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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:03 PM

PEOPLE ARE BOYCOTTING CHICKENHAWK-FIL-A, APPLEBEE'S AND PAPA JOHN'S.

If the list gets much longer, we won't be eating all the cholesterol-laden garbage that causes the health problems they don't want to insure against. Papa John can keep his DEEP BS Pizza!

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Reply PEOPLE ARE BOYCOTTING CHICKENHAWK-FIL-A, APPLEBEE'S AND PAPA JOHN'S. (Original post)
JEFF9K Nov 2012 OP
Blue Owl Nov 2012 #1
NYtoBush-Drop Dead Nov 2012 #65
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #2
immoderate Nov 2012 #3
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #12
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #28
USMCMustang Nov 2012 #51
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #70
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #58
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #69
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #72
JEFF9K Nov 2012 #87
demosincebirth Nov 2012 #64
adieu Nov 2012 #71
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #74
Irishonly Nov 2012 #117
crunch60 Nov 2012 #97
CoboWowbo Nov 2012 #54
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #60
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #106
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #110
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #111
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #113
pstokely Nov 2012 #115
DavidDvorkin Nov 2012 #116
SoapBox Nov 2012 #4
union_maid Nov 2012 #5
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #13
Myrina Nov 2012 #16
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #24
Mz Pip Nov 2012 #34
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #36
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #38
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #40
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #48
whistler162 Nov 2012 #84
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #85
JEFF9K Nov 2012 #92
mrsadm Nov 2012 #83
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #86
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #37
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #61
progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #63
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #68
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #75
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #81
cyclezealot Nov 2012 #22
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #45
tiredtoo Nov 2012 #66
otohara Nov 2012 #112
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #6
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #26
arcane1 Nov 2012 #30
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #77
FSogol Nov 2012 #103
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #104
Thav Nov 2012 #102
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #7
InsultComicDog Nov 2012 #8
courseofhistory Nov 2012 #9
quakerboy Nov 2012 #10
Heather MC Nov 2012 #11
FreeState Nov 2012 #41
quakerboy Nov 2012 #100
ffr Nov 2012 #14
beac Nov 2012 #23
JimDandy Nov 2012 #82
ffr Nov 2012 #35
JustAnotherGen Nov 2012 #56
OKNancy Nov 2012 #62
JEFF9K Nov 2012 #88
freshwest Nov 2012 #15
goblue316 Nov 2012 #50
freshwest Nov 2012 #98
JEFF9K Nov 2012 #90
Tribalceltic Nov 2012 #17
onethatcares Nov 2012 #21
JEFF9K Nov 2012 #91
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Rockyj Nov 2012 #19
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StrayKat Nov 2012 #32
FreeState Nov 2012 #44
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2012 #76
harmonicon Nov 2012 #79
Rockyj Nov 2012 #105
onethatcares Nov 2012 #20
jehop61 Nov 2012 #27
pasto76 Nov 2012 #29
Mkap Nov 2012 #31
Caeser67 Nov 2012 #33
Texin Nov 2012 #39
L0oniX Nov 2012 #42
JEFF9K Nov 2012 #93
defacto7 Nov 2012 #43
Tab Nov 2012 #46
libhippy Nov 2012 #47
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #49
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #80
iandhr Nov 2012 #52
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #57
eridani Nov 2012 #99
SoCalNative Nov 2012 #53
tblue37 Nov 2012 #55
Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2012 #59
RebelOne Nov 2012 #67
MadBadger Nov 2012 #73
JEFF9K Nov 2012 #94
harmonicon Nov 2012 #78
JEFF9K Nov 2012 #95
harmonicon Nov 2012 #96
eppur_se_muova Nov 2012 #89
quispquake Nov 2012 #101
Change has come Nov 2012 #107
treestar Nov 2012 #108
johnlennon_shallrise Nov 2012 #109
NightOwwl Nov 2012 #114
bamacrat Nov 2012 #118
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #119
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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:05 PM

1. May the invisible hand of the free market flip them the bird

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:45 PM

65. BOYCOTT PAYPAL and the CHICAGO CUBS...

Both gave millions to pacs for MittWitt and Mini Mitt.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:05 PM

2. Why are they boycotting Applebees?

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:09 PM

3. They are cutting worker's hours so they don't have to offer benefits.

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:37 PM

12. They can't have that many workers who get benefits to begin with.

Most wait staff jobs are part time and the hourly pay scale is absurd.

