Common questions

Did the Chick-fil-A protests hurt or help the Cathys?

Did the Chick-fil-A protests hurt or help the Cathys?

Petitions and boycotts didn’t hurt Chick-fil-A — the chain continued expanding across the country despite people’s opposition to the Cathys’ views on marriage — but they did potentially contribute to making the Cathys somewhat less vocal about their political beliefs.

Did Chick-fil-A really stop donating to anti-gay groups?

Notably, Chick-fil-A never explicitly said it would permanently stop donating to anti-gay groups or organizations that discriminate against LGBTQ people — it just said it was changing its philanthropic giving model.

Is controversy good for business at Chick-fil-A?

At Chick-fil-A, controversy is good for business. Chick-fil-A is arguably best known for three things: its juicy chicken sandwiches, its employees’ perpetually chipper attitudes, and its long history of donating to charities with anti-LGBTQ stances. But one of those things seems to be changing next year.

Why did Chick-fil-A change its charitable giving 2020?

Chick-fil-A announced it will take a different approach to its charitable giving in 2020 following years of protests from LGBTQ groups that have taken issue with the Atlanta-based food chain’s donations to organizations that do not support gay rights.

Does Chick-fil-A’s donations hurt profits?

Chick-fil-A’s controversial donations don’t seem to have made a dent in its profits — as of late 2018, it was on track to be the third-largest fast-food chain in the United States — though it’s hard to know for sure since the company is still privately held.

Will Chick-fil-A be banned from rest stops?

Chick-fil-A controversies have provided a frequent through line in the modern era of the fast food chain’s 75-year history — most recently with Notre Dame University students petitioning to keep the eatery off of its campus, and New York State lawmakers vowing to ban the chain from being a vendor at renovated thruway rest stops.