Alex Wire
7/27/12 at 01:42 PM 0 Comments

Chick-fil-A: Class Act

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Faced with a protest by a local gay youth group in the morning, Chick-fil-A didn't have to change the day and the time of its scheduled food giveaway during the grand opening fesitivities of a new location in Orange County, California... but they did.

From the public dialogue with the media and the protesters, to the handling of the two-day opening event, Chick-fil-A proved itself again and again to be a class act.

Here's the story...

Chick-fil-A Grand Opening Avoids Confrontation With OC Gay Youth Group

Chick-fil-A officials at the grand opening of a restaurant in Laguna Hills, Calif., decided to shift gears for the national chain's traditional "First 100" food-for-a-year contest and hold the event the night before it was scheduled in order to avoid any confrontations during a protest by a gay youth group Thursday morning.

The festivities for the two days of opening activities went as planned minus the overnight camping, Chick-fil-A corporate spokesperson Cindy Chapman told The Christian Post after the restaurant opened. The 100 awards of one free Chick-fil-A meal every week for a year were given during a 10:30 p.m. ice cream party at the new location in Orange County Wednesday.

On Thursday morning, about 30 protesters holding signs lined the sidewalk by the restaurant. Youth Empowered to Act, a group with The Center Orange County, timed its protest as other gay activists around the country are challenging Chick-fil-A and its president Dan Cathy, who voiced his support for biblical marriage in several recent interviews.


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