Chick-fil-A’s New York invasion has finally gotten real enough to trouble the mayor. The chain’s third New York City location will land at Queens Center Mall this fall, and Chick-fil-A’s growing footprint is starting to frighten city officials in general, and Bill de Blasio in particular.
Not because the first stand-alone location was closed over health concerns, or because Chick-fil-A’s sandwiches aren’t nearly as good as some of NYC’s excellent roster of homegrown chicken sandwiches, but because the mayor still takes issue with the owners’ history of anti-LGBT policies.
Per DNAinfo, he told reporters Tuesday, “What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong,” adding, “I’m certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them. But they do have a legal right.”