Unintended But Delicious Consequences

Remember during the Cold War, when the running joke was that the best way for a small, poor country to get ahead was to go to war with the US, for all the rebuilding assistance they’d get afterward?

The modern corollary may be “the best way for a business to succeed is to become the target of liberal PC virtue-signaling and boycotts”.

Chik-Fil-A is now Ameirca’s #3 fast food joint.

Chick-fil-A, which has been the target of a left-wing boycott campaign due to the problematic socially conservative views of its founder, has absolutely dominated the chicken market over the past decade. The chain’s sale have tripled, and its U.S. market share among chicken-centric restaurants has increased from 18 percent in 2009 to 33 percent, while its chief competitor, Kentucky Fried Chicken, has seen its market share fall from 29 percent to 15 percent over the same period. That’s what winning looks like. Congrats on the boycott, libs!

And by the way – has anyone checked in on Hobby Lobby lately?


16 thoughts on “Unintended But Delicious Consequences

  1. I visit Chick-fil-A at least once per week, not only because it’s my way of telling the left to pound sand, but the food and service are both great.

    On another note, since I live in Bloomington and work in Edina, I usually go to the store at Southtown. Based on some of bumper stickers I see on the cars in both the parking lot and drive through, some SJWs must not have received the memo about the boycott.

  2. I had to try Chick-FIL-A because, you know. I also was fascinated by their closing on Sundays. Wow! Not my brand of religion – but still, Wow!

    The thing is, though the facilities were clean, the staff polite and no Death-Growl music blasted from overhead speakers…..I didn’t like the food.

    I probably will never go back, not because of my uncompromising commitment to social justice, but because I like to like what I pay for.

  3. Minnesotans who grew up eating hamburger hot dish don’t appreciate fried chicken. That’s why my colleague at work says Chick-Fil-A is nothing special. Fine, don’t go there. Easier parking for me.

    By the way, the “problematic socially conservative views” mentioned in the article are what the rest of us call “traditional moral values that gave rise to Western Civilization.” I’m not surprised Progressives don’t like that, either.

  4. Chick-Fil-A isn’t completely amazing, but it is an affordable, actually halfway healthy meal that infuriates the left. What’s not to like?

  5. I personally laugh at the city councils that are passing direct bans on Chick-Fil-A. Those bans will get struck down.
    The council trying to keep Chick-Fil-A out of their airport has a really simple and defensible alternative. Require that any company that wishes to sign a lease for space at the airport to be open 7 days a week. Maybe add in an 8hrs/day minimum to keep the tenant from “opening” for 5 minutes if you’re worried about that.

  6. I dont eat there but one thing I have noticed is their efficiency. I was eating Lunch at the Charlotte airport back in December and after getting a nice southern BBQ lunch to eat while I waited for my connecting flight I saw the Chick-Fil-A line was probably, no joke, 1/4 mile long. I laughed to myself and thought, man they are so popular people will wait a 1/2 hour in line for food. I looked up after finishing my lunch 10 minutes later and saw that the line was gone. That company knows how to do its stuff.

  7. In our neighborhood there are 4 fast-food chicken options within half a mile of each other: KFC, Pollo Campero, Cane’s and Chick-Fil-A. KFC is the only one I don’t patronize. Campero has grilled chicken with Latin spices that is delicious and is our family meal go-to; Cane’s has absolutely the best chicken fingers (I don’t know their secret for keeping them moist), but one combo hits my fried food quota for the week; and Chik has a really good menu and that famous customer service (and I have seen Jimmy John’s drivers in the drive-thru lane a couple of times). All seem to be doing well, though. I’m sure Bernie Sanders thinks there’s something wrong with that.

  8. NW
    Bernie would have just the one chicken outlet to serve your area.To prove the superiority of soci@lism it would combine attributes of all 4; hygiene(kfc), noise level (pollo), seating(cane’s) and closed on sunday or friday (chik).
    It would be named The State of Chicken™

  9. Funny. This one post has more people talking about how they weren’t impressed or don’t like or didn’t care for Chick-Fil-A than anyplace else I’ve seen. Cranky conservatives 😉

    I’ve only had CFA once and I wasn’t that impressed either, but I totally approve of annoying the left in any way possible.

  10. Most, if not all, of the KFCs in the Twin Cities were bought by Popeye’s (insert sad face here). I haven’t heard of any Popeye’s closing.

    I love CFA and get the same thing every time: Spicy chicken sandwich deluxe (1 or 2 depending on how hungry I am), waffle fries, and CFA sauce.

    I have not yet tried Cane’s, but want to sometime. I wish one would open closer to me. The one most convenient to me is Maple Grove, about 5 miles past the CFA closest to me

  11. Personally, I find Popeye’s, Cane’s and KFC’s crispy are all too hard, they hurt my mouth. I prefer the softness of KFC original recipe and even better, and the taste of the Chick-Fil-A original sandwich, absolutely perfect.

    Bill, you know there’s a new Cane’s on South Robert, across the street from Chick-Fil-A, right? In case that’s closer for you . . . .

  12. Chick Fil A is grilled, not fried. That means they can’t hide a hideous piece of yellow fat covered, over medicated seed eater in a thick layer of greasy bread.

    KFC started raising their own birds at some point, and whatever it is they do to those poor things, they are only related to chicken by name. Dr. Frankenstein got nothing on them.

    I don’t eat fast food of any kind, but if I had to, it would be Chick fil A.

  13. Swiftee, I don’t know what you are talking about. While CFA has a grilled version available, the classic is clearly fried. Both are good.

    JD and Bill, there is also a new Canes on Radio Dr in Woodbury.

  14. Joe, thanks but I live in Crystal. Nothing on S. Robert is convenient to me.

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