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Chick-fil-A Succeeds In New York City Despite De Blasio Boycott

New Yorkers care more about the food they eat than what their mayor has to say about it.

Despite New York Mayor Bill de Balsio’s call for the city to boycott Chick-fil-A last week, customers continue to line up around the block to purchase food at both mid-town Manhattan locations, Fox News reports.


“What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong,” de Blasio told reporters at a news conference Tuesday, referencing CEO Dan Cathy’s support of traditional marriage.

“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,” de Blasio said.

New York City Councilman Danny Dromm took a shot at the fast food chain and claimed, the restaurant is “forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love.”

Chick-fil-A challenged that statement, saying, “Our intent is not to support groups with political agendas,” Chick-fil-A spokeswoman Desiree Fulton said. “The Chick-fil-A Foundation partners with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes specifically to provide free summer sports camps for hundreds of young students in urban environments throughout the nation.”

The company plans to open a third location in Manhattan and is looking to expand in Queens as well.

Chick-fil-A has found success all over the country and, according to reports, its solid customer service has made the chain dominate the national sales charts.

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