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(USA Today)   PR execs, gay rights activists are shocked -- SHOCKED -- to realize that when most people want a chicken sandwich, they just want a chicken sandwich   (usatoday.com) divider line
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2012-10-26 8:15:04 PM  
I still haven't eaten there. We just stop at Subway instead. Their breakfasts are divine.
 
2012-10-26 8:17:05 PM  
What the f*ck did USA Today do to their site?
 
2012-10-26 8:19:29 PM  
I find their chicken sandwiches to be OK, but unexciting. I get far better chicken sandwiches at the Sheetz gas station, of all places.
 
2012-10-26 8:24:33 PM  
They're a Southern company that doesn't open on Sundays. It's not that big of a stretch to realize that their core demographic might agree with them.

\me? I disagree with them, but I still think I'd be eating there it it was easier to get to any of their restaurants up here in New England
 
2012-10-26 8:28:26 PM  
You mean most people DON'T want a big steaming pile of politics shoved down their throats when they go out to eat? Who knew?
 
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2012-10-26 8:32:55 PM  
I would have bought one to show support, but I don't like their chicken sandwiches.
 
2012-10-26 9:20:31 PM  
Get better sauce packets and we'll talk again.
/had an ex-girlfriend say that to me
 
2012-10-26 9:21:56 PM  
Eat your farking chicken. Eat and enjoy it. Or don't enjoy it. Or choke on it and die on the pavement. I don't care. Whatever you want to do.
 
2012-10-26 9:22:24 PM  
Probably why I never was a repeat customer even before I found out they were run by bigots. Their food sucked.
 
2012-10-26 9:22:39 PM  
Wasn't there an article on Fark like a month ago about how CFA had stopped donating money to bigotted groups, which was the main reason people like me boycotted them in the first place?
 
2012-10-26 9:22:48 PM  
This earnings report includes all the business they had on that "National Stand Up For Bigots and Eat More Chicken Day" that happened after this PR debaucle. I'm interested to see how they hold up, moving forward.
 
2012-10-26 9:23:59 PM  
And that's why we protested in the first place, because we didn't want to buy a chicken sandwich and have the proceeds go to anti-gay hate groups. Weird, I know.
 
2012-10-26 9:24:16 PM  
Who the fark goes to Chick Fillets for a chicken sandwich?
 
2012-10-26 9:24:33 PM  
Right. Which is why I go to El Pollo Loco, and not to the place where they serve greasy, salty, rat-shiat-contaminated hillbilly chow.
If you eat at Chik-A-Fil, you are eating excrement.
 
2012-10-26 9:25:40 PM  

Shostie: What the f*ck did USA Today do to their site?


They decided only to cater to mobile readers apparently.
 
2012-10-26 9:26:20 PM  

Nobodyn0se: Wasn't there an article on Fark like a month ago about how CFA had stopped donating money to bigotted groups, which was the main reason people like me boycotted them in the first place?


False rumor. They haven't changed anything.

Except, of course, that their profits are way up.
 
2012-10-26 9:27:08 PM  

jso2897: Right. Which is why I go to El Pollo Loco, and not to the place where they serve greasy, salty, rat-shiat-contaminated hillbilly chow.
If you eat at Chik-A-Fil, you are eating excrement.


Personally, I'm a real fan of Los Pollos Hermanos.
 
2012-10-26 9:28:11 PM  
I'd suck a dick for some Chick-fil-A right about now.
 
2012-10-26 9:28:36 PM  
I've not gone since the they issued the statements regarding gay marriage. But really I only went a couple times a year anyways so it wasn't exactly a sacrifice on my part, nor a loss to them.
 
2012-10-26 9:28:47 PM  
Can anyone please explain the appeal of this restaurant? I've had the chicken and it tasted like, bland chicken. At least KFC has "11 herbs and spices". And Popeye's, why do you keep running commercials for these new delicious looking meals AFTER closing practically every restaurant in the state?
 
2012-10-26 9:30:32 PM  

jso2897: Right. Which is why I go to El Pollo Loco, and not to the place where they serve greasy, salty, rat-shiat-contaminated hillbilly chow.
If you eat at Chik-A-Fil, you are eating excrement.


