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Time to mix it up again......Chix Filet gives free food to stranded motorists......

jrvedivici Jan 29, 2014 12:30 PM

I love that Chix Filet posts are as volatile as lighting a cigarette while pumping gas into your car, I just can't resist this.

Soooooo it seems those evil bastards at Chix Filet handed out free sandwiches to stranded motorists as they fled their cars and were walking along an interstate highway.

It doesn't seem they had any way to identify if someone was gay, so for all intent and purposes it's safe to say they gave free food to some homosexuals. Does this action of sheer blind generosity help change some of your opinions regarding the company? Or no, irregardless of any good they do they are just a hateful company and you would rather have people starve and freeze rather than accept the gracious offer of Chix Filet.

I'm curious as to your take(s) on this.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/0...

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  1. Jacquilynne RE: jrvedivici Jan 29, 2014 12:45 PM

    I don't think accepting or declining an offer of aid as a stranded motorist is in any way related to making a conscientious decision about where to spend your money. I have some issues with how the Salvation Army conducts itself, so I choose to make my charitable contributions elsewhere, but that doesn't mean I think a homeless person should avoid their soup kitchens.

    To my mind, the fact that some people don't have the luxury of making ethical trade-offs makes it more, not less, imperative that those of us who do make them well.

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      jpc8015 RE: Jacquilynne Jan 29, 2014 01:32 PM

      Undoubtedly, some of the people who received free food are people who have spoken out against Chick-fil-A or have stopped doing business there based on the political opinions of the owners.

      Every one of those people is a two faced hypocrite sell-out who have no principles.

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        linguafood RE: jpc8015 Jan 29, 2014 04:33 PM

        "Undoubtedly."

        Really? And you know this how, exactly? You're making blanket assumptions about complete strangers.

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          ErnieD RE: linguafood Jan 29, 2014 06:52 PM

          It also doesn't really make any sense. There's a huge difference between taking food when you are stranded and hard-up and choosing to give money to a corporations whose values are not in line with your own when there are 15 other fast-food places within a five mile radius.

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            jpc8015 RE: ErnieD Jan 30, 2014 07:23 AM

            So you are okay with people running their mouths about how Chick-fil-A is a hate based organization and shouldn't be allowed to do business in certain cities only to have those same people turn around and take the charity when it is convenient for them. Cowards.

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            jpc8015 RE: linguafood Jan 30, 2014 07:21 AM

            You're right. I am. But when comparing the amount of food handed out to the amount of backlash directed at Chick-fil-A over the past couple of years I can say with about a 95% confidence interval that there had to have been at least somebody who was a vocal critic of Chick-fil-A who took their charity.

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              sandylc RE: jpc8015 Jan 30, 2014 09:16 PM

              Ah, but was it charity, or was it a PR move?

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                John E. RE: sandylc Jan 30, 2014 09:36 PM

                Sandy, I read several stories about this and in none of them did I get the sense it was a PR move. This was a generous act by one Chick-Fil-a franchisee.

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                  sandylc RE: John E. Jan 30, 2014 10:25 PM

                  OK - yours is a trustworthy opinion - !

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                  Bigjim68 RE: sandylc Jan 31, 2014 02:24 PM

                  Either way, the company was handing out food to those in need. It may have even been wrapped in paper with the company logo on it. So what?

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                    sandylc RE: Bigjim68 Jan 31, 2014 02:30 PM

                    Grey areas abound in life. Whether or not you agree with their (twisted and public) belief system, they still employee many people and contribute to the economy.

                    EDIT: Not sure if their food is good; it's fast food, so probably not, but I haven't tried it.

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                      sandylc RE: sandylc Jan 31, 2014 02:32 PM

                      OK, not good food.

