a restaurant at the airport, and to take away the ability of the city council to do this to any other business on the same grounds in the future:

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs pushed for the court to declare that the city of San Antonio “violated and continues to violate” the law by banning Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio airport and issue an injunction to block the city and airport shop operator Paradies Lagardère from banning the chain at the air hub in the future.

Furthermore, the plaintiffs also hope to issue another injunction to have a Chick-fil-A open at the airport and issue an order to stop the city from “taking any adverse action against Chick-fil-A or any other person or entity, which is based wholly or partly on that person or entity’s support for religious organizations that oppose homosexual behavior” and receive attorney’s fees and other relief.

Do the plaintiffs have a case? Stay tuned.

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<li>Watch: Chick-fil-A Toronto Protest Video Shows Engaged Gay Customers Talking About “Foolishness” of Protests

  • Video: Unhinged ‘Die-In’ Held at Toronto Chick-Fil-A Interrupted by Hungry Customers Stepping Over Protesters
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    Watch: Chick-fil-A Toronto Protest Video Shows Engaged Gay Customers Talking About “Foolishness” of Protests

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    Screen grab from the 9/6/19 Chick-fil-A Toronto protest via News Talk 1010.

    On Friday, I wrote about the opening of the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Toronto, Canada, which was met with long lines of excited customers waiting to get in and unhinged protesters trying to shame them into leaving.

    Here’s a brief recap, via Fox News:

    The grand opening of Chick-fil-A’s first international location in Toronto was met by a grand protest Friday by LGBTQ activists, who argued that the chicken-centric chain owner’s historically antigay policies will clash with the culture of Canada’s largest city.

    Protestors caused a commotion as soon as the restaurant opened its doors at 10:30 a.m., chanting “shame” and “cluck you,” CBC News reports.

    “Hey hey, ho ho, Homophobia’s got to go,” activists can be heard shouting in video shared to Twitter by BlogTo.

    […]

    Fans of the fried chicken chain, meanwhile, were said to have lined up as early as 6:30 a.m. to await the grand opening, CTV News Toronto reports.

    As I noted in my original post, a “die-in” was also staged during the protest, and towards the end of the video clip below you can see unfazed customers stepping over those laying on the ground in order to enter the store:

    Rebel News interviewed customers on the day of the protest to get their thoughts, including black customers who contradicted claims by protesters that they were “racist” along with gay customers who talked about the “foolishness” of the protests:

    Here’s video of an Asian man in a “Make America Great Again” hat who told Rebel News that he was just there for the food:

    Toronto’s NewsTalk 1010 also captured numerous videos from other angles, which show customers unapologetically ignoring marchers and other protesters while entering and exiting the store.

    This video shows the doors being opened that morning to customers who had lined up to sample some delicious chicken and waffle fries. Note how the employees inside are standing, applauding, and cheering as those who had waited for hours entered the store:

    This video shows the cast of marchers as they walked back and forth in an effort to get the attention of customers waiting in line nearby. Most customers simply ignored them:

    The below video shows one customer who did engage with a protester, noting to the angry man that it was silly for them to be protesting chicken sandwiches:

    This video shows a couple of customers who exited the store with their purchases. One of them waves a hand in the air triumphantly:

    Here’s another video of the die-in from a different angle. Note that the customers are stepping over or around the people laying on the ground while entering the restaurant:

    Chick-fil-A is planning to open 15 more locations in the greater Toronto area in the near future, which once again just goes to show that no matter how “woke” protesters think they are, they can’t keep a good fast food chicken sandwich chain down.

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    Chick-fil-a greeted by protesters as it opens its first Canadian location

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    Today, Chick-fil-a opened its first Canadian location in the city of Toronto. Naturally, there was a protest which featured chanting and a die-in. But there were also people eager to try the food. When the new store opened at 10:30 am the first people inside had been camped out front all night:

    The protesters showed up a short while later. They sound a little lackluster in this clip:

    The ostensible cause of all of this is a comment the CEO of Chick-fil-a made in 2012. Matt Walsh suggested maybe it was time to let it go:

    In addition to LGBT folks, there was also a contingent of protesters concerned about chickens (2nd clip below):

    And also about capitalism:

    A little while later they held a die-in on the sidewalk. Notice the line of people stepping over the bodies to get to the delicious food:

    After the nap on the sidewalk, it was back to chanting and some chalking:

    By the time lunch rolled around a couple hours later, some protesters are still there but the line for food was around the block. In the video clip below it looks to me like at least 100 people are waiting for food. And of course the customers aren’t hanging out to make a point like the protesters, they’re cycling through the restaurant and the line stays long because new customers are constantly getting in line.

