Chick-Fil-A Franchise Owner in California Distancing Himself from Company's Politics

A letter posted on the Hollywood, Calif., Chick-fil-A's Facebook page said that the Atlanta-based company doesn't speak for the franchise's owners.

A Chick-fil-A franchise owner in Southern California is publicizing that customers can enjoy his restaurant regardless of "belief, race creed, sexual orientation or gender," according to Huffington Post.

The owner of the Hollywood, Calif., restaurant distanced himself in a letter from recent publicity about Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, who has made controversial comments about his stance against gay marriage, said the report.

An exceprt from the letter:

I know that some of our guests are upset by comments made by Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A Inc. He has made it very clear to me those were his personal views, and that his intent was not to speak on the behalf of every Chick-fil-A owner.

The letter was publicized on the resturant's Facebook page and Twitter, and more than 2,500 people had liked the Facebook post shortly after it was posted.

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The comments on the letter have been mixed, with some saying that the franchise owner should be trying to make changes in the corporate structure of the restaurant.

Jordan Grant commented on the page, "Honestly, I think this whole mess, that's all I can say it is, is a beneficial thing for those involved, its certainly drawing the lines in the sand of who supports what. It has people talking about an issue that .. in all honesty, should have been solved in the '80s."

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Susan Edwards July 28, 2012 at 09:06 PM
I think everyone has a right to his/her own opinion. I feel that if someone doesn't want to eat at Chick-fil-a, then more power to them. More chicken for me and my family. We eat at Chick-fil-a because it is clean, has good food at a reasonable price, employees that are always polite, friendly, and even dote on my children, children's meals that have healthy choices and toys that are educational and age appropriate. If I was to not frequent every business whose owner voiced an opinion with which I disagreed, I wouldn't be doing any "frequenting" at all.


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