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(Reader's Digest)   While the King was looking down, Chick-fil-A stole his greasy crown. The food court was adjourned, the burgers were returned   (rd.com) divider line
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2019-04-14 09:53:15 AM  
Good one Subby! [golf_clap.gif]
 
2019-04-14 10:16:04 AM  
Burger King hasn't been a thing in a long while.
 
2019-04-14 11:10:34 AM  
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2019-04-14 11:13:17 AM  
"...more outlets than even Subway"

Really? We have 3 of them here, and 16 Subways.
 
2019-04-14 11:16:49 AM  
"♪ ♪...... except on Sundayyyyy ♪ ♪ ♪ "
 
2019-04-14 11:17:46 AM  

ReapTheChaos: "...more outlets than even Subway"

Really? We have 3 of them here, and 16 Subways.


Yeah we have zero Chick fillets (whatever the spelling) in our state, we have 11 Subway in just our town, and that's after two shut down.
 
2019-04-14 11:17:50 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Burger King hasn't been a thing in a long while.


Snark aside, I was curious as to whether your statement was backed by facts, so I went surfing for stats.

According to Quick Service Restaurant Magazine (the trade magazine for the fast-food industry), the top five quick service restaurant brands in the United States by overall sales in 2018 were:

1. McDonald's - $37.5 billion
2. Starbucks - $13.2 billion
3. Subway - $10.8 billion
4. Burger King - $10 billion
5. Taco Bell - $9.8 billion

In relation to the linked article, Chik-fil-A is ranked 8th with $9 billion

However, when adjusted for "average sales per unit", the list changes rather dramatically:

1. Chik-fil-A - $4.1 million
2. Whataburger - $2.8 million
3. Panera Bread - $2.7 million
4. McDonald's - $2.6 million
5. Jason's Deli - $2.5 million

Burger King ranks 21st, at $1.4 million per store.

So, overall Burger King is still a top five chain, but when compared store-to-store, it looks like they indeed "haven't been a thing" in a while.

And yes, I spent way too much time on this post, but I like statistics.
 
2019-04-14 11:27:05 AM  
I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.
 
2019-04-14 11:27:55 AM  

tjsands1118: ReapTheChaos: "...more outlets than even Subway"

Really? We have 3 of them here, and 16 Subways.

Yeah we have zero Chick fillets (whatever the spelling) in our state, we have 11 Subway in just our town, and that's after two shut down.


Well clearly, your two anecdotal local experiences trump actual data.
 
2019-04-14 11:35:31 AM  

sno man: Good one Subby! [golf_clap.gif]


Ditto.

(but too tired to clap, or bother to look for the gif.)
 
2019-04-14 11:37:39 AM  
I wish we had a chic-fil-a here in town. I'd love to try their food sometime.
 
2019-04-14 11:40:06 AM  

czetie: Well clearly, your two anecdotal local experiences trump actual data.


Since I'm still on a statistical high from QSR Magazine, here's the relevant listing of fast food places by number of locations:

1. Subway - 25,908
2. McDonald's - 14,036
3. Starbucks - 13,930
4. Dunkin' Donuts - 12,538
5. Pizza Hut - 7,522

Chick-fil-A ranks 21st nationwide with 2,225 locations, so TFA was very, very wrong... and about what you'd expect from Reader's Digest.
 
2019-04-14 11:49:49 AM  

Man On A Mission: czetie: Well clearly, your two anecdotal local experiences trump actual data.

Since I'm still on a statistical high from QSR Magazine, here's the relevant listing of fast food places by number of locations:

1. Subway - 25,908
2. McDonald's - 14,036
3. Starbucks - 13,930
4. Dunkin' Donuts - 12,538
5. Pizza Hut - 7,522

Chick-fil-A ranks 21st nationwide with 2,225 locations, so TFA was very, very wrong... and about what you'd expect from Reader's Digest.


Yeah, I was thinking "there's no way" on that one.  I work in a tiny ass town that has like 5 restaurants... 2 of them are Subway.
 
2019-04-14 11:51:44 AM  

Man On A Mission: czetie: Well clearly, your two anecdotal local experiences trump actual data.