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Response to immoderate (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:27 PM

28. My son works there and he didn't say anything about it. He is an asst mgr.

 

I'll have to ask him about it. Today is Vet Day and they do a big thing for the Vet on this day. They have to show their military ID card and they get a free meal. I think that is wonderful.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #28)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:16 PM

51. I Disagree

 

Someone is paying for it. I decided not to partake because of the employee abuse. The supposed "fight for freedom" doesn't mean much when people here don't have it.

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Response to USMCMustang (Reply #51)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:08 PM

70. Yes and in these rural towns these people wouldn't have jobs. So ok boycott the store and your

 

only hurting the employees who need these jobs badly. You can make it up by giving the waiters and waitress decent tips. You be surprised how bad they are tips by customers.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #28)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:27 PM

58. Do you really?

They may offer the Vet a free meal but when they offer his family a free meal I might be a little more
impressed. They get the Vet in for the free meal and those with him paying full price covers any expense
to Applebees.

A corporation that threatens to layoff workers because a National election failed to go their way is the least
patriotic business model possible. They have zero respect for the American public which has spoken loud and clear.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #58)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:05 PM

69. They have been doing that for years. By the way they do support the community.

 

I know here in our community when they need to raise funds for an ill person they have a pancake breakfast and they pay for the food and am not sure if the employees get paid or they volunteer. They have alot of them. Usually for cancer patiences. Am not saying they are perfect. But I will continue to suppose these young people who work there. They need the jobs.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #69)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:25 PM

72. Sounds as if your son works for a great franchise owner.

I'm sorry to suggest otherwise. But when so many others are possibly going to lose their jobs
because of one franchise owners hissy fit over the election results, we have to stand up for those
employees.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #58)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:40 PM

87. excellent!

Very well put!

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Response to immoderate (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:44 PM

64. That's also Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52. All

owned by DARDENS...sooo where are we going to eat? Oh well, I guess I'll have to eat at the "greasy spoon" uptown.

Unless a customer boycott is organized to boycott one or two of these restaurants, specificly, they won't feel a thing.

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #64)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:09 PM

71. Here in San Francisco

we have about 4000 licensed eateries from big to small. Very few of them are corporate chains like Applebees and such (and if they're here, they're relegated away from the downtown, northeast part of the city; they're situated closer to Daly City at Stonestown). It behooves a city to foster its indigenous cuisine. The planning department should definitely have a moratorium on big-box corporate dining options, as well as discount retail stores (I'm looking at ya, Wal*Mart).

Yes, there will be more failures because (a) restaurants are tough businesses to succeed in and (b) mom-and-pop restaurant owners are not necessarily smart business people. But over time, the city will develop its own identity for food. The succeeding restaurants will create imitations and those will compete with the top, forcing both to innovate and become better restaurants. They don't succeed by having a big bankroll to just outlast the mom-and-pops. The corporate ones just come in, price their stuff lower than the existing competition and sit and wait until those restaurants can succeed anymore. All it takes is about two or three months of below-average revenue to kill a restaurant. Just another form of vulture capitalism.

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #64)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:35 PM

74. Wow. That's a shame that one company

has anyone that wants to go out for a nice meal in your area by the balls.
Sounds like the Walmart of the restaurant industry. This really an eye opener
for me.

My area has all the franchises but most people prefer to go to one
of the many family or individual owned restaurants that prepare local produce,
dairy, local wines, butchered meat, poultry, seafood etc. that further support
jobs and growth in our State.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #74)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:45 PM

117. We are pretty lucky

If we eat out we go to a family owned business. I have never heard of Longhorn or a couple of the other ones. We tried Papa Johns and about gagged. We threw the pizza out.

I go to Farmer's Markets for produce and a local grocer has a butcher. It's not that far to San Pedro for sea food. Not everyone has all of the options my family and I are afforded and I feel badly for them.

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Response to immoderate (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:52 PM

97. Home Depot is doing the same thing, using more shifts, with shorter hrs. no benefits.

 

The large casino I worked for up until two years ago, was doing the same thing back then. This isn't a new policy, but I think we will see more of it since the last election.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:21 PM

54. From what i've researched...

It looks like it's just one franchise owner (owns 40 Applebee’s restaurants in New York)
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/11/09/1173181/applebees-ceo-obamacare/

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Response to CoboWowbo (Reply #54)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:34 PM

60. The corporate officials have plenty of power

over franchise owners and how their individual restaurants reflect on the corporations
reputation and public image. They have contracts that hold franchise owners to strict
conditions regarding issues like this.

