Chick-Fil-A

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Dress Like a Cow, Get Free 'Chikin'

Tuesday is Chick-fil-A's annual Cow Appreciation Day

(Newser) - Want a free entrée from Chick-fil-A? All you have to do is head to one of the fast food joint's more than 2,000 locations Tuesday dressed as a cow. It's part of the 12th annual Cow Appreciation Day , Consumerist reports; the day is a celebration of... More »

Top 10 Fast-Food Chains for Customer Satisfaction

Chick-fil-A is tops, McDonald's at the bottom

(Newser) - The bad news keeps on coming for Chipotle . The restaurant saw the biggest drop in this year's American Customer Satisfaction Index for fast-food restaurants, reports Consumerist . It was No. 2 last year and No. 9 this year—but at least it's ahead of McDonald's, which finished dead... More »

Chick-fil-A Shuns Iceberg Lettuce

No nutritional value, says a rep

(Newser) - Chick-fil-A has shunned a not-so-nutritious food item. No, it's not the classic Chick-fil-A Sauce, which boasts 140 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 120 milligrams of sodium per serving. Instead, it's … iceberg lettuce. "We have a mandate: Never use iceberg lettuce," David Farmer, the restaurant'... More »

Chick-fil-A Giving Away Food If You Can Detach From Your Phone

Leave phones in the 'Cell Phone Coop,' get free ice cream

(Newser) - A Chick-fil-A operator in Georgia wants to stop families from being distracted by their phones while sharing a meal together. So he came up with the "Cell Phone Coop," a box in which family members place their (silenced) phones while they're eating in a Chick-fil-A restaurant, and... More »

Chick-fil-A Owner Pays Staff During 5-Month Remodel

Jeff Glover even gave his 50 employees raises for hanging around

(Newser) - A popular Chick-fil-A in northwest Austin reopened Wednesday after a five-month renovation that doubled its footprint, making it the largest in the Austin area at 5,700 square feet. But that isn't what's making headlines. Franchise owner Jeff Glover, who's run the restaurant for 15 years, has... More »

KFC Is Spending $185M to Win You Back

Chain will bring back brand's 'greatest asset': the late Colonel Sanders

(Newser) - "There are few problems a bucket of fried chicken can't solve." That's one of the messages KFC management is banking on to rescue it from fast-food irrelevance, especially after losing major market share to rival Chick-fil-A, the Washington Post reports. The Yum Brands subsidiary is spitting... More »

No Chick-fil-A on Campus, Say Johns Hopkins Students

Though critics say resolution is a 'witch hunt'

(Newser) - Students at Johns Hopkins University will have to get their Chick-fil-A fix off campus if the student government has its way. Earlier this week, the SGA released a resolution informing administrators that it's opposed to bringing the chain to campus, reports Eater . The move is in response to statements... More »

Ex-CFO Who Slammed Chick-fil-A Lives on Food Stamps

Adam Smith is emotional, apologetic about his video

(Newser) - Things haven't gone too well for the former CFO who criticized Chick-fil-A in a video he posted on YouTube . Unable to find lasting work, 37-year-old Adam Smith is living on food stamps with his wife and four kids in the RV they call home, he tells ABC News . "... More »

Kind Target Workers Prep Boy for Job Interview

Teenager was just shopping for a clip-on tie

(Newser) - How often do shopping expeditions in mega-stores lead to heart-warming moments that go viral on Facebook? It happened the other day when a teenage boy went to a Target in Raleigh, NC, ABC 11 reports. The boy wanted a clip-on tie for a job interview, but an employee said they... More »

Woman Says Chick-fil-A Shake Gave Her Heart Attack

Specifically, its maraschino cherry

(Newser) - In the strange-lawsuits department comes this from Texas: A woman is suing Chick-fil-A because she says one of the chain's cherry-topped milkshakes gave her a heart attack, reports the Houston Chronicle . Cyndi Scruggs purchased the shake from a location in McKinney, near Plano, on May 10. But when she... More »

