Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy Reportedly In ‘Diversity’ Talks With College Campuses
Weeks after the Gay Marriage Clustercluck of 2012 has died down, Chick-fil-A has apparently entered talks with college campuses to minimize opposition by students towards Chick-fil-A franchises located in dining halls and on campus.
Chick CEO Dan Cathy “welcomed campus leaders to a private luncheon in Atlanta on Thursday to discuss diversity, hospitality and the opportunity to find common ground,” according to the Huffington Post.
However, college students were protesting Chick even before Cathy’s incendiary statements against gay marriage caused a media firestorm, which lead to protesters to stage a same-sex kiss-in against Mike Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. An NYU student began a petition to have Chick-fil-A removed from its campus in February based solely on the chain’s donations to anti-gay groups.
More recently, Duke University has announced that, as part of a campus dining overhaul, they won’t be renewing their contract with Chick-fil-A, although the reason hasn’t been explicitly linked with Cathy’s comments.
We hate to be the ones to break it to Mr. Cathy, but if colleges south of the Mason-Dixon Line are closing their Chick franchises, we highly doubt “common ground” will be found with those radical Yankee campus leaders.