Chick-fil-A Goes Wrong with Holiday “Fruitcake” Advertisement
It seems like Chick-fil-A is under the scope yet again. After their summer controversy with the LGBT community and thoughts on gay marriage, the popular restaurant-chain is now being scrutinized for advertisements used at a Georgia location. “Only a fruitcake wouldn’t love our party trays!” Printed out on flyers and being handed our to city patrons, the company’s vice president – Steve Robinson – has said the following about the matter:
This is an advertisement that a locally owned and operated restaurant has been using for the past five years to promote Chick-fil-A’s catering options during the holidays. It was simply a play on words referring to the traditional holiday food, and the restaurant had no intention of offending anyone whatsoever. We regret the flyer may have been taken out of context.
The flyers have since then been removed. Only an idiot would overlook the potential heat from such a phrase. But then again, we don’t like their party trays either.
Words by B. Williams