If you're looking to have some Chick-fil-A while passing through the San Antonio Airport, then you are out of luck. There will be no legendary chicken sandwiches and waffle fries there to be enjoyed anymore. Why? City council has banned the chain from their airport to the company's alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”
Much to the dismay of Chick-fil-A lovers all over the country, the San Antonio City Council rejected the chain restaurant from being included in the new Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement for the San Antonio Airport according to a report from KTSA. Some food shops that passed include Local Coffee and Smoke Shack.
“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion," Councilman Roberto Treviño said per News 4 San Antonio. "San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior."
"Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport," Treviño continued.
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A rep for Chick-fil-A, Inc. returned Fox News’ request for comment on the San Antonio airport ban with the following statement:
“The press release issued by Councilmember Treviño was the first we heard of his motion and its approval by the San Antonio City Council. We agree with him that everyone is and should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A,” the rep said. “We have a fundamental code of conduct at Chick-fil-A: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
“The 140,000 people who serve customers in our restaurants on a daily basis represent and embrace all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity,” they continued. “Our intent is to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”
“We would still welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council and plan to reach out to them. It’s unfortunate that mischaracterizations of our brand have led to decisions like this,” the rep concluded. “The sole focus of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to support causes focused on youth and education. We are proud of the positive impact we are making in communities across America and have been transparent about our giving on our web site.”
There was another instance of Chick-fil-A being banned from launching in a new location due to their alleged stance on LGBTQ. Back in November, Rider University denied a student body survey that was aimed to bring Chick-fil-A on campus. The reason they denied it was over concerns toward their attitude toward the LGBTQ community.
Remember when Chick-fil-A opened on a Sunday to serve free food to those waiting in line to donate blood to the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando? Christians believe in the concept of "love thy neighbor" even if they don't agree with all of their views. Chick-fil-A shares those views.
At that point the chain restaurant pushed back and stated that they are simply their to provide food and not to push any type of agenda.