It seems that someone in New York got his feathers ruffled over a chicken sandwich.
Dan Piepenbring, a writer for the New Yorker wrote an article expressing his outrage that Chick-fil-A opened its fourth restaurant in Manhattan. Piepenbring believes there is something sinister lurking behind the waffle fries and that New Yorkers are now in danger. He clucked that the restaurant’s arrival in the Big Apple “feels like an infiltration” because of the company’s “Christian traditionalism.” He expressed his distaste that the company’s stated corporate goal is “to glorify God.” (Shameful, isn’t it?) He also vented his indignation that inside Chick-fil-A’s corporate headquarters in Atlanta there is… (don’t let the children read this)… a statue of Jesus washing a disciple’s feet. Stop the presses. These revelations could take Chick-fil-A out of a trying plan and into the fryer.
Someone has been in the hen house, and now the jig is up. Thank you, Mr. Piepenbring for alerting us that Chick-fil-A is planning to take over New York, one nugget at a time. Please Mr. President, forget about Isis and lunatics with guns, and DO SOMETHING about the chicken people before it’s too late!
Incredibly, our culture has come to the point where you will now find yourself in the crosshairs of the progressive elite left if you hold to traditional values… and, evidently, serve great food while doing so.
Chick-fil-A was recently selected by American consumers as having the best service, cleanest restaurants, and best food of all fast-food chains in the U.S. They are growing because they are good – in multiple ways. They serve great, fresh food. They close their restaurants on Sundays and give their employees that day off to spend with their families – quite a plucky move, and one that was also a target of Piepenbring’s ire. They also have given millions of dollars to aid orphans and numerous other social causes. The company’s corporate mission also states: "We believe kindness is a higher calling." To put action to these words, Chick-fil-A gave more than $9 million in college scholarships to its employees last year. It also sponsors a program to feed needy families, and encourages its local stores to host events to help military families and local school fund-raisers. They have also helped those in crisis, such as providing free meals to first responders, blood donors and families of victims of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting – on a Sunday.
All of this, of course, should cause Americans to be outraged. How dare they give us good food AND do good. This is downright insidious!
It seems the only hope now for Chick-fil-A is a wing and a prayer. Which sounds like a pretty good lunch, actually. Evidently it does to New Yorkers, too, as thousands of them now stand in long lines to eat at Chick-fil-A. Yikes, they have all drunk the lemonade!
It's working. At one Chick-fil-A location in New York City, a chicken sandwich is now sold every 6 seconds.
Perhaps the rocketing sales and long lines mean that New Yorkers think Piepenbring’s views are for the birds, and the writer will end up with egg on his face.
Perhaps it also means that as Chick-fil-A continues to succeed in New York, Piepenbring will have to eat proverbial crow.
Hmm. A grilled chicken sandwich sounds a whole lot better.