First Chick-fil-A in United Kingdom to close

First Chick-fil-A in United Kingdom to close

First Chick-fil-A in United Kingdom to close

Chick-fil-A, a Christian company, has previously been at the center of controversy over reports the company donated to groups which opposed same-sex marriage.

This isn't the first time the company's controversial views have been brought into question. "I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude that thinks we have the audacity to redefine what marriage is all about".

"For us, that's a much higher calling than any political or cultural war that's being waged", Bullard continued.

"We're inviting God's judgement on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage".

A Chick-fil-A spokesperson, however, says the company always meant to only be at in Reading for that six month pilot. This money funds sports camps and a holiday gift-giving program with the Salvation Army.

"Whilst the Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's comments were from 2012 [Cathy was quoted as saying that he believes in the "biblical definition of the family unit"]". The Facebook invitation to the protest draws connections between Chick-fil-A and anti-LGBTQ legislation in Uganda, including the "Kill the Gays" bill that would impose the death penalty for homosexuality.

Reading Pride's so-called "Get the Cluck Out" protests were supported by local politicians from the far-left Labour Party, which serves as the main opposition to Britain's governing Conservative Party at the national level, including Councillor John Ennis, Councillor Sophia James, and Councillor Sarah Hacker, who also acts as a trustee of the LGBTQ group. The chain announced Thursday it's launching "dine-in mobile ordering" as a new option via its app. Guests can now order while sitting at a table in the restaurant-something Chick-fil-A began testing in 2018 at 80 restaurants in Tampa, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; San Francisco; and Silicon Valley, California.

A spokeswoman for the centre told the BBC "the right thing to do" was to not extend the restaurant's lease beyond the "six-month pilot period".

'We mutually agreed to a six-month lease with the Oracle in Reading as part of a longer-term strategy for us as we look to build a permanent presence in the United Kingdom'.

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