FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2021 Contact: Shaun Marie 518-356-7882 www.cpnys.org @cpnys
ALBANY PROGRESSIVES INDICT GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH
(Grand Juries Swoon)
Kassar Calls for End of Chick-fil-A Cancel-Culture Politicization
Brooklyn, NY – July 12…Not to be outdone by fictional grand juries — it’s said they’ll indict a ham sandwich — four progressive Albany legislators are absurdly calling for a ban of Chick-fil-A restaurants at all New York Thruway convenience stops, the New York State Conservative Party today noted. Chick-fil-A’s sin: Its Christian founder isn’t properly woke on LGBTQ issues, according to this small, self-appointed Albany jury.
The New York State Thruway Authority recently announced that it will be including popular brands Chick-fil-A, Popeyes, Panera, and Shake Shack at its 27 Thruway stops as part of a modernization effort. Chick-fil-A employs 140,000 Americans at 2,672 locations. Nation’s Restaurant News just listed Chick-fil-A as the second most popular restaurant in America, and Chick-fil-A was ranked #1 in restaurant employee benefits by Money in a 2019 study, with the average Chick-fil-A employee holding $158,188 in their employer-matched 401(k) program.
“If Assembly Members Linda Rosenthal, Harry Bronson, Deborah Glick, and Daniel O’Donnell have a beef with Chick-fil-A, they don’t need to eat there, but they have no right to prevent others from doing so,” New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar said. “Once you go down this path, it’s open season on every business, with Soviet-style litmus tests determining what we are able to think and what we are able to consume.”
Chairman Kassar said politicizing iconic American businesses is a slippery slope that benefits no one. “Consumers should drive markets, not elected ideologues. And consumers clearly want Chick-fil-A. We congratulate the State Thruway Authority for offering it to them.”