    The Rebel put together a pretty good video covering the protest this morning. There are people of all backgrounds and colors waiting in line. None of them are there to do harm to gay people, though they are admittedly there to do harm to chickens. The interviewer meets one engaged gay couple in line. Asked if the protesters represents them, one of the guys (his name isn’t given) replies, “They don’t represent me, they represent foolishness in my mind.” Very well said.

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    Video: Unhinged ‘Die-In’ Held at Toronto Chick-Fil-A Interrupted by Hungry Customers Stepping Over Protesters

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    FILE – This Thursday, July 19, 2012 file photo shows a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant in Atlanta. Earlier this month, Chick-fil-A set off a furor opposing same-sex unions. Other companies are brushing off fears that support for gay marriage could hurt their bottom line. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

    The popular fast food chicken chain Chick-fil-A opened their first Toronto location today to long lines of excited customers and a crowd of unhinged protesters.

    Fox News reports:

    The grand opening of Chick-fil-A’s first international location in Toronto was met by a grand protest Friday by LGBTQ activists, who argued that the chicken-centric chain owner’s historically antigay policies will clash with the culture of Canada’s largest city.

    Protestors caused a commotion as soon as the restaurant opened its doors at 10:30 a.m., chanting “shame” and “cluck you,” CBC News reports.

    “Hey hey, ho ho, Homophobia’s got to go,” activists can be heard shouting in video shared to Twitter by BlogTo.

    […]

    Fans of the fried chicken chain, meanwhile, were said to have lined up as early as 6:30 a.m. to await the grand opening, CTV News Toronto reports.

    Global Toronto’s Mark Carcasole was on the scene to report on the story and posted photos and videos of what took place:

    Some of the protesters even staged a ‘die-in’:

    But as this short video from “blogTO” shows, customers ignored those laying on the ground and stepped over them to get into the restaurant (watch towards the end):

    Heh.

    Video from Carcasole also confirmed that the protests did not stop customers from stopping by to enjoy some delicious chicken sandwiches and waffle fries:

    It just goes to show you that in Canada, just like here in the United States, cravings for good food and spectacular service will not be denied.

    (Hat tip: Twitchy)

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    A University’s ‘Diversity’ Council Tries to Banish Chick-fil-A, as the Far Left Continues Its Phonic Fart in the Face of Language and Reason

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    I don’t know what’s happened to some on the Left. Quite a while ago, they decided to begin changing — or, nullifying — language. Their preferred alternative to valuable communication: Just say things that are wholly unrelated to your intention (like here).

    For example, they changed the meaning of “diversity.” The new definition: “Us.”

    So “Celebrate diversity” = “Celebrate us.”

    The word no longer has anything to do with variety. It just means them.

    I recall seeing a car several years ago with two bumper stickers: “Celebrate Diversity” and “Rush is Fat.”

    Another switch: “Immigration” presently means “the opposite of immigration,” and actual immigration has no corresponding term. An “immigrant” is now someone who bypasses immigration in lieu of participating in it.

    And one of their apparent favorites: an end to condemnation toward bigotry and the rise of perpetual bigotry, accompanied by a brand new usage. Their newfangled multisyllabic big-o-try now means “everyone but us.” So down with bigotry.

    The old definition: Intolerance for an opposing view.

    Celebrating the revolution of rendered-uselessness, some staff at Kansas University want to banish the on-campus Chick-fil-A to a basement.

    And why? The Sexuality & Gender Diversity Faculty and Staff Council decried the chicken institution as a “bastion of bigotry.”

    Let’s review: A group of people are intolerant of the opposing view of Chick-fil-A — AKA bigotry. Such bigotry, in fact, that those who disagree must be done away with. Chick-fil-A, on the other hand, does not practice bigotry, but rather the act of having an opinion. Possessing a viewpoint does not constitute an intolerance of others; yet, in the magical new dictionary, Chick-fil-A are bigots — and, therefore, must not be tolerated.

    Behold: a phonic fart, courtesy of their stinky linguistic war.

    But not everyone agrees with the Council — the chain is America’s most popular fast-food joint for the fourth year in a row.