Since I'm still on a statistical high from QSR Magazine, here's the relevant listing of fast food places by number of locations:

1. Subway - 25,908
2. McDonald's - 14,036
3. Starbucks - 13,930
4. Dunkin' Donuts - 12,538
5. Pizza Hut - 7,522

Chick-fil-A ranks 21st nationwide with 2,225 locations, so TFA was very, very wrong... and about what you'd expect from Reader's Digest.


Well, I wondered how many BK's there are and also how many Smashburgers.  I found this.  This looks promising! (there's a Smashburger nearby).
https://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/joll​i​bee-foods-corporation-now-100-percent-​owner-smashburger
 
2019-04-14 12:02:49 PM  
Chick-fil-Hatethegays?  Seriously?

WTF?

I mean, as if their politics aren't bad enough, their 'food' sucks too.
 
2019-04-14 12:31:47 PM  
I found  their sandwiches to be too dry.
But the one that's in my area is always busy.
 
2019-04-14 12:32:38 PM  

Man On A Mission: czetie: Well clearly, your two anecdotal local experiences trump actual data.

Since I'm still on a statistical high from QSR Magazine, here's the relevant listing of fast food places by number of locations:

1. Subway - 25,908
2. McDonald's - 14,036
3. Starbucks - 13,930
4. Dunkin' Donuts - 12,538
5. Pizza Hut - 7,522

Chick-fil-A ranks 21st nationwide with 2,225 locations, so TFA was very, very wrong... and about what you'd expect from Reader's Digest.


Again, why are you reading that right-wing propaganda mag? Ever since Wallace died, the only point that thing has is to make old white Christians feel warm, fuzzy, and disingenuously informed. The brand died some time ago - what you have now is just another right-wing media outlet, albeit a more subtle one.

That's probably why Reader's Digest is now showing up on Fark with frequency.
 
2019-04-14 12:34:53 PM  

DarkVader: Chick-fil-Hatethegays?  Seriously?

WTF?

I mean, as if their politics aren't bad enough, their 'food' sucks too.


*shrug* I have only been to one and that's here in south San Diego and it was really good.
 
2019-04-14 12:49:57 PM  
I loves me that delicious hate chicken.
 
2019-04-14 12:52:03 PM  
A slightly more comprehensible article:

Business Insider
 
2019-04-14 01:00:13 PM  

DarkVader: Chick-fil-Hatethegays?  Seriously?

WTF?

I mean, as if their politics aren't bad enough, their 'food' sucks too.


1. They have apologized. (Sincere? Who knows? But what more can you ask?)
2. Their food is fantastic.
 
2019-04-14 01:00:24 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: I found  their sandwiches to be too dry.
But the one that's in my area is always busy.


This. It's nostly breading, and flavorless at that. I've *tried* to like it, but if you want chicken, even KFC is lightyears better.
 
2019-04-14 01:07:29 PM  

fastfxr: Your_Huckleberry: I found  their sandwiches to be too dry.
But the one that's in my area is always busy.

This. It's nostly breading, and flavorless at that.


Know how I know you don't know WTF you're talking about?
 
2019-04-14 01:08:17 PM  

yakmans_dad: DarkVader: Chick-fil-Hatethegays?  Seriously?

WTF?

I mean, as if their politics aren't bad enough, their 'food' sucks too.

1. They have apologized. (Sincere? Who knows? But what more can you ask?)
2. Their food is fantastic.


They're not only still funding anti-LGBT efforts, but increasing that funding, so who gives a shiat about their apology?

Remember - these folks are claiming that they're motivated by Christianity, but they just lied to your faces. They're money-grubbing hypocrites, buying hate with the money you spent on their chicken sandwiches, all the while claiming that they, themselves, are blameless.

Fark Chik-fil-A.
 
2019-04-14 01:12:22 PM  

ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.


and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.
 
2019-04-14 01:14:28 PM  

saintstryfe: ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.

and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.


This. I don't care if they're hawking ambrosia by the hornful, if they're taking my money to fund anti-LGBT Christian groups that preach hate and buy politicians to do their bidding, it's still wrong.
 
2019-04-14 01:17:10 PM  
Burger King reminds me of a fast food version of Sears. The stores are dirty, unkempt, understaffed, and sell a cheap-feeling product. Not a surprise, since they were purchased and run into the ground by a private equity firm with an anti-investment, pro-cost cutting philosophy similar to the one that killed Sears.
 
