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  • Yep, I got me some tasty hate chicken this past weekend from that truck. It was there the previous weekend too.

  • People can eat where and what they want, but I just can’t see myself spending money at a restaurant (or food truck) that sends part of their profits to hate mongering organizations.

    • Unfortunately, or for Chick Fil-a, fortunately, it’s pretty clear that people don’t allow their social or political beliefs dictate where they eat around here.

      • …or maybe people just realize that people and institutions aren’t perfect, are tolerant of those with different views, and don’t demand that the restaurant where they buy chicken sandwiches from hews perfectly to their political beliefs.

    • i’m absolutely sure you already spend money at places that send part of their profits to hate mongering organizations.

      chilfila ended up with a lot of media exposure, so you happen to know about it. but do you know where all of your other food comes from? do you know who the parent companies of your favorite brands are? have you looked into how they spend their money? lobbying? politicians? organizations?

      • houseintherear

        There’s a free HRC app that is helpful for figuring out this kind of thing.

      • west_egg

        Nope. But as I learn that other companies I purchase from are actively working against my interest, I’ll stop buying from them, too.

      • So “let the perfect be the enemy of the good”? Standard logical fallacy.

        • comment thread bingo! nope, that is not a logical fallacy. i didn’t say the commenter had to be ‘perfect’ – i simply questioned whether they followed this “principle” at ALL other than in regards to chick-fil-a. People here spout off a lot about the chick-fil-a shaped trees, but manage to miss the whole forest.

          if you like directing your money to companies that share your values, great! but i only see complaints about chick-fil-a, so that makes me think it’s less about principles and more about a media narrative. feel free to prove me wrong with a list of other companies you boycott. doesn’t have to be comprehensive. just has to include more than one example.

      • +1

        Just taking HRC’s 2015 buyers guide you would have to also cross the following companies off your list:

        ANNE (Of Anne Taylor Loft)
        Bed Bath & Beyond
        Black & Decker
        J Crew
        Krispy Kreme
        Trader Joe’s
        Urban Outfitters
        Washington Post

        And I just cherry picked. Some of these companies have lots of sub brands too.

        • +1. I’m all about directing my money to companies who support my values, but let’s not be selective or hypocritical in the process.

        • houseintherear

          Yep, it’s overwhelming. Of course it is. But if you’re interested, there’s an app, that’s all I was saying. I like the app because it gives not general but very specific ratings. So if you care mostly about where a company’s political donations go, you can zero in on that part of the ratings. Or the company’s policies on LGBTQ employee treatment, or whatever else. Or you don’t have to use the app at all.

  • If it does open, the place will be packed to the gills daily like the chipotle.

  • That truck is on the Howard campus almost every afternoon.

  • The truck is there every weekend now. As someone else said, they are also on Howard and sometimes GW’s campus during the week. I spoke with the owner a few weeks ago, he owns two stores in PG County and will indeed be opening a store where Lime was in the coming months. I understand why some people might not want to give them money, but it seems like this guy is an individual franchisee with a few stores, not much of a connection to the larger and evil corporate owner who donates to hate groups.

    • Unless their model has changed drastically in the last few years, Chick Fil A doesn’t sell franchises in the traditional way. Last time I looked, their stores were mostly owned by the “larger and evil corporate owner,” and individual store “operators” were able to buy in for much less than what it would cost to buy into, say, McDonald’s. I read an interview with the founder a few years ago, and he stated that the traditional franchise model, which imposes pretty harsh terms on the little guy, went against his religious beliefs.

      • This is a unique circumstance. I’m not sure how, but this owner is sort of independent. He does have a few locations in PG County and the truck. I have no clue how it happened, but it’s the truth.

  • The truck has been there almost every evening over the past week or two, not just weekends. I’m very much looking forward to having their amazing breakfast burritos and sandwiches right across the street. The “hate chicken” thing is getting really old on here though. Almost as bad as the “MD driver” commenters…

    • binpetworth

      +1. Add the #team(whatever) hashtag to the list of tiresome comments on here.

    • Accountering

      Meh, both are true, so I don’t much care how “old” they are getting to you. It is a company that contributes money to some of the worst causes currently in this country.
      Also MD drivers are terrible.

      • Hey, thanks for stating that for the 50th time on this thread. Go be mad at the Chick-fil-a corporate offices, not the franchise owners who are living the American dream and providing us with tasty food. And news flash: DC drivers are horrible also. Coming from someone who drives 20k miles a year, mostly in DC and MD.

  • I’d much rather see them open up in Parkplace above the Petworth metro, but Columbia Heights ain’t bad!

    • west_egg

      Speaking of — what’s going on with Dunkin Donuts, Wells Fargo, etc.? The “coming soon” signs went up months ago but there’s been no visible progress since then. I need my Munchkins!! 😉

      • I’ve been wondering the same thing.
        Did the Cricket store close, by the way? (It looked closed last time I walked by, but I was in a hurry and didn’t look all that carefully.)

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