I really didn’t want to get into this whole debate about Chick-fil-A. Everything has already been said, no one on either side is going to convince the other side of anything, and it’s rapidly becoming just a lot of noise. However, I did want to make clear that the bottom line on this issue for me is that I never liked Chick-fil-A’s food to begin with.
That’s right, I am one of the people who just never thought Chick-fil-A was much to crow about even before they decided to take a formal position on a polarized issue. I didn’t think their food was really bad, not like Hardee’s or anything, but it just always struck me as kind of ‘blah.’
I’m serious. I don’t dig their fries. Frankly, I prefer McDonalds. Their chicken struck me as kind of ‘ho-hum’ as well. Frankly, I prefer KFC. Even their shakes were nothing for me to get excited about. It was all okay, but nothing really to look forward to.
Given how Chick-fil-A’s food stacks up against other fast food nutritionally (hint: it’s still fast food so watch yourself), I didn’t really want to eat there at all. Fast food has consequences nutritionally. If I’m going to suck that up then there should at least be a reason for it (i.e., it’s really tasty…which Chick-fil-A is not to me).
So, what it really comes down to for me is that I never wanted to go to Chick-fil-A in the first place. I’d much rather go to another fast food restaurant, another kind of restaurant, or just eat at home. When they decide to make their position on a polarizing issue part of their corporate identity so I have little choice but to think about that when patronizing them (my wife USED to want to go there all the time) then I want to go there even less, but I really never wanted to go anyway.