2019-04-14 01:20:32 PM  
Meh I don't care how big Chik fil-A gets i will never give them my business.   Maybe just maybe if they do a complete change in who their owners support which i cannot ever see happening.
 
2019-04-14 01:25:33 PM  
HEY!!!


....shut up!
 
2019-04-14 01:26:26 PM  

saintstryfe: ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.

and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.


That stance must really limit your choices.

Corporate sponsors of the Salvation Army
 
2019-04-14 01:28:06 PM  
They make a good sandwich, but I no longer give Chicken Fillet my money. I'm sure they don't miss it
 
2019-04-14 01:33:36 PM  
They could be funding an ISIS plot to cover Taylor Swift's legs in tattoos and I'd still nom on those chicken biscuits ...

/I seem to crave them on Sundays, which proves that god is real and that he hates me
 
2019-04-14 01:34:01 PM  
"with more outlets than even Subway"
According to Wikipedia, Subway in the USA has ten times more stores than Chick-fil-A.
 
2019-04-14 01:36:15 PM  

johnny_vegas: saintstryfe: ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.

and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.

That stance must really limit your choices.

Corporate sponsors of the Salvation Army


"Oooh, I picked the most palatable folks to whom they give money and based my argument on that!"

$1,653,416 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
$6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home
$150,000 to the Salvation Army

But, hey, only one in three has other corporate sponsors, so I guess that's OK, right?
 
2019-04-14 01:37:59 PM  

FormlessOne: johnny_vegas: saintstryfe: ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.

and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.

That stance must really limit your choices.

Corporate sponsors of the Salvation Army

"Oooh, I picked the most palatable folks to whom they give money and based my argument on that!"

$1,653,416 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
$6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home
$150,000 to the Salvation Army

But, hey, only one in three has other corporate sponsors, so I guess that's OK, right?


So it's not about the Salvation Army?  Make up your mind and have the courage of your convictions
 
2019-04-14 01:42:00 PM  
Oh, and don't forget, folks - the company's charitable foundation still sponsors some of the nastier anti-LGBT groups, as well.

Another tactic the company uses to wash its hands of its hate and claim that they're not to blame.

And, just to stress - the company's CEO hasn't "apologized" for shiat. Cathy's still virulently anti-LGBT, and continues to support re-criminalizing LGBT folks.
 
2019-04-14 01:42:57 PM  

johnny_vegas: FormlessOne: johnny_vegas: saintstryfe: ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.

and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.

That stance must really limit your choices.

Corporate sponsors of the Salvation Army

"Oooh, I picked the most palatable folks to whom they give money and based my argument on that!"

$1,653,416 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
$6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home
$150,000 to the Salvation Army

But, hey, only one in three has other corporate sponsors, so I guess that's OK, right?

So it's not about the Salvation Army?  Make up your mind and have the courage of your convictions


Seriously, shut the hell up. I sure as hell never said it was "just about the Salvation Army," so you can take that specious bullshiat elsewhere.
 
2019-04-14 01:44:37 PM  
 When I opened my subway, corporate offered my five more free locations if I signed up for the franchise warranty plan. Now I have eleventy locations and need congress to abolish minimum wage or I have to start lighting matches.
 
2019-04-14 01:44:49 PM  

FormlessOne: yakmans_dad: DarkVader: Chick-fil-Hatethegays?  Seriously?

WTF?

I mean, as if their politics aren't bad enough, their 'food' sucks too.

1. They have apologized. (Sincere? Who knows? But what more can you ask?)
2. Their food is fantastic.

They're not only still funding anti-LGBT efforts, but increasing that funding, so who gives a shiat about their apology?

Remember - these folks are claiming that they're motivated by Christianity, but they just lied to your faces. They're money-grubbing hypocrites, buying hate with the money you spent on their chicken sandwiches, all the while claiming that they, themselves, are blameless.

Fark Chik-fil-A.


There's a thread in the "commented" area which states they donated 1.8 million to various hate groups on 2017.
 