What are you talking about?
 
2012-10-26 9:31:43 PM  

Kibbler: Eat your farking chicken. Eat and enjoy it. Or don't enjoy it. Or choke on it and die on the pavement. I don't care. Whatever you want to do.


I think I'll eat a gyro instead.
 
2012-10-26 9:32:29 PM  
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2012-10-26 9:32:49 PM  

djkutch: I'd suck a dick for some Chick-fil-A right about now.


Your newsletter
/not THAT newsletter
 
2012-10-26 9:33:12 PM  

St_Francis_P: I find their chicken sandwiches to be OK, but unexciting. I get far better chicken sandwiches at the Sheetz gas station, of all places.


I always get the Sheetz
 
2012-10-26 9:33:24 PM  

astouffer: Can anyone please explain the appeal of this restaurant? I've had the chicken and it tasted like, bland chicken. At least KFC has "11 herbs and spices". And Popeye's, why do you keep running commercials for these new delicious looking meals AFTER closing practically every restaurant in the state?


It appeals to the Walmart crowd whose palate differentiates between their hot dog/soda combo and the really classy, full meal offered at Chick-fil-A.

Plus, chickens are whores farked constantly. Makes them tender. Conservatives understand this.
 
2012-10-26 9:34:36 PM  
The only time I ever get a hankering for Chick-fil-A is when I'm in a circle jerk on Sunday morning.
 
2012-10-26 9:34:37 PM  
I wish more companies had the chutzpah to make a stand for what they believe in. We're allowed to have opinions in America, and to agree or disagree.

I stopped buying Mobil and BP products due to their piss poor handling of the world around them. I don't buy Round Up because I don't believe in using Monsanto products that ruin the earth around my house. Our dollar votes are the only real power working class peons have in America. Use it to your advantage. Be aware of it and make a difference.

/Free the Indy 500!
 
2012-10-26 9:35:01 PM  

Sensei Can You See: You mean most people DON'T want a big steaming pile of politics shoved down their throats when they go out to eat? Who knew?


Oh yeah, every time anyone goes to a Chick-fil-A, the counter person starts talking politics to them. You are an Idiot.
 
2012-10-26 9:36:00 PM  
Eh. I felt kinda bad about going there. But then I shrugged it off and ate the chicken sandwich and waffle fries. Was a tasty sandwich too. Those damn fries have a salt-repellant coating or something though, and they're bland as hell without some seasoning of some sort.

But anyways...I suppose I'm part of the apathetic problem, I just can't bring myself to care enough. I do care enough to try and rationalize my socially destructive behavior, however, by saying that Wendy's probably tortures their cows or some other horrible thing. Unlike all the rest of the people who continue to eat at Chick-Fil-A and are simply bad people that I'm better than. At least I bother to feel slightly guilty for a half second or so, unlike those other bastards who probably ran over 2 kittens and a squirrel on their way here.

Because really, isn't being better than all the other sheeple doing the same thing you are what's important in life?
 
2012-10-26 9:36:47 PM  
Food and politics don't mix.
 
2012-10-26 9:36:57 PM  
Never even heard of CFA until people went all OMG! WE HATE THEM! LET'S HAVE GAYSEX IN THEIR PARKING LOTS!!!
But now I'm craving a sammich.
I guess it's true, there's no such thing as bad publicity.
 
2012-10-26 9:37:36 PM  

jso2897: Right. Which is why I go to El Pollo Loco, and not to the place where they serve greasy, salty, rat-shiat-contaminated hillbilly chow.
If you eat at Chik-A-Fil, you are eating excrement.


Your left-wing political hatred is spewing out. MILLIONS of people disagree with your review of the food there. Of course, I'm talking about normal people who just like chicken, not lunatic left-wing nutjobs like you.
 
2012-10-26 9:38:26 PM  
everybody has opinions you disagree with, food is food
 
2012-10-26 9:38:48 PM  

logicalman: Sensei Can You See: You mean most people DON'T want a big steaming pile of politics shoved down their throats when they go out to eat? Who knew?

