Nisha Klein, Page Editor

Each day, as CHS students head out for lunch, there is a certain place whose name can be heard throughout the halls. There is no denying the popularity of Chik-Fil-A, but with all the controversy surrounding the chain restaurant, it has obtained a sort of mythological reputation.


It was in 2012 that the name of Chik-Fil-A’s CEO, Dan Cathy, was enough to cause outrage, with boycotts held in his honor. When questioned about a rumor that Chik-Fil-A had been supporting several homophobic organizations, Cathy admitted his views against same-sex marriage and rights, arguing that “we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘we know better than you what constitutes a marriage,’” he was quoted as saying.


Despite the outcry, Cathy’s comments seemed to make even more money for his company. Whether or not these sales from supporters of the CEO, or simply people unaware of the controversy, Chik-Fil-A did not suffer at all from the negative publicity, and, slowly, the bad publicity faded, as though Cathy’s comments had been forgotten.


Recently, the CEO has apologized for his remarks and actions, as he realized they were not relevant when it came to business, though he still stands by his beliefs. Furthermore, starting back in 2012 when the discussions first started, certain policies of Chik-Fil-A have been changed, and the staff and owners have made special efforts to show that they do not discriminate against customers based on sexual or gender orientation.