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Chick-fil-A Dropping 'No Antibiotics Ever' Pledge

It will shift to 'No Antibiotics Important To Human Medicine'

(Newser) - Chick-fil-A will drop its decade-long commitment to serving antibiotic-free chicken, the fast food company announced Monday. Starting this spring, the chicken chain's "No Antibiotics Ever" pledge, launched in 2014, will shift to a "No Antibiotics Important To Human Medicine" (NAIHM) pledge, the firm said in its statement...

Chick-fil-A Under Fire, This Time From the Right

Critics learned the chain has an exec in charge of diversity, equity, and inclusion

(Newser) - Chick-fil-A, a company that has courted controversy in the past over its negative stance on LGBTQ rights , has suddenly been accused by critics on the right of "going woke," reports the Hill . Conservatives learned the company has a vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and are...

Cops: Mom of 7 Murdered in Chick-Fil-A Drive Thru

Georgia man then turned gun on himself

(Newser) - A woman who went to a Chick-Fil-A in northwest Georgia for breakfast Wednesday morning was murdered in front of horrified customers in the drive-thru line, police say. Rome police say Cassie Davis, 39, was shot three times through her passenger-side window by 56-year-old Anthony Green, who then killed himself with...

We Pump Out 8-Pound Chickens. That Could Be an Issue

KFC and Chick-fil-A's need for 4-pound birds is rising

(Newser) - It's a potentially big problem involving a small thing: America needs more 4-pound chickens. That's the upshot of a Wall Street Journal piece that takes a look at the friction between the larger 8-pound birds chicken processors prefer and the smaller variety that fast-food chains like Chick-fil-A and...

This Is the Country's Slowest Drive-Thru

Chick-fil-A, though customers don't seem to mind

(Newser) - And the award for the most molasses-like drive-thru line in the US goes to ... Chick-fil-A. The chicken chain came in last in a new study that looked at, among other things, the country's slowest drive-thrus. Though there is a caveat: The study, carried out by IT customer service firm...

Some Heroes Don't Wear Capes. They Wear Chick-fil-A Uniforms

Mykel Gordon praised for helping woman with baby during alleged carjacking in Okaloosa County, Fla.

(Newser) - A fast-food employee saved the day this week during a terrifying alleged carjacking attempt in Florida. Per a release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, a woman was getting her baby out of her car Wednesday in the parking lot of a Chick-fil-A in Fort Walton Beach when she...

Chick-fil-A in Hot Water After Using This Word Online

Fast-food chain apologizes for 'poor choice of words' after using 'community' in tweet

(Newser) - A patron who was disappointed about Chick-fil-A's offerings got an almost immediate response online, but the fast-food chain's quick customer service was soon overshadowed by the way it worded its reply. Today reports that the customer tweeted at the restaurant on Friday, complaining that although his local branch...

That Drive-Thru Order May Contain More Than You Bargained For

Consumer Reports finds excessive amounts of 'forever chemicals' in some fast-food wrappers

(Newser) - You might want to dump those Mickey D's fries onto a plate as soon as you get home. Consumer Reports released an analysis Thursday on packaging at fast-food restaurants and supermarket chains, with a concerning find: Many of the wrappers that hold the fare we pick up at the...

Lindsey Graham: I'll 'Go to War' for Chick-fil-A

SC senator says he'll back chain after Notre Dame students protest possible eatery on campus

(Newser) - In May, the University of Notre Dame's dining service noted in a social media post that it may be considering adding Chick-fil-A to its on-campus options—and the hubbub that has emerged at the Indiana school since now involves a senator from South Carolina. The Hill reports that Lindsey...

Burger King Takes Dig at Chick-Fil-A With Donations

Chain gives part of chicken sandwich proceeds to LGBTQ group, 'even on Sundays'

(Newser) - There’s a new battle underway in the chicken sandwich war . Burger King will donate part of the price of each Ch’King sandwich to an LGBTQ civil rights organization throughout June—Pride month, reports USA Today . And because the restaurant tweeted that they’ll make the donations to...