                      From their website:

                      "Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich Add to Meal Calculator

                      Chicken (whole breast filet, seasoning [salt, monosodium glutamate, sugar, spices, paprika], seasoned coater [enriched bleached wheat flour {with malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid}, sugar, salt, monosodium glutamate, nonfat milk, leavening {baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate}, spice, soybean oil, color {paprika}], milk wash [water, nonfat milk, egg], peanut oil [fully refined peanut oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness and dimethylpolysiloxane as an anti-foaming agent]), bun (enriched flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate {Vitamin B1}, riboflavin {Vitamin B2}, folic acid], water, high fructose corn syrup, yeast, contains 2% or less of each of the following: liquid yeast, soybean oil, nonfat milk, salt, wheat gluten, soy flour, dough conditioners [may contain one or more of the following: mono- and diglycerides, calcium and sodium stearoyl lactylates, calcium peroxide], soy flour, amylase, yeast nutrients [monocalcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate], calcium propionate added to retard spoilage, soy lecithin, cornstarch, butter oil [soybean oil, palm kernel oil, soy lecithin, artificial flavor, TBHQ and citric acid added as preservatives, and artificial color]), pickles (cucumbers, water, vinegar, salt, calcium chloride, alum, potassium sorbate [preservative], natural flavors, polysorbate 80, yellow 5, blue 1)."

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                        Jerseygirl111 RE: sandylc Jan 31, 2014 03:24 PM

                        It would be wonderful if we as humans had the luxury of consuming only natural foods but we let that cat out of the bag years ago. Now I am not saying desperate people should eat garbage but this chicken sandwich is consumed by millions of people and beggars can't be choosers.

                        It was a generous offer and if someone refuses the offer because it's not organic or whatever, then the onus is on them.

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                        Bigjim68 RE: sandylc Jan 31, 2014 02:49 PM

                        My point is simple. CFL offerred food at no cost, to stranded people. To turn this gesture into some sort of a PC problem is nonsensical.

                        Take the food or don't. That is your choice.

                        Regarding your post below, I try not to eat anything that I cannot pronounce.

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                          John E. RE: sandylc Jan 31, 2014 02:51 PM

                          I've eaten at Chic-Fil-a three times, all in Arizona. I'm not a fan of chicken breasts, so I think that sandwich is only ok. The chicken biscuits on the breakfast menu are good, but as I recall, they are somewhat small.

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                            linguafood RE: sandylc Jan 31, 2014 03:49 PM

                            Their sandwiches suck, and I'd rather wait until I'm "unstranded" in order not to eat their shitty, bland food spiced with bigotry.

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                              John E. RE: linguafood Jan 31, 2014 04:08 PM

                              If I was stuck there for hours in my car I'd eat their chicken sandwich. I probably would abandon my vehicle and walk out of there.

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                                sandylc RE: John E. Jan 31, 2014 04:19 PM

                                I would eat it. I just wouldn't normally choose it.

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                                  linguafood RE: John E. Jan 31, 2014 04:28 PM

                                  I always pack road snacks '-D

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                                  ErnieD RE: linguafood Jan 31, 2014 04:23 PM

                                  Yeah, I don't even say I'm boycotting them because I've eaten there exactly twice and have no interest in doing it again. My husband likes the lemonade and I got him a big container of it a couple of times for holidays, but that shit was $8.50 a gallon. Realistically, he wasn't going to get it more than once a year even if it came with a notarized picture of the lemons being squeezed by happy little elves spanning the entire spectrum of races, genders, and sexual orientations.

                  2. Veggo RE: jrvedivici Jan 29, 2014 01:16 PM

                    Nice gesture by Chick-fil-A. I wish there was a location nearby in Florida, I had learned to like it when I was in Dallas.

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                      RedTop RE: jrvedivici Jan 29, 2014 03:59 PM

                      I've never thought that Chic-fil-A was terrible for taking a rigid, faith-based stand on homosexuality or LGBT advances. It's the USA, they have a constitutionally protected right to believe as they choose as a corporation. And I believe they quickly decided to aid the stranded in a most charitible way. So, from me, Good On Chic-fil-A.

                      Now Walmart, and using slaves in Third World countries to product cheap goods for the American market...that's another corporate position entirely.

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                        ferret RE: jrvedivici Jan 29, 2014 04:03 PM

                        Do you have to French-kiss someone of the opposite sex before they give you the food? Sort of like a loyalty oath?

                        1. hill food RE: jrvedivici Jan 29, 2014 04:16 PM

                          good for them. I don't agree with lots of people on lots of issues, but I still associate and even do business with them.

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                            lsmutko RE: jrvedivici Jan 30, 2014 08:03 AM

                            On the other hand, if they gave free food to people they politically work against, even unknowingly, isn't that more offensive to Chik-fil-A's sensibilities and politics?