Oh yeah, every time anyone goes to a Chick-fil-A, the counter person starts talking politics to them. You are an Idiot.


Not the counterpeople and you know it.. The people who scream about politicians telling them what to do, then turn around and mind everyone else's business for them.
 
2012-10-26 9:39:10 PM  

indylaw: jso2897: Right. Which is why I go to El Pollo Loco, and not to the place where they serve greasy, salty, rat-shiat-contaminated hillbilly chow.
If you eat at Chik-A-Fil, you are eating excrement.

What are you talking about?


Things, and stuff.
 
2012-10-26 9:40:14 PM  
I wish I could get a bunch of weirdos outraged at MY business so I could get free publicity.

/dance puppet dance
 
2012-10-26 9:40:42 PM  

logicalman: MILLIONS of people disagree with your review of the food there. Of course, I'm talking about normal people who just like chicken, not lunatic left-wing nutjobs like you.


Look how stupid you are.

People who like chicken eat at Bojangles. Or, even better, here in Seattle, Ezell's.
 
2012-10-26 9:43:08 PM  

Eddie Ate Dynamite: Eh. I felt kinda bad about going there. But then I shrugged it off and ate the chicken sandwich and waffle fries. Was a tasty sandwich too. Those damn fries have a salt-repellant coating or something though, and they're bland as hell without some seasoning of some sort.

But anyways...I suppose I'm part of the apathetic problem, I just can't bring myself to care enough. I do care enough to try and rationalize my socially destructive behavior, however, by saying that Wendy's probably tortures their cows or some other horrible thing. Unlike all the rest of the people who continue to eat at Chick-Fil-A and are simply bad people that I'm better than. At least I bother to feel slightly guilty for a half second or so, unlike those other bastards who probably ran over 2 kittens and a squirrel on their way here.

Because really, isn't being better than all the other sheeple doing the same thing you are what's important in life?


Getting upset that a large corporation is doing something that may be ethically or morally wrong is like getting upset that the name of the current day ends in y.

I still eat at Chick-Fil-A because in the end you can find something wrong with every company if you really bother to look. Instead I'll just happily consume what I enjoy.
 
2012-10-26 9:43:33 PM  
Having political beliefs is one thing. Donating to SPLC listed hate groups in another matter entirely.
 
2012-10-26 9:43:35 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Kibbler: Eat your farking chicken. Eat and enjoy it. Or don't enjoy it. Or choke on it and die on the pavement. I don't care. Whatever you want to do.

I think I'll eat a gyro instead.


I can grill a better chicken sandwich than any fast food dump.

There is, however, no substitute for the meat-type-substance and seasoning combination of a gyro when you have a craving.

Lexington Market in Baltimore used to have a stall with a $5 gyro that was so stuffed, you had to eat half of it before the pita could be wrapped around it.

No real point, here, other than I'm hungry and too lazy to go out.
 
2012-10-26 9:44:23 PM  

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When Conservatives Boycott a business due to it's beliefs (ie: Religious groups boycotting businesses for supporting gay rights): It's freedom of expression.
When Liberals boycott a business due to it's beliefs (ie: Liberals boycotting Chick-Fil-A for being against gay rights): It's an infringement on the conservative business's 1st Amendment rights.

This is what conservatives really believe. And it's so sad and farking stupid that they can't see the obvious hypocrisy between the two.
 
2012-10-26 9:44:41 PM  

jso2897: indylaw: jso2897: Right. Which is why I go to El Pollo Loco, and not to the place where they serve greasy, salty, rat-shiat-contaminated hillbilly chow.
If you eat at Chik-A-Fil, you are eating excrement.

What are you talking about?

Things, and stuff.


I haven't heard anything about rat shiat in Chick-fil-A.
 
2012-10-26 9:45:05 PM  
It's a southern chain not open on Sundays. Go figure. If you don't want their food and a sweet tea just go somewhere else. They suck but have a right to express their opinions. If you don't like it just go somewhere else.
How simple is that?
 