If Applebees across the country are being impacted by this one owner actions, this crap
will end immediately.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:20 PM

106. They should not be boycotting Applebee's

The entire Applebee's chain has not retaliated against its workers because of Obama's reelection. That was only one Applebee's franchise.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #106)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:24 PM

110. My son works there. Lucky his place is really really busy.

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #110)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:59 PM

111. People like to sneer at Applebee's, but my wife and I like the food there.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #111)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:28 PM

113. Thank you for supporting them. I tell you they do make the best cheeseburgers.

 

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #106)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:52 PM

115. Applebee's hasn't taken away that franchise

nt

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Response to pstokely (Reply #115)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:40 PM

116. The franchise agreement might not give them the power to do so

because of this action.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:12 PM

4. Wonderful.

Hey Pukes...Yup, there are indeed consequences, when you take out your HATE on the American citizens and workers.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:12 PM

5. Why do a I always have to boycott...

places I never go? Never been to Papa John's. As far as I know there are no Chick-a-fils around here. There's an Applebee's very nearby but their food is awful so we never use that. Also Macy's. I think we're boycotting that because Donald Trump, but I don't think I've shopped there for over 20 years because - overpriced. They are just not going to feel losing my business.

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Response to union_maid (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:39 PM

13. Macy's is being boycotted

by 2 lunatic homophobic groups...not sane people.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:06 PM

16. Moveon is also boycotting Macy's until they get rid of Trump.

n/t

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Response to Myrina (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:22 PM

24. Good to Know

a clerk at Macy tried to sell me a Trump shirt and I let him have it......probably too strongly but he knows the issue know... That's for sure!

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:32 PM

34. Just what I always wanted...

A shirt with Donald's face on it.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #34)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:39 PM

36. LOL

.

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:42 PM

38. MoveOn is not boycotting Macy's

They are circulating a petition asking Macy's to drop Trump's merchandize....

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #38)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:45 PM

40. Well

....that works too!

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:12 PM

48. Perhaps even better....

as it targets Trump specifically.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #38)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:15 PM

84. Dang.... I love Trump's line

of ugly toupee's!

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #84)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:17 PM

85. Use them to

dust the floor do you?

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #84)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:04 PM

92. toupees

Trump toupees are popular every Halloween.

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:41 PM

83. What is trump doing at Macy's?

Sorry I missed that one

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Response to mrsadm (Reply #83)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:22 PM

86. Selling Shirts and Ties

....under his label.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:41 PM

37. Not yet...

MoveOn is circulating a petition asking Macy's to drop Trump's line of merchandize. I signed it earlier today. That is different from a boycott.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:37 PM

61. Donald Trump is my reason for boycotting Macys.

When they remove his line from their stores I will reinstate my credit card...Christmas is just around the corner!!!

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #61)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:43 PM

63. And Ellen Degeneres is my reason for shopping at JC Penney instead. nt

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #61)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:01 PM

68. I assume you wrote and told them just why...

did they respond?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #68)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:45 PM

75. When I cancelled my credit card on the phone

I asked to speak with public relations department. I then asked them to document my reason for
cancelling my card and said that I would re-instate it once Trumps line was no longer carried by their
corporation. They thanked me for the input and were very cordial but smug.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #75)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:13 PM

81. That's the problem with dealing with public relations people...smarmy little shits...

Write a Presidential complaint...Or be sure to sign the MoveOn petition.

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Response to union_maid (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:16 PM

22. We've eaten at Applebee's.

Now we won't.

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Response to union_maid (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:02 PM

45. Macy's has a very bad reputation with their workers

My daughter worked there in Loss Prevention and quit. She says that the majority of people she meets in her line of work, at one time or another worked at Macy's, and quit.

Former employees talk, and it's not just those who were fired or laid off.

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Response to union_maid (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:47 PM

66. Well union_maid

Here is a little something I did today. I have only purchased pizza from Papa Johns one time in my life that i recall so boycotting means nothing. However I did call them today and said to the young lady. "I am calling to NOT order a pizza, while I am sure you are a wonderful person the CEO of your company has his head up his butt." She replied "I agree" I told her to have a good day.

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Response to union_maid (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:08 PM

112. Same Here

Since Macy's took over the store(s) I use to shop at, the prices have way gone up.
The only fast food we eat are Chipotle, Smash Burger.

I boycott so many places, and products...my pet peeve has nothing to do with politics...chemical fragrances...they are slowing are killing us and harming the unborn.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:19 PM

6. Screw the chain fast food

Go to and support your local Mom and Pop restaurants. You will find just about any kind of food you want, AND you can be sure it's a lot BETTER.

