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Topic: Chick-fil-A

As Chick-fil-A Heads North, Can It Leave Its Political Baggage Behind?

Some potential ad partners still balk at CEO's gay-marriage stance

Chick-fil-A has long savored its reputation for delicious chicken sandwiches and strongly held traditional values.  But as the successful and growing fast-food chain's ambitions extend behind its Southern base, and as…

Brands All Use This Same Tired Joke on Twitter and It Needs to Stop

Unoriginal tweets are deal breakers

We've reached peak brand inanity on Twitter, and it seems to have affected—or infected—almost every marketer trying to capitalize on the top trending hashtag "five-word deal breakers." The social media elites…

Chick-fil-A Loses Legal Battle to Block 'Eat More Kale' T-shirts

Small business prevails despite similarity to 'Eat Mor Chikin' slogan

Bo Muller-Moore, the man behind a line of  “Eat More Kale” screen-printed shirts and bumper stickers, wanted to trademark his catchphrase to protect it from poaching. Chick-fil-A, however, considered itself…

What's Slaying the All-American Burger?

After 5 years of steady growth, chicken comes home to roost

Could the hamburger, the long-reigning, all-American favorite, finally be toast? Beef burgers made their name as a workingman’s meal during the Great Depression—before evolving into the symbol of American corporatism and…

The True, Steamy Story of the Egg McMuffin

Hockey puck breakfast turns 40

In December 1971, Ray Kroc paid a visit to a McDonald’s restaurant owned by Herb Peterson. The fast-food chain’s president had learned that the franchisee had cooked up something that…

Chick-fil-A Franchises Hosting Medieval-Themed Mother-Son Date Knights

LOL, WUT?

Behold! Various Chick-fil-A's around the nation are hosting medieval-themed Mother-Son Date Knights. Oh the perils of marketing that occur when franchises create their own LOL-worthy events. According to the press…

Trade Your Homosexuality for a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich!

Two guys manage to redeem prank coupon

Here's a decent deal if you're gay, but you still somehow love Chick-fil-A: Renounce your homosexuality, and get a free chicken sandwich! The prank promotion, playing off Chick-fil-A CEO Dan…

McDonald's Deal Makes Health Advocates Sick

The controversy behind junk food brands sponsoring the Olympics

Would you like chips—er, fries—with that? McDonald’s is a lead sponsor of the 2012 London Olympics, along with Coca-Cola—and the partnerships have not been without controversy, even though McDonald’s has been…

Ruffling the Wrong Feathers

A lesson for corporate presidents from the Chick-fil-A debacle: Keep your beak shut

Well over two weeks after what seemed like an ordinary interview with a religious periodical, feathers are still flying over Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s comments in opposition of gay marriage.…

Drag Queens Protest Chick-fil-A in Song

Targeting chain's donations to anti-gay groups

Activists are finding more creative ways to protest corporate and government policies, with many of them turning to the do-it-yourself mass-media outlet that is YouTube. But in order to stand…

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