2019-04-14 01:52:20 PM  

FormlessOne: johnny_vegas: FormlessOne: johnny_vegas: saintstryfe: ski9600: I had a couple chicken nuggets from a Chick-Fil-A a couple days ago.  This CFA was over an hour away.  They were part of a 30 nugget pack, and still warmish, tender and tasty!  Amazing, a McD nugget 7 miles from the restaurant is dead and flat.

and yet, I won't eat them because they promote hate groups.

That stance must really limit your choices.

Corporate sponsors of the Salvation Army

"Oooh, I picked the most palatable folks to whom they give money and based my argument on that!"

$1,653,416 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
$6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home
$150,000 to the Salvation Army

But, hey, only one in three has other corporate sponsors, so I guess that's OK, right?

So it's not about the Salvation Army?  Make up your mind and have the courage of your convictions

Seriously, shut the hell up. I sure as hell never said it was "just about the Salvation Army," so you can take that specious bullshiat elsewhere.


Much like you put words in my mouth when you butted in to a reply not made to you?  Hypocritical much?
 
2019-04-14 02:11:03 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Burger King hasn't been a thing in a long while.


They are trying.  Hardly a week goes by without a page of coupons from BK.  But we don't do fast food much, too many good brewpubs around. Sure they are more expensive, but beer.
 
2019-04-14 02:12:12 PM  
I still haven't tried it. Maybe I should go today.
 
2019-04-14 02:12:35 PM  
FTA: McDonald's is the burger-and-fries joint you've known and loved

Loved? I haven't had a "burger" there in decades.

/ the sausage biscuits are about the only thing I can keep down
 
2019-04-14 02:50:40 PM  
Chick-A-Fil or whatever showed up here in Sacramento about a decade ago. WTF is this place I asked myself. Went in, gave sniff test, fried food standard, not bad not great and then I looked at the prices. HOLY FARK! You want HOW MUCH for a burger made from fried chicken with a pickle and a bunch of mayo!? That's more than SIX cheeseburgers at McDonald's. I bailed. Never went back, no interest. Plus this place is next to In-N-Out. Curious isn't it? Two very loud Xtian cultist run chains in the same lot.

/ Now In-N-Out gets my business and even THEY are cheaper and better. Fark Fil-Up-Chicks or whatever that place is called.
 
2019-04-14 02:55:14 PM  

Scythed: Burger King reminds me of a fast food version of Sears. The stores are dirty, unkempt, understaffed, and sell a cheap-feeling product. Not a surprise, since they were purchased and run into the ground by a private equity firm with an anti-investment, pro-cost cutting philosophy similar to the one that killed Sears.


This. Going into most McDonalds here in Minnesota, it's clear that someone made an effort in recent years to make them look presentable inside. Not amazing, but at least someone's trying.

The Inside of most Burger Kings look like the clearance section of a 3rd tier Goodwill.
 
2019-04-14 03:02:18 PM  

GRCooper: They could be funding an ISIS plot to cover Taylor Swift's legs in tattoos and I'd still nom on those chicken biscuits ...


Eww, you'd eat something covered in tattoos?
 
2019-04-14 03:04:28 PM  
And for people who still scream HAAATECHIKKIN whenever CFA comes up: One of the original organizers of a CFA boycott called it off years ago, mostly because he and Dan Cathy sat down over time and got to know each other. CFA even donates food to pride events because of this.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dan-ca​t​hy-chick-fil-a_b_2564379
https://twitter.com/RobHumbleIA/statu​s​/1020433456696832000
 
2019-04-14 03:07:26 PM  
I've never had a bad experience at Chik Fila.

I've never had a good experience at McDonald's.
 
2019-04-14 03:08:05 PM  

fastfxr: Your_Huckleberry: I found  their sandwiches to be too dry.
But the one that's in my area is always busy.

This. It's nostly breading, and flavorless at that. I've *tried* to like it, but if you want chicken, even KFC is lightyears better.


Indeed.
Jack in The Box has a chicken sandwich on their brunch menu that's way better than the stuff at Chick's
Granted, one may not really want to know what's in Jack in The Box's food.....like the tacos.
 
2019-04-14 03:16:02 PM  

Man On A Mission: Chick-fil-A ranks 21st nationwide with 2,225 locations, so TFA was very, very wrong... and about what you'd expect from Reader's Digest.


What exactly is the article very wrong about?
 
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