There is a local breakfast/lunch restaurant where I used to live. The mother started it almost 30 years ago. She, her daughter, her son, her sisters and brothers, all work there, and LIVE in the community. The lines are out the door to get a table there. There is small local farm nearby and she buys her supplies from them. Chain CRAP???? I am sure after Mom retires, it will be run by her children. We asked her once if she intended to open an additional restaurant. She told us that just this one was enough for her.

THOSE are kind of places you want to patronize.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:23 PM

26. Agree Completely

!

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:28 PM

30. Yes! That is true capitalism at its best: LOCAL!!!

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:57 PM

77. It amazes me that places like Outback have such diehard fans.

If people realized where the food they serve in these restaurants come from
and the impact it has on the US economy I think we would all be surprised.
Produce, meat and other ingredients are shipped from outside the US.

The guy disgusted with his job being shipped to China, then goes and has dinner
at an Outback Steakhouse or other franchise that refuses to utilize American
raised and grown ingredients.

We stopped at a 5 Guys yesterday. While they are a franchise they list on the
board everyday where the potatoes come from that they prepare that day.
Thought that was pretty cool.

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Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #77)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:59 AM

103. I am completely addicted to 5 Guys.

They're recently put up signs in their store noting that they have no microwaves, freezers, or can openers in their store. Everything is fresh.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #103)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:46 PM

104. That is so cool.

Also like that the kitchen is completely open so you can see how
clean it is and how your food is being handled.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:53 AM

102. ^^ This

There are a TON of chain restaurants in town, however we only really eat at two. The rest of the places we eat out at are a local place where we get on well with the owners, and a local deli that sources food locally. The latter is a bit pricy but the food is damned good.

I doubt the local places give health insurance to their employees, but at least they're not run by a bunch of corporate swindlers.

Just more proof that we need nationalized health care, not for-profit insurance compaines.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:24 PM

7. Let's simultaneously support "good" businesses...

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:26 PM

8. maybe they'll go out and get some real food

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:31 PM

9. Here are a lot more companies

on this thread. I've already started tweeting and spreading the word. I hope others do too.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251242633

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:34 PM

10. I am torn

I don't go to these places anyway. But I would add myself to a boycot based On The sentiments of the CEOs.

On the flip side, the more insurance moves from employer to employee, the more serious people will treat it, and the better our system will get. I really hate our benefit system. People should be paid cash in full, and get to decide what benefits they want from their own budget.

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:36 PM

11. Wish I could join the boycott

but like you I let those places go years ago, now if the Vegitarian Chinese Resturant starts laying off workers because Obama got re-elected
well it will be hard but I will do my part

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Response to quakerboy (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:50 PM

41. Its much more than statements of the CEOs

Its policies and actual money from the sales going to deny American families fundamental civil rights.

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Response to FreeState (Reply #41)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:42 AM

100. There is that

And for that reason, if I frequented any of these places, I would be rethinking that patronage.

That said, I don't believe for a second any of them are cutting jobs due to the aca. Anyone that desperate to avoid paying for benefits probably has benefits themselves and probably has already made it corporate policy to make sure hours are kept low to avoid giving them to any employees anyway.

And in the end, it's kinda a good thing. the thing that divides me is notch ether dirtbag CEOs just talk big stupid, or follow it up with money. Either way they are scum in my book. But I would like to see all benefits, health care, retirement, whatever it is, paid cash out to employees. I think having them under company control is just a way of manipulating employees.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:53 PM

14. Steve Wynn properties as well. He supports Romney.

Not only does he think Obama is a socialist, but wants Shelley Berkley, who lost, and Harry Reid defeated.

Wynn, owner of many of the Las Vegas strip hotels and whose businesses have grown substantially during Obama's presidency, says he's refusing to start any new real estate development until Obama is defeated (see bottom). He wanted Berkley & Reid to oppose the Affordable Care Act.

Mitt Romney I'm supporting because,

...He is absolutely going to be a fabulous president.

...He's never ever been unsuccessful at anything he's ever tried.

...Here's a guy that's been tremendously successful at picking people in business and being successful.

...He's got great judgement.

Jon Ralston Reports (FFWD 15:00 remaining)

11/09/12 - Steve Wynn proposes riverfront casino in Fishtown <linked here>

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Response to ffr (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:17 PM

23. "never ever been unsuccessful at anything he's ever tried." ???

Guess the $10million bailout he needed to save Bain, the loss to Ted Kennedy, leaving Massachusetts with a 30% approval rating and running for Prez for six years and still LOSING don't count, according to Wynn?

