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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:29 PM

Anyone else noticed something about the Chick-Fil-A lines?

Every picture I see of those lines, I notice something.

All of them white.

No blacks, no Hispanics, no Asians.

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Reply Anyone else noticed something about the Chick-Fil-A lines? (Original post)
Archae Aug 2012 OP
JI7 Aug 2012 #1
Archae Aug 2012 #3
liberal N proud Aug 2012 #28
texanwitch Aug 2012 #2
derby378 Aug 2012 #4
Major Hogwash Aug 2012 #5
MADem Aug 2012 #6
Hosnon Aug 2012 #7
onenote Aug 2012 #14
Riley18 Aug 2012 #8
doohnibor Aug 2012 #9
nc4bo Aug 2012 #10
grok Aug 2012 #11
pstokely Aug 2012 #26
grok Aug 2012 #30
pstokely Aug 2012 #31
pstokely Aug 2012 #27
emilyg Aug 2012 #12
Moses2SandyKoufax Aug 2012 #22
Moses2SandyKoufax Aug 2012 #23
Politicalboi Aug 2012 #13
Canuckistanian Aug 2012 #21
madinmaryland Aug 2012 #15
Missycim Aug 2012 #24
oldhippie Aug 2012 #16
msongs Aug 2012 #17
sadbear Aug 2012 #18
RebelOne Aug 2012 #19
Igel Aug 2012 #20
pstokely Aug 2012 #25
ThoughtCriminal Aug 2012 #29

Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:30 PM

1. it's probably organized by Republican Groups like Tea Baggers, Churches etc

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:31 PM

3. Isn't the organizer of this "Chick-Fil-A" day Huckabee?

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Response to Archae (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:46 AM

28. I believe the CEO of the little chicken coop put Huckleberry up to it

Yes, he was the one who started the idea.

The people in line are all FOX viewers.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:31 PM

2. I am betting that there were free coupons given out somewhere.

Lots of people would line up for a free meal.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:31 PM

4. Haven't even been near a Chick-Fil-A today

Maybe I'll drop by just to see what the overall complexion is. Think I'll find a bunch of fellow fat boys?

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:33 PM

5. Yeah, I noticed that, too.

It's weird to see so many white people in line like that.
The only other time I have seen that many white people lined up that way was at a book signing by Insanity Hannity.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:33 PM

6. Racist church groups and teabaggers, of course. nt

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:37 PM

7. Plenty in the pictures I've seen.

Not sure what your point is.

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Response to Hosnon (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:26 PM

14. Some pictures yes, some pictures no.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:45 PM

8. They will be too cheap to keep it up.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:46 PM

9. I'll bet there aren't many Jews either

 

Although many (most?) Jews have a white complexion, they've also been through the "we don't like yer kind around here" drill before.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:49 PM

10. There were tons of Fundie shit head black people here.

pissed me off - black people of ALL people should never deny another person's civil rights.

Hypocritical Xian Bastards.

btw, I'm black, not racist.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:56 PM

11. A "niche" market may have been accidentally created.

 

Many businesses don't need a spread-spectrum of people(race,whatever-orientation,politics,whatever) to succeed.

As long they appeal greatly to a particular niche. even as low as couple percentage points of the general population.

Think about it. That great rock-n-roll bar/restaurant around the corner doesn't need to appeal to EMOs, Goths or Blues aficionados to succeed.. Just rockers.

The mere perception of homophobia and "pro-family values" might have created that niche. As unappealing as it might be to us, there apparently *IS* a market. Whether you eat there or not.

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Response to grok (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:44 AM

26. Most fast foot chains don't want niche markets, they want all markets

Last edited Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:45 AM - Edit history (1)

McDonalds markets towards every thinkable demographic

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Response to pstokely (Reply #26)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:34 AM

30. They never will become the next Mcdonalds now

 

We are agreed there. But say only 1 percent of the adult population has one meal a day at chick-fil-a. that's still a 7 billion dollar market. That's roughly where they are now(10 billion gross a year)

I never even thought of even going to(or not going to) chick-fil-a until the latest stink. Considering there are a couple franchises in my area and never seeing an ad myself, that's alot of free publicity. Lots of new customers now.

I can easily see it going to 2-3 percent quickly now. They didn't stand out before.



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Response to grok (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:47 AM

31. They weren't going to be the next McDonalds even before the comments, since they're closed on Sunday

maybe they'll become bigger than McDonalds in the bible belt or Colorado Springs

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Response to grok (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:46 AM

27. but that market isn't outside of the bible belt or solid blue areas

nt

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:19 PM

12. The franchise close to

 

me had every color in line.

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Response to emilyg (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:06 AM

22. How many different "color(s)" are there?

Judging by your post history, I can only assume that your sig line is referencing a pre-1964 democratic party.

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Response to emilyg (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:07 AM

23. How many different "color(s)" are there?

Judging by your post history, I can only assume that your sig line is a reference to a pre-1964 democratic party.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:26 PM

13. I saw one here with a black man

Although he may just be hungry. LOL!

I saw it here I believe, I don't remember which link.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:28 AM

21. That was Herman Cain

Just after his round of self-flagellation

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:39 PM

15. Amazing what a free meal will bring out.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:51 AM

24. They gave away free meals?

 

damn I never turn down one of those

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:53 PM

16. I got stuck in traffic by one near Fort Hood .....

 

Lots of black soldiers in line. Both enlisted and officers, based on the stickers on their cars. Traffic was screwed up near all four locations all afternoon.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:09 PM

17. I bet there were no chickens in those lines either :-) nt

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:10 PM

18. Because it's only the white christians who are victims here.

Do I really need this?:

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:21 PM

19. No, on the local Atlanta news station,

several blacks were interviewed while they were in the drive-thru line.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:05 AM

20. Perhaps the pictures were taken in mostly white neighborhoods?

Perhaps the whites had money for Chik-Fil-A and the people of color were, uh, brown-bagging it?

Near my school, it's pretty much all white. Area, Chik-Fil-A workers, CFA customers. Been there a bunch of times. Then again, it's a few blocks from where I teach and a good place to kill time after school. I have students of color who work for Chik-Fil-A, but not that one. The one closer to their neighborhood. Houston self-segregates to a scary degree, but most kids want to work closer to home.

The one near the Walmart on the way to my school? Fair number of Latinos. Fair number of whites. Some blacks. Neighborhood, employees, customers. Only have been there once.

The one near the post office? Latino owner, mostly Latino and black ... neighborhood, employees, customers. It's clientele really resembled that of the grocery store near it. Been there once, too. It just opened in July.

Hadn't realized this until this post. Sort of had to riffle back through memories and images to find the info.

Then again, I'm sort of slow that way. I've been followed by store clerks who kept asking if they could help me. Only later would I realize that I was the only non-Asian non-Urdu-speaking person in the store, or the only non-Central-American shopper. For my birthday I insisted on going to some small Honduran place where they had to scrounge to find a waitress that spoke any English. Eh. Probably a good thing. My high school students are just like me when I was a grad student: When you look for something, you find it everywhere.

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Response to Igel (Reply #20)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:42 AM

25. Do they even open locations in not so white places?

They haven't in the Kansas City area

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:37 AM

29. Bravely Eating Fast Food For Jeezus!

Even if they don't outnumber, their plan is to outweigh.

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