    Back to the actual bigots at KU adhering to a meaningless definition of a once-useful term — “academics,” no less — they want the makers of the country’s most important single pickle to get outta town because they threaten “the mental well being” of some on campus.

    From Fox News:

    The faculty council, filled with “extreme frustration,” wants America’s favorite restaurant removed from campus for being a “bastion of bigotry” after KU administrators relocated a Chick-fil-A from a basement to “prime real estate” on campus to the Memorial Union. But worse yet, to the council, is the “Chick-fil-A Coin Toss” at the start of the Jayhawks’ football home games.

    “The culture of Chick-fil-A fosters hate and discrimination on multiple levels,” the Sexuality & Gender Diversity Faculty and Staff Council wrote in a two-page letter, accusing university leaders of being “more concerned about money and corporate sponsorship than the physical, emotional, and mental well being of marginalized and LGBTQ people.”

    The faculty group added: “The arrival of Chick-fil-A in this building is insulting, counterproductive and unacceptable.”

    Katie Batza, an associate professor of women and gender studies, told the Kansas City Star that hundreds “will boycott or protest” but lamented that the request was “falling on deaf ears.”

    Interim Provost Carl Lejuez sent an email to faculty and staff, however.

    “Moving forward, I believe it is important to have thoughtful discussion and deliberation when we enter into contracts. In the future, we will do so in a manner that is transparent and informed by our commitment to affirm diversity and to be a welcoming and inclusive campus,” the email said, according to the University Daily Kansas.

    “Inclusive” — another word they’ve tossed into the trash.

    Fortunately, the word “pitiful” still means the same.

    And applies.

    -ALEX

     

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    Immigration & A Sein Of The Times: A Look Back At When Language Meant Something And Comedy Was Funny

    The Left’s War On Language: ‘Illegal’ And What It Means

    There’s A New Joint In Town: West Hollywood Gets America’s First Cannabis Restaurant

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    15 Minutes to ‘Mayhem’: How a Tweet Led to a Shortage at Popeyes

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    They started a war in 15 minutes.

    At 1:43 p.m. on Aug. 19, Bruno Cardinali, a marketing executive for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, got a WhatsApp message from a colleague: That morning, one of Popeyes’ fast-food rivals, Chick-fil-A, had tweeted what appeared to be a thinly veiled critique of the new fried chicken sandwich that Popeyes had started offering nationwide a few days earlier.

    Mr. Cardinali quickly convened a group of marketing officials in a small room on the fifth floor of the Popeyes headquarters in Miami. A high-speed brainstorming session ensued, and before long, the team settled on what seemed like the perfect response: “… y’all good?”

    The tweet appeared on the official Popeyes account at 1:58 p.m.

    “It was 15 minutes of turnaround putting out the tweet that triggered the whole thing,” Mr. Cardinali said. “And at that moment, we braced ourselves.”

    What the tweet set off were the “chicken sandwich wars,” a viral social media debate that has captivated the internet for the last week and a half. Popeyes, Chick-fil-A and other fast-food brands traded barbs on Twitter, arguing about whose sandwich tasted best. As sandwich memes proliferated, customers flocked to Popeyes restaurants across the country, forcing employees to work hours of overtime as location after location sold out of the sandwiches.

    As the chain’s sandwich supply rapidly dwindled, top Popeyes executives working behind the scenes in Miami were ebullient: A two-word tweet had turned the chicken sandwich rollout into the most successful product launch in the company’s history. But the success of the sandwich was also creating a logistical headache.

    In a tweet on Tuesday, Popeyes announced that its chicken sandwich inventory was exhausted: For the time being, the chain said, its stores would have to stop offering the sandwich, which sold for $3.99. (Popeyes declined to reveal how many sandwiches it had sold over the last week and a half.)

    “We had very aggressively forecasted the demand, and we thought we wouldn’t have any problems at all, at least until the end of September,” said Felipe Athayde, the Popeyes president for the United States market. “And then two weeks go by, and we’re out of the product on a national level.”

    All of last week, Mr. Athayde had fielded calls and emails about the shortages. But it wasn’t until that Friday evening that he made a decision. The chain’s senior leadership had gathered in a fifth-floor meeting room. Some officials were on laptops, while others examined printed spreadsheets showing sandwich sales across the country.

    “Guys, look,” Mr. Athayde said to the group. “I think we’re going to have to hit the brakes.”

    In the end, the decision came down to simple mathematics, Mr. Athayde said in an interview this week. With 2,400 locations, Popeyes is one of the largest fried chicken chains in the United States. But it did not have enough chicken to keep making the sandwiches.

