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we don’t want your kind around here

chick-fil-a, that alluring purveyor of delicious chicken sandwiches and waffle fries, has long been a target in certain quarters. these criticisms have nothing to do with the addictiveness of the chain’s food (a shame, really, because this is a real problem), but its perceived political stances. most such attacks have stemmed from the chain’s indirect donations to groups that oppose same-sex marriage, and from ceo dan cathy’s comments on the subject.conservatives are certainly no strangers to boycott campaigns, and consumers have every right to register their values through market activity. indeed, shortly after this blowup, chick-fil-a largely stopped making such donations. you’d be forgiven for thinking the storm had passed.that makes this recent new yorker article by dan piepenbring—memorably entitled “chick-fil-a’s creepy infiltration of new york city”—all the more incoherent. according to piepenbring’s screed, which lacks content beyond ewww-these-people-aren’t-like-me, chick-fil-a’s arrival in the big apple “raises questions about what we expect from our fast food, and to what extent a corporation can join a community.” evidently, piepenbring can’t understand why the restaurant is so popular with nyc residents, given the city’s progressive political and social leanings. how can this be?why people keep buying chick-fil-asince he’s having trouble grasping this, i’ll help him out. first of all, chick-fil-a food is delicious, as anyone wh...