They already had a tough time getting noticed – overshadowed by the similarly-named American chain – but metro Toronto chicken restaurant Chick-Felay’s has been unwittingly pulled into a gay-marriage controversy it didn’t create.
The furor was sparked, of course, by Chick-fil-A, the major chain based thousands of miles away in Atlanta, Ga., but Chick-Felay’s has been forced to assure incensed customers that they aren’t part of it. Chick-Felay’s staff was understandably confused when a few patrons accused them of working at a “discriminatory” company or refused to pay after ordering. ”The servers were like, ‘What’s going on?’” Chick-Felay’s founder and CEO Nabeel Khan told the Wall Street Journal. Before they could answer their ranting customers, though, they had to educate themselves on exactly what was going on south of their border.
Chick-fil-A has not-so-secretly sympathized with conservative causes for years, evidenced by its affiliated WinShape charity having donated…
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