    “We made a decision to stop, but technically, it wasn’t a decision,” Mr. Athayde said. “We came to the realization we were stopping. There was no alternative.”

    In the coming months, the chain plans to recruit new chicken suppliers to secure greater quantities of the particular cut of breast meat used in the sandwich, said Amy Alarcon, the vice president for global culinary innovation at Popeyes. (A company spokeswoman would not reveal the names of any of the suppliers.)

    On Saturday, Mr. Athayde held a webcast at the Popeyes headquarters for hundreds of franchises across the United States in which company executives outlined their plan to suspend sales of the chicken sandwich. On the call, they emphasized that the sandwich launch had been a historic moment for Popeyes. But ultimately, the officials acknowledged, the chain simply ran out of chicken breast.

    Now the plan is to come back “full throttle,” Mr. Athayde said in the interview.

    Popeyes has not set a date for the return of the product, but at some franchises, the preparation has already begun. Joe Haberkorn, who owns six Popeyes stores in the Chicago area, said he planned to install new sandwich-making stations at his restaurants.

    “We’re ordering additional toasters,” Mr. Haberkorn said. “We’re going to hit it in high gear when they come back.”

    But there are already signs that consumers are moving on to other viral chicken products. In about five hours on Tuesday, one of Popeyes’ rivals, Kentucky Fried Chicken, sold its entire test supply of a new plant-based fried chicken at an Atlanta branch.

    For Popeyes employees, the suspension of chicken sandwich sales signaled the end of a chaotic week of overtime shifts and sometimes-hostile interactions with impatient customers.

    Brian Smith, a franchise owner who runs 11 Popeyes locations in the Midwest, said that last week he sold 1,200 sandwiches a day at his restaurant in Appleton, Wis. It came as a relief that his overworked employees did not quit on the spot, he said.

    “It was so stressful,” Mr. Smith said. “I’m amazed that team members stayed. It was absolutely just mayhem.”

    At a Popeyes in Affton, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, store managers arranged for several additional staff members to work certain shifts, according to Eric Janis, 19, a cook at the restaurant. Last week, Mr. Janis said, some impatient customers waiting in line for the chicken sandwiches screamed at store employees to hurry up.

    “Every day, they were shouting about how long it takes,” he said. “There was constant complaining.”

    The wait will now be much longer. At lunchtime on Wednesday, the Popeyes on Brooklyn Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant was quiet. A message written in black Sharpie on a cardboard sign hanging from the menu board offered a hint as to why the lines had disappeared.

    “Sorry for the inconvenience,” it read. “We are out of sandwiches.”

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    Chick-fil-A Director Trolls Popeye’s Employees In the Nicest Way Possible

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    The feud between Chick-fil-A and Popeye’s has been a duel for the ages, with Popeye’s trying to move in on Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwich perfection. The only problem so far is that Popeye’s never seems to have any chicken sandwiches to sell due to the high demand.

    In light of their constant shortage, one Chick-fil-A manager decided to take the opportunity to do a bit of good-natured trolling. Jené Walker of Greensboro, North Carolina, was pulling to the Popeye’s with her co-worker and noticed there was hardly a soul to be seen at the restaurant, with the exception of one man in an orange polo holding a Chick-fil-A bag.

    “I instantly thought ‘what is a Popeyes employee doing with a Chick-fil-A bag at Popeyes?’” Walker said in a Facebook post.

    Upon investigation, they found that it was a mischievous Chick-fil-A director with a big smile on his face, but while he was going to poke fun at Popeye’s, his intent was far from malicious:

    “He had the biggest smile on his face,” Walker said. “When we asked him what he was doing over there at Popeyes he said he was just bringing over some sandwiches since he knew they were sold out.”

    Walker said the Chick-fil-A director told them that he knew they had been super crowded and stressed out and said he wanted to help.

    After the exchange with the Popeyes employee, Walker said the Chick-fil-A director offered her and her coworker a free lunch at his store.

    Walker’s Facebook post has now gone completely viral, and says that she’ll never cheat on Chick-fil-A again.

    The internet is full of nasty jokes and outrage, but here we see two opponents actually having healthy competition and being nice about even while they troll each other.