                            I personally don't patronize them any more (I doubt corporate cares), I don't criticize those who do. But having grown up in snow country, I appreciate the gesture and real help that they gave.

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                              jpc8015 RE: lsmutko Jan 30, 2014 09:09 AM

                              No.

                              The Christian position on this is that you do charity for charity sake. The opinions and positions of those benefitting from your goodwill are inconsequential.

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                                sandylc RE: jpc8015 Jan 30, 2014 09:18 PM

                                And of course this is always 100% followed.

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                                  ErnieD RE: jpc8015 Jan 31, 2014 06:18 AM

                                  This is great new! Do you mind passing it on, because I don't think everyone got the memo. You can start with the WBC and Salvation Army, then move on to my co-worker (who incidentally is the same religion as Chick-Fil-A's owners) who won't donate cans to our can drives anymore because he saw a gay couple receive food at the food bank.

                                  And, more on topic for this thread, I assume that you are just as vociferous in your condemnation of the Christian groups who are boycotting Girl Scout cookies as you are with the anti-Chick folks?

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                                    jpc8015 RE: ErnieD Jan 31, 2014 07:57 AM

                                    We are all sinners. Everybody falls short of the ideal.

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                                      jrvedivici RE: jpc8015 Jan 31, 2014 09:52 AM

                                      And I'll be the first to admit, some of us fall short more often than others!!

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                                        cowboyardee RE: jpc8015 Jan 31, 2014 02:16 PM

                                        "Every one of those people is a two faced hypocrite sell-out who have no principles"

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                                          jpc8015 RE: cowboyardee Jan 31, 2014 02:18 PM

                                          Your point?

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                                            cowboyardee RE: jpc8015 Jan 31, 2014 02:44 PM

                                            I was just pasting one of your previous statements out of context and wondering if it looked as over-the-top to you as the it did to me when the hypocrite in question was one who ate a chicken sandwich rather than a Girl Scout cookie.

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                                        Jerseygirl111 RE: ErnieD Jan 31, 2014 01:06 PM

                                        "...my co-worker (who incidentally is the same religion as Chick-Fil-A's owners) who won't donate cans to our can drives anymore because he saw a gay couple receive food at the food bank."

                                        Are you freakin kidding me? So in his holier than thou opinion, starving gay people don't deserve food? I am a lapsed Catholic, and sometimes I wish Jesus would come back just to show people like that they have it all wrong.

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                                          Bigjim68 RE: ErnieD Jan 31, 2014 02:29 PM

                                          Who is boycotting GS cookies? I have my principles, but I'm not giving up my thin mints.

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                                            The Chowhound Team RE: ErnieD Jan 31, 2014 02:37 PM

                                            Folks, the subject of religious views of homosexuality is getting pretty far off topic. We'd appreciate it if everyone could keep responses specific to this incident rather than expanding the discussion to volatile tangents that are likely going to end up with us having to lock this thread.

                                      3. Withnail42 RE: jrvedivici Jan 31, 2014 03:34 PM

                                        Don't not know if this is a cart before the horse thing.

                                        Is this something they would have done or an attempt to make up for bad press? Was this a corporate decision or the act of one franchisee?

                                        Regardless it was a good thing to do.

                                        I still won't go there as I never liked them to begin with.

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                                          John E. RE: Withnail42 Jan 31, 2014 03:40 PM

                                          It was an act by one franchee. He also let numerous people spend the night in his restaurant. He fed them in the morning and would not accept any money. It is also my understanding that they gave away food at the restaurant all day.

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                                            linguafood RE: John E. Jan 31, 2014 03:53 PM

                                            Cool.

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                                              Withnail42 RE: John E. Jan 31, 2014 06:40 PM

                                              A class act!

                                              Coming through in a crisis.

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                                            Jerseygirl111 RE: jrvedivici Jan 31, 2014 09:48 PM

                                            Well, I'll put myself out there to say I like their chicken sandwiches and their diet lemonade is excellent. I don't agree with their politics and struggle with the decision of whether to patronize them or not. Tolerance, same debate as the other thread.

                                            Regardless of the company politics and their food, no one can deny the franchise owner did a nice thing.

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                                              jrvedivici RE: Jerseygirl111 Feb 1, 2014 07:55 AM

                                              Well said.

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