2012-10-26 9:45:22 PM  
And what's the deal with "money markets"? You go to a market and you spend money. Now me I keep my loose change in a jar under my bed. My pal Morty he sez
 
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2012-10-26 9:46:08 PM  
their chicken sandwiches are ok. as far as chicken and southern companies go, bojangles' cajun fillet sandwiches kick chic-fil-a's ass. djkutch would swallow for one.
 
2012-10-26 9:46:11 PM  

logicalman: jso2897: Right. Which is why I go to El Pollo Loco, and not to the place where they serve greasy, salty, rat-shiat-contaminated hillbilly chow.
If you eat at Chik-A-Fil, you are eating excrement.

Your left-wing political hatred is spewing out. MILLIONS of people disagree with your review of the food there. Of course, I'm talking about normal people who just like chicken, not lunatic left-wing nutjobs like you.


"Normal" people who like rat smegma in their "chicken" ? You make me sick. You make me nauseous. Your whole sick, weak, small-handed, cabbage-smelling breed make me sick.
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The master of Kennin temple was Mokurai, Silent Thunder. He had a little protege named Toyo who was only twelve years old. Toyo saw the older disciples visit the master's room each morning and evening to receive instruction in sanzen or personal guidance in which they were given koans to stop mind-wandering.

Toyo wished to do sanzen also.

"Wait a while," said Mokurai. "You are too young."

But the child insisted, so the teacher finally consented.

In the evening little Toyo went at the proper time to the threshold of Mokurai's sanzen room. He struck the gong to announce his presence, bowed respectfully three times outside the door, and went to sit before the master in respectful silence.

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"No, no," said Mokurai. "That will never do. That is not the sound of one hand. You've not got it at all."

Thinking that such music might interrupt, Toyo moved his abode to a quiet place. He meditated again. "What can the sound of one hand be?" He happened to hear some water dripping. "I have it," imagined Toyo.

When he next appeared before his teacher, Toyo imitated dripping water.

"What is that?" asked Mokurai. "That is the sound of dripping water, but not the sound of one hand. Try again."

In vain Toyo meditated to hear the sound of one hand. He heard the sighing of the wind. But the sound was rejected.

He heard the cry of an owl. This also was refused.

The sound of one hand was not the locusts.

For more than ten times Toyo visited Mokurai with different sounds. All were wrong. For almost a year he pondered what the sound of one hand might be.

At last little Toyo entered true meditation and transcended all sounds. "I could collect no more," he explained later, "so I reached the soundless sound."

Toyo had realized the sound of one hand.
 
2012-10-26 9:47:04 PM  
Hey there boy, lookit that wall of text. Gonna set here a spell and read that thar wall of text. Every word.
 
2012-10-26 9:47:43 PM  

logicalman: Sensei Can You See: You mean most people DON'T want a big steaming pile of politics shoved down their throats when they go out to eat? Who knew?

Oh yeah, every time anyone goes to a Chick-fil-A, the counter person starts talking politics to them. You are an Idiot.


I think he was taking the other side - people going out to eat don't give a fark about the politics of the guy who owns the company making their damn sandwich.

I have a worse problem living in SC, Maurice Bessinger is an outright racist POS, but damn if his BBQ isnt tasty as hell.

CSB time. The day they were doing the "Chik-Fil-A support" day I was tired from work and not about to brave those long ass lines so I went to the empty Little Ceasar's next door and suggested to the obviously gay cashier (before anyone gets sensitive, I dont give a damn about anyones sexuality. It really doesn't matter to me but I've been to this restaurant several times and the kid is stereotypical gay) You need to put your sign guy out with a poster that says "We hate gay marriage too. Buy a pizza" Kid laughed his ass off.
 
2012-10-26 9:48:06 PM  
All of this is perfectly valid, and even predictable, so not suprising at all -- in the *short* term. As I've said before, things are likely to be quite different in another ten years. There's no need to fuss over this right now. CFA made their point and got a good laugh out of it to boot, not to mention some new friends, better old friends, and not a little uptick in revenue. But they also made some new enemies, lost some old friends, and the uptick covers an inevitable loss of revenue from those sources -- some only short-term, others longer. What's happening right now may or may not be indicative of what will happen several years from now. So let's not worry about, and just wait and see what happens.
 
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