As for the fabulousity, the terrificness and the judgement?? Double !

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Response to beac (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:02 PM

82. Add to the list the $100 mil to bail out the Olympics!

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Response to ffr (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:35 PM

35. Bad guys and good guys: who to boycott and who to support

Company name (percentage given to Republicans)

BOYCOTT LIST
Amway (100%)
Kohler Co. (100%)
Phillips International (100%)
Cooper Industries (100%)
Flowers Industries (100%)
Pilgrim's Pride Corp. chicken (100%)
Waffle House (100%)
Harris Corp. (98%)
B.F. Goodrich tires (97%)
Illinois Toolworks (97%)
WalMart, ($467K, 97%)
Outback Steakhouse (96%)
ExxonMobil (96%)
National City Corp. (95%)
Outback Steakhouse (95%)
Wendy's Int' l. (93%)
Anadarko Petroleum (92%)
Coors ( 92%)
Hallmark Cards (92%)
Timken Corp. (91%)
Halliburton (91%)
Meadwestvaco Corp (90%)
Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze) (89%)
Branch Banking & Trust Co (90%)
International Paper (90%)
CATERPILLAR (89%)
J.C.PENNEY CORP. INC. (89%)
GOODYEAR TIRE (89%)
Home Depot (89%)
CONOCOPHILLIPS SPIRIT (89%)
SMITHFIELD FOODS INC (88%)
CHEVRONTEXACO (87%)
3M Co. (87%)
Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) (87%)
McDonald's Corp. (86%)
FORD MOTOR COMPANY (84%)
Brinker International (Maggiano's, Brinker Cafe, Chili's, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel's, Corner Baker, EatZis) (83%)
CIGNA CORPORATION (83%)
OWENS CORNING (83%)
CONAGRA FOODS (83%)
HOME DEPOT INC. (81%)
Mariott International, (81%)
BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORPORATION (81%)
3M COMPANY (80%)
Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel wines - as well as Lennox China, Dansk, Gorham Silver) (80%)
JP Morgan Chase & Co (hard to figure completely but heavily Republican)

These figures are not up to date. But then these leopards never change spots. their executives get their marching orders and that's that.

Note that the fast food chains that make their money off the working class, are heavily Republican. The one exception used to be the Arby's, T.J. Cinnamon's, Pasta Connections system. They got bought by Wendy's and then by Roark Capital Group.

I can make an easy change based on that one ! Good excuse to avoid fast food, period.

There are Good Guys:
Price Club/Costco, 99% went to democrats;
Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean), 100% to democrats;
Rite Aid, 60% to democrats;
Warnaco (undergarments), 73% to democrats;
Guess ? Inc. (98%)
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, 99% to democrats;
Estee Lauder, 95% to democrats;
Calvin Klein, 100% to democrats;
Liz Claiborne, Inc., 97% to democrats;
Levi Straus, 97% to democrats;
Olan Mills, 99% to democrats.
Gallo Winery, 95% to democrats;
Southern Wine & Spirits, 73% to democrats;
Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (includes beverage business, plus considerable media interests), 67% to Democrats.
Sonic Corporation, $83K, 98% democrat;
Hyatt Corporation, 80% to democrats;

There's also a middle road. Some balance in their contributions:

Proctor & Gamble, 79% to Republicans
Holiday Inns, 71% to republicans.
Target, 70% to Republicans -- much better than Wal-Mart at 100% GOPer.


Daily KOS

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Response to ffr (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:22 PM

56. Good list - thanks!

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Response to ffr (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:41 PM

62. Glad to see Sonic on the Dem. list - based in Oklahoma

they started in Oklahoma and I have always loved going there.

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Response to ffr (Reply #35)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:53 PM

88. Good lists!

Lists like these should be updated and posted on a regular basis. Maybe printed and handed out.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:06 PM

15. I already had; are there more associations to this? Other than FRC, GOP, etc.?

Deny them the money they love more than people.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:15 PM

50. Exactly!!!!

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Response to goblue316 (Reply #50)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 12:21 AM

98. More than one way for us to vote against them. No money for them!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:00 PM

90. these are...

These are the ones I know about. I'm getting a lot of new ideas from the comments here.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:09 PM

17. Buy locally from independents

Almost all of our purchases are from Mom and pop stores that we can walk to. Our Pizza shop is a small independent. We have no Costco nearby and need to make some purchases from walmart. Maybe once a year. When we do go there it's sale items, coupons and check the low prices everywhere. Our son just fixed our old washer with a $7 part ordered over the internet. Took one hour of his time. We have a local farmers market starting up we plan to go to. My other son is planning a garden next year.