Chick-fil-A Founder Dies

Truett Cathy, 93, invented boneless chicken sandwich

(Newser) - S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention to gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views , died early today, a company spokesman says. He was 93 and died at home... More »

KFC Owner Opens Chick-fil-A Wannabe

Super Chix does not reference its relationship to KFC

(Newser) - Yum Brands, which owns KFC, is quietly testing a single store in Arlington, Texas, that appears to be in direct competition with Chick-fil-A, Ad Age and other outlets note. Super Chix offers up "hand-breaded," MSG-, HFCS-, and phosphate-free chicken sandwiches and tenders, toppings like pickles and jalapenos, and... More »

Duck Dynasty Star's Latest Supporter: Alabama Senator

Meanwhile, fans create 'Chick-Phil-A Day'

(Newser) - An Alabama lawmaker thinks it's important his state be on-record as supporting Phil Robertson (who is from Louisiana). Alabama state Sen. Jerry Fielding has written a resolution declaring that legislators "stand united" against A&E's "deplorable" decision to oust Robertson who "should be celebrated as... More »

Church Offers Free Chick-fil-A for Straight Couples

$25 gift card for a 'biblical marriage'

(Newser) - A church in Dayton, Ohio gave out free $25 Chik-fil-A gift cards to straight married couples attending its "Day to Honor Biblical Marriage" event. An ad for the event was picked up by Reddit and, as these things do, spread quickly around the Internet, reports the Huffington Post . Despite... More »

New Object of Chick-fil-A's Ire: Kale T-Shirts

Trademark Office not buying Vermont guy's bid to patent 'Eat More Kale'

(Newser) - First, Chick-fil-A flapped its way into the gay marriage debate , and now the fast-food giant is again throwing down—this time with a Vermont artist who makes "Eat More Kale" T-shirts. Chick-fil-A contends that the slogan, though spelled correctly, is too close to its own “Eat Mor Chikin”... More »

Chick-fil-A Owner Treats Gay Marriage Rally to Meal

California franchisee wanted to show his tolerance

(Newser) - A group of California gay marriage supporters got a pleasant surprise on Monday, in the form of free meal tickets from a fast food chain many had probably regarded as the enemy. Local Chick-fil-A franchise owner Corey Braun says he handed out the coupons to promote a message of tolerance.... More »

Chick-Fil-A-Toting Gunman Pleads Guilty

Floyd Corkins shot guard at conservative group over gay rights

(Newser) - A Virginia man who shot and wounded a security guard at the conservative Family Research Council has pleaded guilty to three felony charges—including committing an act of terrorism, reports CNN . Floyd Corkins, 28, still faces up to 45 years in jail for the assault in DC last August. If... More »

Chick-Fil-A No Longer Funds Most Controversial Groups

And company continues to grow despite backlash

(Newser) - If you've been pining for Chick-Fil-A but don't want to support its president's anti-gay stance , rejoice: The company no longer donates to the most controversial groups opposing gay marriage, and hasn't since 2011. Rather, the company "focuses on youth, education, marriage enrichment, and local communities,... More »

Right Gears Up for 'Papa John's Appreciation Day'

Anti-ObamaCare event inspired by support for Chick-fil-A

(Newser) - Chick-fil-A redux? ObamaCare opponents plan to flock to Papa John's today to support the company's stance against the law. More than 18,000 people have confirmed their attendance on a Facebook event for "National Papa John's Appreciation Day." CEO John Schnatter "has received intense... More »

Group: Chick-Fil-A Backing Off Anti-Gay Agenda

Chicago lawmaker will allow new store to open in city

(Newser) - Might Chick-Fil-A be having a change of heart over its high-profile stance against gay marriage? An advocacy group in Chicago thinks so, and chalks it up to business reasons. The Civil Rights Agenda says the chain wrote an email to a local lawmaker promising that its foundation "is now... More »

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