Despite Heated Controversy, Chick-Fil-A Named America’s Favorite Chicken Chain
Last month, we reported that Chick-Fil-A was not hurt by its public stance against gay marriage, even experiencing growth. A new survey by Market Force shows the chain edging out Raising Cane’s – a regional chain native to the more deep-fried regions of the country that a friend in the South described to me as an In-n-Out for chicken fingers.
As pointed out by astute commenter Chris Scialabba on that post, perhaps the anti-gay marriage stance taken by Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy was a clever marketing ploy leveraging the conservative demographics of the locales where the restaurant is most built out. Or, per commenter Andrew M., they also might be experiencing the natural revenue growth of constant expansion. Anecdotally, I’ve definitely noticed them popping up all over previously-barren California. While Chick-Fil-A’s fried poultry empire may be assuming dominance, the healthy variety of competition listed below should reassure those of you boycotting the chain for political reasons.
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