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Response to Tribalceltic (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:15 PM

21. you go guys,

and, Welcome to DU.

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Response to Tribalceltic (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:03 PM

91. a lot

There's a lot that people can do when they think about it.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:10 PM

18. I'm In

The chances of me eating in any of those places is zilch, zero. The Papa John's guy really annoys me.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:12 PM

19. Why aren't people boycotting...

Apple & quit buying I-Pod & I-Pads because of slave labor & the horrid work conditions in China???

"In many cases, people literally are dying while making Apple products. Reporters have documented cases of deadly explosions at iPad factories, and repeated instances of employees dying of exhaustion after working 34-hour continuous shifts and repeated 60-hour weeks. In some of the factories Apple contracts with, so many employees have attempted suicide that management installed nets to prevent employees from dying while jumping off building ledges."
Why aren't people boycotting clothing stores that support sweat shops in third work countries?

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Response to Rockyj (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:22 PM

25. oddly silent after that - probably 80-90% of people at du own an i-something - so the social

conscience about those workers at foxxconn is not so much in the forefront, but now i gotta boycott a pizza chain.
i have asked that very question here and what i get are a long list of excuses. but they all say this "i just gotta have the latest i-gizmo for reasons x,y,and z, sorry about the worker and all but the new i-crap has a new feature i gotta have!"

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Response to Rockyj (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:31 PM

32. Overwhelmed.

You have a very good point. Convenience is always a huge factor as is knowledge, and, of course, some people aren't interested or aren't interested in that particular cause. But, I think that even for people who attempt to do the right thing there are so many injustices out there it is hard to keep track of them all, especially when you combine different reasons -- slave labor, animal rights, toxic materials, foreign manufacture, GMO's, bad politics, religious preferences, etc. Sometimes it seems that there are no highly ethical companies to support.

It might be more useful if people compiled lists of 'safe' companies to patronize with multiple factors weighted. I think boycott lists are harder to remember than remembering which brands and companies you want to support.

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Response to Rockyj (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:57 PM

44. Because Apple is a leader in change there

Every electronics company makes them under the same circumstances, Apple is one of the few that is actually listening and trying to change the conditions. Are they perfect - no, there is much more work to do. However, at least Apple is listening and making changes, unlike the fast food companies here who have not made a single change after public outcry.

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Response to Rockyj (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:46 PM

76. Unfortunately all electronics are made overseas

Not just Apple. Foxconn makes things for hp, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba, etc. It's stinks, but it's been that way for decades. It started out with TV's and stereos made in Japan. As for sweat shop labor making clothes, frankly those were shitty jobs when they were here. They were piece work, usually in the south or rural areas and paid minimum wage or lower. Buy a white t-shirt from American Apparel and pay $22. Buy a 5 pack of Hanes made overseas for $18.50. The cure is not to bring those shitty jobs back to the US. It's for the Chinese to stand up, organize and demand to be treated decently and paid fair wages. They're about a hundred years behind us in that regard. But it will turn around, with time. But we are dreaming if we think things like clothing manufacturing are coming back to the US.

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Response to Rockyj (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:08 PM

79. I don't know if your view on this is more cute or more disturbing.

It's like if you found out that Tilamook cheese was made from milk and didn't think that cheese should be made from milk, so you instead decided to buy some other brand of cheese (protip: it's all made from milk).

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #79)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:49 AM

105. Excellent point...

I just figured out how to look up my past comments. I enjoyed reading the responses!

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:13 PM

20. I noticed that while watching

the Miami Dolphins play against Tennessee there was not a one of the papa/elway commercials.

None, zip,nada.

As has been posted elsewhere on this forum, he(john steppingshit) was going to give away 2 million pizzas

as some kind of promotion, imagine him just giving up the cost of those 2,000,000 pizzas for health care for his employees.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:27 PM

27. I know what I will do.

I'll be patronizing local, mom and pop, restaurants from now on. Food is usually better, fresher and staff really seems to care.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:27 PM

29. listen my opposition to Schnatter is that he has made his employess "job scared"

In my opinion that is the line that was crossed. YES, keeping people part time to avoid benefits SUCKS. THATS WHY IM IN A UNION AND WHY I ADVOCATE ORGANIZING EVERYTHING. but telling his employees straight up - your hours are going to be cut because I support radical politics. Thats a special manner of lunacy.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:30 PM

31. Maybe

Maybe if Papa John's pizzas didn't taste like shit they would sell more pies and then they wouldn't have to worry about health care cost

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:32 PM

33. I've Been Boycotting Them

For years now. Glad to see others doing the same.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:45 PM

39. We got hungry for pizza last night and I told my spouse that Papa John's was forbidden

I told him we're boycotting because they were going to cut hours of employees to fewer than 30 per week in order to get around providing healthcare benefits for their employees. We ordered from a local restaurant and had the best pizza we've had (except when I prepare one from scratch myself) than we've ever gotten a a chain.

