Saturday, July 28, 2012
Labels: #chickenwhore, advertising, chick-fil-a, corporations, disability, family-owned, fried chicken, Gay Marriage, Made In America, media, sarah palin, small businesses, youtube
I've been watching youtube videos and reading tweets from Chrisitian people all over America who are weighing in on the Chick-Fil-A controversy.
Some people, like Sarah Palin, have chosen to back the restaurant and even give them a bunch of free advertising because they donate to anti-gay groups. Palin is trying to counteract an LGBT boycott against the business which charges that people should not support a business that donates to anti-gay causes. Of course, the response from Chick-Fil-A supporters is predictable yet nonsensical: "It's not that we hate gays, it's that we support marriage."
If you support marriage, make it available to more people and then don't get a divorce. That's my opinion!
Now - having said that... There are many Christian Americans who are caught between a rock and a hard place right now... They love fried chicken, they love to support Christian family-owned businesses but they don't want to contribute to any controversy or feel like they're interfering with anyone's civil rights...
I have a solution for these folks... It's called Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken and it satisfies all of the above and THEN some.
Here's all your questions, answered:
Is it a big corporate chain or is it a small business?
It is a corporation, and yes, they have more than a couple locations. However, they are a smaller business than Chick-Fil-A and are likely to appreciate your business a lot more.
Their name is the Stillwell family and the charity called Never Say Never is very dear to them. They aim to help people who are disabled participate in athletics (NSNF facebook page).
Do they donate to anti-gay or pro-gay causes?
None that I am aware of...
Are their employees happy on the job?
Yes - their employees seem to think their workplace treats them fairly and the owners are VERY much involved with the day-to-day business of Lee's Famous Recipe.
I strongly advocate that if you MUST eat fried chicken, you want it to taste good, and you don't want to contribute to any controversy - go with Lee's Famous Recipe if there is one near you... They have locations in Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina.
Do you know of an American Family-Owned Business that deserves a little bit of attention? Please tell us about them in the comments section! FloridaSqueezed loves to support small businesses who make and sell their products in the United States!