Chick-fil-A's Sauce Shortage Is Real

Company posts a brief statement about it on its website

(Newser) - First toilet paper, then gas, now ... Chick-fil-A sauce? Apparently. The company is experiencing supply chain issues that have forced it to limit the number of sauces customers can get with their order. WTRF reports some customers were alerted via an email that detailed the temporary restrictions: 1 sauce per entree,...

Texas AG Says Controversial Chick-fil-A Decision Reversed

However, San Antonio does not appear to agree

(Newser) - A year and a half after it was denied a lease at the San Antonio International Airport, Chick-fil-A is apparently being offered one. As Fox News reports, the March 2019 denial, which came from the city council , was reportedly due to what it called the fast food chain's "...

College Kids Hatch Quite the Plan to Get Some Chick-fil-A

It involved buying a New York-to-Florida plane ticket

(Newser) - How much would you pay to satisfy a Chick-fil-A craving? For the cross country track team at New York's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, about $18 apiece, it turns out. The scheme is more impressive than the tab: With a week off from running, the team members decided they really wanted...

Mom Told to Cover Breastfeeding: 'I Got Angry'

Samantha McIntosh pushed back against Chick-fil-A

(Newser) - Cover my breastfeeding? OK ... I think. A Georgia woman agreed to a Chick-fil-A manager's request Monday—seems a customer had complained—but then got upset about it, CNN reports. "As I sit there in this family friendly restaurant I start to simmer," writes Samantha McIntosh on Facebook...

This Chick-fil-A Worker Has Gone Viral. You'll See Why

Jeremiah Murrill brightens everyone's day with a smile, a fist bump, and a positive attitude

(Newser) - Jeremiah Murrill doesn't do anything outrageous when he takes customers' meal orders on the Chick-fil-A drive-thru line—but with what KPRC describes as his "infectiously upbeat customer service and bright attitude," the 20-year-old North Carolinian has attracted nationwide attention. Per CNN , Murrill is beloved by regulars who...

She Took the 'High Chair' Dare—and Couldn't Get Out
Firefighters Rescue Teen
Who Took Chick-fil-A Dare

Firefighters Rescue Teen Who Took Chick-fil-A Dare

Addison Trent was a little embarrassed by the whole thing

(Newser) - Give it to Addison Trent: She's a good sport. The Idaho teenager was out with friends at a Chick-fil-A on Tuesday evening when she sat in a restaurant high chair as a dare—and couldn't get back out, the East Idaho News reports. Friends tried pulling on her,...

Chick-fil-A Halts Donations to 3 Christian Charities

Chain moves away from anti-gay marriage groups

(Newser) - Chick-fil-A is ending donations to three groups that oppose gay marriage in an effort to halt protests and broaden its customer base. But the move has angered some of the fast food chain's fans. The Atlanta-based company said Monday that starting next year, it will focus its giving on...

Chick-fil-A Just Opened First UK Restaurant. It's Already Closing

The Chick-fil-A in Reading is shutting down after protests related to LGBTQ+ issues

(Newser) - On Oct. 10, the first-ever Chick-fil-A in the UK opened its doors. On Oct. 18 , the announcement was made that it would not be staying there. After the US fast food chain opened a branch in the English town of Reading, the LGBTQ+ advocacy group Reading Pride started organizing protests...

$5K Lawsuit Targets Chicken Sandwiches

Craig Barr accuses Popeyes of deceptive business practices

(Newser) - A Tennessee man is suing Popeyes Chicken because, he says, they ran out of chicken sandwiches. Craig Barr filed the $5,000 suit Wednesday after what he called repeated attempts to buy the sandwich at different locations, NBC News reports. "I can't get happy; I have this sandwich...

Chick-fil-A Worker Jumps Out Drive-Thru Window in Heroic Save

Logan Simmons took what he thought was quickest way out to help a choking child

(Newser) - He went to work ready to serve up chicken sandwiches; he left work a hero. Logan Simmons, a 19-year-old Chick-fil-A employee in Hall County, Ga., went to work on Wednesday just like any other day—except it didn't turn out to be like any other day. Simmons, who was...

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