I'm surprised that Trump hasn't had his show canceled from the NBC lineup, frankly. Most of his bullshit was just to gin up buzz and ratings for his ridiculous show anyway. And since he took vicious down all his vicious Obama comments post-election, I'm wondering if one of the network execs told him to purge those tweets and keep his piehole shut or he'd end up like Charlie Sheen. I think that and the call the security guard at his Trump Tower residence gave him Tuesday night about a couple of guys in black suits and wearing wires were on their way up to have chat with him about some "comments" he'd made about the President, probably had that chilling effect on his rhetoric.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:52 PM

42. There should be a coordinated attack on all Fox sponsers as well as these assholes...

who have made and or carried out threats over the ACA.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #42)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:14 PM

93. yes

A big list that includes advertisers of Fox News Channel and advertisers of conservative radio talk shows as well as others mentioned by commenters here would be very useful. It could be sorted alphabetically and made as user-friendly as possible.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:57 PM

43. Anyone know where IN n' OUT burger stands?

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:05 PM

46. Chick-fil-a was always a dumbass name anyway

n/t

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:10 PM

47. Boycotts?

Why does this feel like something Repugs would do? I guess I'm just not that vindictive and seems like the wrong people get hurt.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:12 PM

49. COSTCO

My daughter has been trying to get a job at COSTCO for years but says their employees don't LEAVE. You have to wait for retirements.

PUBLIX is supposed to be good too, and where their employees STAY. Right now they they have signs all over asking for contributions for Sandy. They are trucking shipments of food up to NY and NJ.

That is a good rule of thumb to look at. Do they have a high turnover of employees? If the staff STAYS, they are a good place to work for. Whenever there is an opening where my husband works, they always get ASG people to be the first to apply.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #49)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:11 PM

80. Next time she applies

tell her to really stress working in the roasted chicken dept.
My son worked that job during his JR. year in college. It's
the job everyone there hates but once she gets her foot in the door
she will move up and get to do what she enjoys.

I live about five miles from their corporate headquarters and the store
located there. Know so many kids that have worked there while going to
school over the years. For some reason it's not very hard to get employed
there especially for someone that really wants to work for COSTCO. James
Sinegal the CEO and a Democrat can often be seen walking thru the store
and checking things out. He's an amazingly nice man. I bet if she wrote him
a personal letter he might help her get an interview. Just a thought

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:17 PM

52. As a New Yorker I would never eat that ****.

I eat real pizza. I would never give them my business even before this.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #52)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:27 PM

57. I either make my own pizza,

which is very HOT to do in South Florida, or I simply wait until I go back to NY to have REAL pizza, at LOCAL Mom and Pop places; not some big, fancy, tourist, expensive place. I really PIGGED OUT on pizza in NY two weeks ago. lI even managed to get my "fix" after Sandy before I came back where I found a place open. lol

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Response to iandhr (Reply #52)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:29 AM

99. Can't imagine anyone from NY or Philly EVER eating at a chain

Great pizzas are really hard to avoid there.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:18 PM

53. Don't forget IHOP

they're owned by the same corporate overlords (DineEquity) as Applebees.

Also, Red Lobster and Olive Garden are on the boycott list as well.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:22 PM

55. It wasn't Appleby's that squawked that squawk--just one of their

mouthier franchise owners. Appleby Corporate didn't say they'd cut hours because of Obamacare.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:32 PM

59. What about Claim Jumper?

I never go there, but their pies....OH, their pies.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:53 PM

67. I can truthfully say that I have never eaten at any of those restaurants

in a long, long time. Maybe Applebee's, but I don't remember when. But I have been vegetarian for 16 years so have not eaten at Chick-Fil-A. And I had Papa John's one time and the pizza was awful.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:27 PM

73. Chickenhawk-fil-a? Really?

That doesnt even make any sense

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Response to MadBadger (Reply #73)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:27 PM

94. Chickenhawk-Fil-A

Not too long ago there was an association between Chick-Fil-A and Republican neocons, who are also known as Chickenhawks, because they were draft dodgers when they were eligible, but later were spoiling for war at every opportunity.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:58 PM

78. I don't really understand why though - I guess it's sort of cute, but it doesn't accomplish anything

I can see the purpose of boycotting a place because of their business practices - that's why I'll never spend a dime at a Walmart - but boycotting them because of the politics of an owner or executive seems silly.

