The club decided not to sell Chick-fil-A products at sporting events, but the club leaders say it's a business decision, not because of the gay marriage controversy.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
The club won't sell Chick-fil-A products at sporting events, but the club leaders say it's a business decision, not because of the gay marriage controversy.
The Decatur High Bulldog Boosters (DBB) will not sell Chick-fil-A products at concession stands during athletic events, but club leaders say it's not because the fast-food chain donates money to groups that oppose gay marriage. Club leader Bill Ainslie said the booster club, which raises money for Decatur High and Renfroe Middle school athletic programs, had talked about finding other vendors for several years. This year the DBB sought and received bids that beat Chick-fil-A's, he said. Dairy Queen sandwiches were sold Aug. 18 at a scrimmage football game at Bulldog Stadium. When asked about the timing of the club's decision while Chick-fil-A's president is under fire for opposing gay marriage, Ainslie said, "People were aware [of the gay …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Gays, lesbians and their friends protested Chick-fil-A's financial support of groups that oppose same-sex marriage.
It was supposed to be a Same-Sex Kiss Day, but the group that gathered outside the Decatur Chick-fil-A at midday Friday did more placard-waving than smooching. At noon, about 15 gays, lesbians and their friends stood on the sidewalk at North McDonough Street and East Trinity Place to tell the world they're angry that Chick-fil-A money supports organizations opposing same-sex marriage. Sign-wavers hooted whenever a motorist honked. Somebody brought a cooler full of water and a couple of little kids sat in the grass and ate fast food from another restaurant. An equal number of reporters and photographers showed up to record the event. Jim Fortier and Mark Toomajian of Atlanta kissed on cue for the camera, then kissed again because a …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Same-sex kissers will show up at the Decatur restaurant Friday between noon and 2 p.m. to show their dislike for the company president's statements on same sex marriage.
Wednesday was a good day for Chick-fil-A -- including the Decatur franchise. The fast food chain set a sales record as customers lined up across the country to buy chicken sandwiches and waffle fries as part of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, an idea thought up by Mike Huckabee. The Chick-fil-A executive vice president of marketing told The Huffington Post, "While we don't release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day." The Decatur restaurant also had a booming business, a manager said Thursday, though he directed all other questions to the corporate office. Why did so many people eat Chick-fil-A on Wednesday? It all has to do with company President Dan Cathy's recent criticism of same-sex marriage. …
Dean of Campus Life Dr. Ajay Nair said the Chick-fil-A location on campus will remain open despite a difference in “values.”
An Emory University administrator said Wednesday the Chick-fil-A location on campus will remain open despite a difference in “values” between the fast-food chain and the university. The Georgia-based fast food chain has a location at Cox Hall, the campus food court. "Recent public statements by Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, do not reflect Emory’s values as an institution," Ajay Nair, dean of campus life, wrote in a statement. "Emory University has a long history of creating access, inclusion, and equity for Emory’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer students, faculty, staff and alumni. Nevertheless, freedom of expression and an open exchange of ideas are also central tenets of the Emory community. "Emory therefore …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Have you ever boycotted a business because you disagreed with its politics?
Chick-fil-A is known for a lot of things – the chicken nuggets and waffle fries, the friendly and efficient staff, the cow statues hanging off billboards and urging people to ‘eat mor chikin.’ The opening of a new store can draw crowds of people willing to camp out overnight for the chance to win a free year of food. The restaurants are popular places for school fundraisers. And many people look forward to the promotional days that offer free food to those willing to dress up like the cow mascots. But in recent days, the Georgia-based fast food chain has been catching flak for president Dan Cathy’s statements against same sex marriage. In East Atlanta, the owners of Urban Cannibals Bodega + Bites _ Chef Calavino Donati and her wife, …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Diners who dressed like cows got free food Friday.
Callie Rich and her two kids, Josia and Evangeline, put on their cow costumes Friday morning and got some free food at the Chick-fil-A in Decatur.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
On Friday, the restaurant chain will give out a free meal to customers dressed "head to hoof" in a cow costume.
Got this from Chick-fil-A. For you waffle fry fans: WHAT: If you're planning to "steer" clear of black cats and sidewalk cracks on Friday the 13th, why not change your luck by dressing as a cow instead? On Friday, July 13, Chick-fil-A invites Atlanta customers to join in the celebration of Cow Appreciation Day. Customers who dress "head to hoof" in cow attire will be rewarded for their participation in the chain's eighth annual celebration with a free meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) when they visit one of the company's 115 area restaurants. Chick-fil-A will award a complimentary entrée to customers partially dressed in cow attire, such as a cow-spotted scarf, purse, tie, hat or other accessory. In Decatur, there's a Chick-fil-A at 105 E…
Friday, March 30, 2012
The chain restaurant got the most votes in a Patch Readers' Choice poll.
Voters in the Readers' Choice poll have decided Chick-fil-A serves the best iced tea in Decatur and Avondale Estates. Chick-fil-A got 8 of 23 votes cast, for 34 percent. Coming in second was Taqueria del Sol, with four votes, followed by the Corner Pub with three and the Brewhouse Cafe Avondale, Our Way Cafe and Taco Mac with two votes each. Ted's Montana Grill and Steinbeck's each got one vote. You can review all these restaurants on the Patch Places page. We'll have more polls where you get to choose the best spots in Decatur and Avondale Estates. Next week: the best last-minute place to get your taxes done. Thanks for voting.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Same suspect was arrested last May in Decatur Library altercation.
A Chick-Fil-A restaurant patron was assaulted Wednesday when he tried to stop a man from stealing his cell phone, Decatur police reported. Police said a 37-year-old man was sitting in the restaurant when a man walked by and grabbed the phone, which was lying on the table. The man who owned the cell phone tried to stop the suspect and a fight broke out. Several unidentified males then assaulted the owner of the phone, police said. The phone owner’s name was not released and it was not known if he was hospitalized. Responding officers found the main suspect, 19-year-old Taurus Barber, near the Decatur library and arrested him after a foot chase. He was charged with felony robbery, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor obstruction of a law …