Chick-Fil-A Controversy: Airports Frowning On Fast Food Chain’s Religious Ties, From Gay Marriage To Sunday Closing
Aug 21, 2015 10:16 AM EDT | By Victoria Guerra
Since Chick-Fil-A's inception almost 70 years back in the southern city of Atlanta, Georgia, the fried chicken fast food chain has remained shut during Sundays to honor Truett Cathy's "faith in God," which didn't allow him to work during the holy day of Christendom - but it's now packing up as another Chick-Fil-A controversy in one major airport in the country.
In the meantime, the 2012 Chick-Fil-A controversy has popped its head once more, as a city council is attempting to halt the chain getting a 7-year contract with the local airport over fears they might donate money to hate groups.
According to Star Tribune, the most recent Chick-Fil-A controversy stems from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where all chains allowed to have spots have to open 365 days a year - although traditionally that has included an allowance for the Georgia fried chicken chain, which has closed during Sundays for its entire decades-long history.
However, this new Chick-Fil-A controversy sparked this week, when the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) met up this week as different stores and food chains opted for 50 concession spots in the airport - but MAC also wants to stand firm on their 365 days a year ruling.
However, there's a chance things will continue to go easy for the fast food chain, as it's actually outselling almost all restaurants in the airport even though it's only open for 6 days a week.
In the meantime, in another part of the country, an old Chick-Fil-A controversy has popped back up into headlines, as The Gazette reports that Denver's City Council is currently stalling a lease on the chain's venue at the Denver International Airport due to the company's long-standing opponent to same-sex marriage.
According to The Denver Post, the new lease on the venue (which will be for 7 years) has been stalled for the next two weeks, after a Business Development Committee meeting showed that not one of its 10 members took the chain's side during this reignited Chick-Fil-A controversy.