See the world. New Yorkers found that their city had four Chick-fil-A restaurants – including the world’s largest restaurant.
An article published in the New Yorker magazine last week was titled “Chick-fil-A” New York City’s creepy infiltration.”
The author is Dan Piepenbring and is described as coming from Brooklyn.
Chick-fil-A’s arrival in New York City feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism. https://t.co/wnhMrMBN6z
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) April 13, 2018
“The air smells good,” he reported on his arrival at the Fulton Street chain.
Then he reviewed a situation in Manhattan where a sandwich could be sold every six seconds, and reported that the company plans to open “as many as a dozen stores” in the city.
Then he discusses what he describes as “universal Christian traditionism.”
Piepenbring mentioned that Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy was accused of anti-homosexual prejudice, and Atlanta’s headquarters was “adorned with Bible verses and the statue of Jesus to wash the disciples’ feet.”
He then criticized the company’s “Eat Mor Chickin” promotion, calling it “one of the most popular and morbid advertising campaigns in the history of fast food.”
Some Twitter users are not impressed by this article.
“A Twitter user wrote:” When New Yorkers start secretly tasting their delicious food, it will be fun… Will they be fired?
Going to be funny when The New Yorker employees start sneaking in their delicious food…wonder if they will be fired…they should do an article on why Chick-fil-a is rated at the top for food quality & customer service…might learn something from those ‘creepy’ Christians pic.twitter.com/3f3qIir6Ik
— Larry Taylor (@larrytaylorpca) April 14, 2018
“This is bigotry,” another commented. “The New Yorker would never use the word “infiltration” to describe newcomers of any other religion.”
I've never eaten Chick-fil-A in my life and I disagree with the anti-gay marriage stance of the company's owners. But this is bigotry. The New Yorker would never use the word "infiltration" to describe newcomers of any other religion. https://t.co/NuyRYLFmQe
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) April 13, 2018
“The New Yorker sneering at the Chick-fil-A cows is why Trump won,” a third Twitter user wrote.
— Nu Wexler (@wexler) April 15, 2018
Regardless of what the New Yorker and its staff might think, it seems that Americans have already rendered their verdict on the restaurant chain.
Earlier this month, Fox News reported that Chick-fil-A is on pace to become the nation’s third largest fast food chain by 2020.