    Of course, it helps that one of the parties involved is Chick-fil-A. The two chicken chains have been in a duel for chicken sandwich superiority for some time now, and it all started with a Twitter post from Popeye’s trying to troll Chick-fil-A. Of course, it was all fun and games for Popeye’s…

    until Wendy’s showed up.

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    Welcome To The New Cultural Battleground: The Chicken Wars

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    Photo by Gina Pina via Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ginapina/3528146487/).

    Americans have a reputation for being cowboys willing to pull their guns and battle it out over pretty much anything, Wild Wild West-style.

    Even our fast food chicken.

    And if the “peaceful” progressive left tries to convince you they have no love for war, just remind them of the Chicken War of 2019 wherein they finally found a hero to vanquish that pesky Jesus chicken that Chick-Fil-A had made so popular (and made them feel so incredibly guilty for eating and loving).

    Riding into town and kicking the saloon door open like some morally conflicted anti-hero in a Spaghetti western comes the new Popeye’s chicken sandwich. A gloriously heavy, but perfectly crafted, fried chicken wonder that makes no bones about trying to steal the Jesus chicken’s thunder, right down to the two little pickles on the bun.

    A war has began online, and people are taking sides.

    Think pieces have been written about the chicken kings themselves and their own willingness to take up arms, while other chicken operators were noticed hiding in the woods, guerilla style.

    As the war rages on, the Chicken Federalist Papers are being written.

    Giving us these hallowed words:

    Fried chicken is one of the world’s great culinary syntheses, found in cultures and kitchens on every patch of the planet: bird, flour, fat. American fried chicken, whose recipe was cultivated by enslaved Africans in the South, is, at its best, a food of transcendent deliciousness, an object of near holiness. There is almost certainly better fried chicken in the world than the version found at Popeyes, but only marginally so—and, in most of the forty-nine states where Popeyes locations can be found, it’s unlikely that whatever’s better is more convenient or reliable. If you were going to try to pass off another restaurant’s fried chicken as your own, and you had a Popeyes nearby—well, you could do a whole lot worse.

    Does Chick-Fil-A stand a chance against this kind of poetry, even if it has impeccable service and heavenly waffle fries?

    It’s anyone’s guess. But one thing’s for certain: lines have been drawn and Popeyes has reportedly been having trouble meeting the demands of its new-found fame atop the chicken coop. There are stories of people being turned away as chicken supplies have run low, and pickles being left off sandwiches because Popeyes may have been woefully unprepared for battle.

    Because, as in any ideological war, people are the casualties.

    But take heart, there is good news. Chick-Fil-A, in trying to retain their title to best chicken sandwich in the land, may have to begin opening on Sundays (it’s just a thought).

    Sometimes war, for all its destruction, can bring about true healing. Particularly for those suffering a Sunday morning hangover.

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    Popeye’s Chicken Tried to Troll Chick-Fil-A, but Got a Lesson from Wendy’s Instead

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    Chick-fil-A is the undisputed champion of chicken sandwiches, but there are others who would like to be. One established chicken joint is Popeye’s, and it decided to try to trounce Chick-fil-A in the digital public square, only things didn’t work out so well for them in the end as a new challenger entered the ring.

    It all started when Chick-fil-A tweeted out a simple meme that said a bun, plus chicken, plus pickles equals love.

    For some reason, Popeye’s decided to answer with “y’all good?” Not sure why, or what they meant, but whatever.

    For some reason, this caused the internet to go insane, and think that Popeye’s really served up a beatdown on the number one chicken sandwich chain in America. They even had to go and make it political.

    Chick-fil-A didn’t respond. It doesn’t need to, really. It’s number one in chicken, number three overall behind McDonald’s and Starbucks, and even McDonald’s is afraid of it. That’s what good food and even better service gets you.

    But it was all fun and games until the queen of Twitter shade showed up. Wendy’s began using its trademark snark to make itself the star of the show, which it did.

    I’ve had Wendy’s chicken sandwich. It’s actually pretty good, but not Chick-fil-A good. Bojangles is probably even better, but I digress. Popeye’s attempted to strike back at Wendy’s…

    But it was no use. Wendy’s is too good at this.

    You don’t mess with Wendy’s on Twitter. You just…you just don’t. Still, people didn’t take Wendy’s clap-back well and attacked them for their CEO donating to Trump.

    Twitter users seem to be overly angry at Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s over their leadership’s support for right-wing candidates and/or conservative American values, but both have well-deserved popularity for their food and, in Wendy’s case, their Twitter account.

    It would appear everyone else is just salty.

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