I've never had a Chick-Fil-A, but now I want one - I'd never really heard enough about it before. Mmmm... fried chicken.

Want good food? Make your decisions about what to eat based on who can provide you with the food you want under the physical and economic conditions you want. Caring about how the owner spends their free time seems silly. I don't see how it's anyone's business. If the owners are idiots and want to piss their money away in ways that will never sway how I vote, let them waste it.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #78)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:33 PM

95. what we can

I think we should do what we can to help. These companies chose to publicize their politics, hoping to leverage their power. We on the other side can now leverage our power.

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Response to JEFF9K (Reply #95)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:43 PM

96. I think it's energy focused to the wrong point, though for the right reasons - still a waste.

If companies change their policies about employment now because of legalities of insurance or whatever, that's nothing new - that's what they've always done. I don't think there's a purpose to fault them for that. The fault is in the law that allows them to do so, or, as I see it, that that is even a concern. In a fully modern country, access to healthcare would never be tied to one's employment status, and - ideally - not even to money.

I think these sort of boycotts are really just blaming the messenger - no different really than asking the rich to voluntarily give more of their earnings to the government instead of just having our legislature tax them equitably.

There are always going to be people - business owners and otherwise - who we disagree with. The answer is not to shut down their voice, but to make their voice irrelevant, whether you want to buy a chicken sandwich from them or not.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:57 PM

89. And the say the Repugs don't have a health plan ... nt

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:02 AM

101. The only one of the three..

That I would eat at was Applebees, and that's it for them...they want to play hard ball? Fuck 'em all...

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:58 PM

107. K & R

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:01 PM

108. I would, but I already just don't go to those places

Chain restaurants are the most boring thing on earth.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:21 PM

109. The Corporate Greed Of The Republicans Is Being Exposed

 

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:53 PM

114. Get the facts before you demonize Applebees.

Source: Applebees

Applebee’s and the independent business owners who franchise our company's restaurants throughout the U.S. recognize that affordable health care is a critically important issue facing our country. Because final regulations and guidance are still pending from government agencies regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), exactly how our franchisees will implement the law when it takes effect in 2014 is still uncertain. However, we do know that our franchisees will comply fully with the law and take every measure possible to continue doing right by their employees -- the lifeblood of their businesses. Applebee’s franchisees have always led their companies as responsible, caring employers, and implementation of the new law will be consistent with that commitment.

Recent public comments by one Applebee's franchisee about the possible implications of the ACA on jobs within his individual company were not the views or opinions of either Applebee's or other franchisees, although we respect his right to speak freely as an American. Importantly, it is also worth noting that this franchisee opened a new restaurant last week that created approximately 200 jobs, and will be opening another restaurant next month with a similar number of positions. Applebee's and our franchisees remain committed to growing our business and providing opportunities for employees in the future.

About Applebee’s Applebee’s (www.applebees.com) is the world’s largest casual dining chain, with approximately 2,000 locations in 49 states, 15 countries and one U.S. territory. Based in Kansas City, Mo., Applebee’s takes pride in providing a welcoming, neighborhood environment where everyone can enjoy the dining experience. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® is a DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN) brand, and is franchised and operated by Applebee’s Services, Inc. and its affiliates.
Dan Smith, Applebee’s
w: 913-890-0370
c: 913-948-1641
dan.smith@applebees.com

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:56 PM

118. Yeah, this pisses me off more than them being anti-gay.

While I get that discrimination is discrimination. Purposely trying to refuse workers health insurance is worse than being against gay marriage IMO... but since they all seem to be the same I will boycott them for both reasons. Applebee's and Papa John's will be easy since Applebee's sucks bad and I can't stand that scumbag Schnatter. Chik-fil-a is tasty but I can refrain.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:08 PM

119. "Who's in the doghouse?" "PAPA'S IN THE DOGHOUSE!" n/t.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:22 PM

120. God's way of saying to eat better food...local or homecooked...need less health care :)

I think of it more as choice, saving money, more time at the grocery store fresh deli, watching more of the Food Channel rather than a boycott. My favorite, Sandra Lee, Semi-Homemade.

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