The Reason Some Are Upset About This New Canadian Chick-Fil-A

While we can all agree that the chicken from Chick-fil-A tastes delicious, the chain has divided consumers for years. According to NBC News, San Antonio booted Chick-fil-A from its city limits due to their anti-LGBTQ+ company stance, with Buffalo proudly following suit for similar reasons (via NBC News). Universities have also joined the fray, with students from institutions like Elon University coming together to kick the restaurant off of their campus due to the restaurant's conservative views (via HuffPost). The anti-Chick-fil-A sentiments only deepened when it came out that the brand used money raised from their in-house donations towards a variety of religious charities that push against LGBTQ+ agendas. 

Chick-fil-A's controversial political actions haven't abated, and now Canada has started to strike back against the country's newest Chick-fil-A location. According to iHeartRadio, the chain's premiere Toronto location opened to the mixed responses, as both chicken fans eagerly awaiting the arrival of the restaurant and protestors who don't agree with the religious stance of the company were there when the doors opened. The restaurant feels even more pressure now, as a response group has started protesting the opening of a new Chick-fil-A location in Windsor.

Chick-fil-A encounters problems in Windsor

Windsor-based adversaries of Chick-fil-A have spoken out against the restaurant due to the chain's ideology, claiming that the restaurant promotes hatred and doesn't belong in Canada (via iHeartRadio). The group also made an allegation that the chicken chain actively works to promote homogeneity, with one activist stating, "They don't include any members of the family that look like us. If you are white, male, and heterosexual that's really who they want you to be."

The new Windsor location has already received approval from the Windsor city council, and Chick-fil-A has responded to the protests by planning to donate $250,000 to a local food bank for every new location opened in Canada. Still, she protest group has stated that the best way to show disdain of the new location is simple: don't eat there. With a lack of support, the activists hope that the restaurant won't see Canada as a viable business environment and might pull up stakes.

Only time will tell what happens to this restaurant chain in this new environment. Keep your eyes peeled to watch the future of the company evolve in real time and see what unfolds in the chicken battleground of Windsor, Canada.