Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chick-fil-A coming to DCUSA! (According to a Chick-fil-A owner/operator)

Whoa! Might be time for chicken sandwiches and Polynesian sauce in our neighborhood.

A friend was eating at a Chick-Fil-A in Crystal City and asked the owner/operator about rumors that a location open in DC. The owner said "you heard correct," that there would be a Chick-Fil-A at 3100 14th Street NW, which is DCUSA, in the old Lime Fresh Mex space between Radio Shack and Payless. Dang.

There is one location in town at Catholic University, I assume in a food court, and there have previously been some Chick-Fil-As in other DC food courts, including at Howard U., George Washington U., and in the Verizon Center, but none were proper locations.

As you probably recall, Chick-fil-A made a lot of news a while ago about the owners' conservative views and opposition to gay marriage. (They're also closed Sundays.) And they have delicious sandwiches, chicken nuggets and waffle fries too.

So thus the debate begins -- good thing or not?

18 comments:

Danielle said...

Not.

Jacqui said...

Not! Not ever. I hope they go out faster than Lime Fresh did.

Brad L. said...

I'm a resident of Columbia Heights and I pledged that I will never spend a single DIME in that right-wing grease pit!

Joel said...

Bigoted corporations have no place in Columbia Heights!

Anonymous said...

Chick-Fil-A is great! They have excellent food and amazing customer service (hopefully it being in DCUSA doesn't taint that). I think this is a great addition to our diverse neighborhood.

Ultimately I'll enjoy it for its food and not its politics. Some people need to relax and not take chicken so personally.

Anonymous said...

You know what goes great with America's best chicken sandwich? A large cup of liberal tears!! MMMM!!!

Anonymous said...

good thing or not?

More like, good thing or amazing thing? I've never had a chick-fil-A so close to me before -- my mouth is already watering in anticipation.

Anonymous said...

The same douchey hipsters that refuse to patronize Chick-fil-A because of the (now deceased) owner's right-wing religious views need to stop spending all of their parent's trust fund cash on skinny jeans and ironic tshirts at Urban Outfitters, then. It too is owned by a right-wing religious nerd. Everyone just shut the fuck up and buy what you want. George Bush didn't free the slaves by defeating the British in 1776 for today's capitalists to not get to shop where they want.

Anonymous said...

George Bush freed the slaves is that a #foxnewsfact ?

Anonymous said...

I haven't drank a Coors beer or purchased Barilla pasta since they came out as anti-gay. I have no intention of supporting the Chik-filth-ay family either.

Anonymous said...

This is great news! And to all of you culture warriors who plan to avoid it because of politics: you're welcome to join the rest of us open-minded folks at any time for some tasty chicken.

Hero to the Masses said...

CFA is delicious and yet I don't support the politics of their owners. So I pay a gay offset tax to HRC of $50 bucks a year which more than makes up for the amount that CFA used from my purchases for political ends.

JS said...

Uh, you can eat Barilla again. The HRC gave them a perfect score after the company revised its policies to be a more welcoming, tolerant workplace.

Andrew W said...

Hero: here are some other local LGBT places to donate! http://newcolumbiaheights.blogspot.com/2015/01/dont-like-chick-fil-at-dcusa-here-are.html

Anonymous said...

I consider myself a great friend of the Tribe, but man. If I examined every business owner's politics before I patronized a business, I'd be wanting for all kinds of things. Sometimes, as Americans who believe in pluralism, we should ignore each other's politics. The all too common response is, "well, it's my right not to eat there!" No one thinks you ought to be forced to eat at Chick Fil A. We're only saying that you're unnecessarily singling them out. If you hate Chick Fil A, you probably shouldn't eat at any restaurant in the American South. Also, don't travel to any Muslim countries, as they don't exactly support gay marriage. Are Best Buy and Target and Marshall's really morally superior to Chick Fil A? I wish a lot of you would get off your high horses and eat a damn sandwich.

Anonymous said...

Picket da MoFo. That's even better than contributing to a political group that's not focused on getting a bigoted business out of our neighborhood. Better yet, contribute AND picket. ChicFillet needs to smell a can of whoop-azz and GTFO.

Anonymous said...

Gotta agree with the previous anonymous poster: One of America's inciting incidents was a bunch of people sitting around thinking about how great it would be if there was a place where they could be in civic and commercial relationships with people without regard for religious faith or political beliefs. You're more than welcome to boycott Chick-Fil-A, but I get worried when people start administering ideological litmus tests for who they are willing to consider fellow members of the civic society.

Anonymous said...

Please support the new chick-fil-a, it is operated and owned by a young black couple and we really want them to be successful so that others will follow.

Fellow uplifter