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Old 09-07-2014, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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The Chick-fil-A chain is famous for its remarkable customer service.
Unless you look like this guy lol


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Old 09-07-2014, 07:08 AM
 
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But then again, we are talking about chains, or at least we were supposed to.

And fried chicken? Well, sir, you can't beat the SE.
Just curious, but when you lived in Rochester did you ever go to these places: Southern Cuisine - Rochester Wiki
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:42 AM
 
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But then again, we are talking about chains, or at least we were supposed to.

And fried chicken? Well, sir, you can't beat the SE.
The irony.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Just curious, but when you lived in Rochester did you ever go to these places: Southern Cuisine - Rochester Wiki
Just Beale. It was meh.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Unless you look like this guy lol


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If you judged the market based on your human rights views you couldn't leave the house.

For example, all oil companies agree with Chick Fil A.

I'm for gay rights but I don't let it effect my wallet.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Speaking of chains, IS there such a thing as a chain of BBQ joints? As in more than just 3 or 4 locations in an area?
Famous Dave's and Red Hot and Blue are two more.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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If you judged the market based on your human rights views you couldn't leave the house.

For example, all oil companies agree with Chick Fil A.

I'm for gay rights but I don't let it effect my wallet.
Can I have some chicken with a side of hate? lol. I don't go to Chick-Fil A despite it being nearby for multiple reasons.

1) Their chicken isn't all that great
2) They charge too much for chicken that isn't all that great.
3) I don't generally like going to chains anyway
4) Not a fan of bible verses on my cup, on my wrapper, in the bag. It's not always, but I've come across it enough for it to be annoying.
5) Dan Cathy's outrageous remarks end up as last on this list as least important. I still think it's reasonable for people to boycott certain companies because they disagree with their opinions / practices.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Just curious, but when you lived in Rochester did you ever go to these places: Southern Cuisine - Rochester Wiki
I looked these up on Trip Advisor, which has been my most reliable source for looking for restaurants while traveling.

Yikes - the first one on your list - Arnett Cafe - is a CHAIN!!!!!

Very sketchy reviews on the Beale.
The Beale, Rochester - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor

Apparently no one's eating at BoBo's chicken shack - no reviews on Trip Advisor.

Or at CJ's Southern Soul Food.

I got a kick out of reading this review on the French Quarter Cafe:
"After eating all this unknown food, my throat swelled up and I had to take allergy medication for three days."
French Quarter Cafe, Rochester - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor

Glady's Place is apparently out of business.

Same with Grandma's Kitchen.

No one's reviewed Mattie's Restaurant and Bakery.

Peoples Choice is no longer in Rochester - but it is a chain. It has average reviews at best.

The Revelry has good reviews and ratings - it's apparently "upscale" New Orleans cuisine - which is usually wonderful, but definitely not "typical southern style food."
The Revelry, Rochester - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor

Unkl Moe's looks great - if you can survive the neighborhood!
Unkl Moe's BBQ & Catering, Rochester - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor

Southern Flavours Grocery Store is no longer in business in Rochester apparently - and that stands to reason since no real Southern store would spell "flavors" that way!

Interesting link - thanks!
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Famous Dave's and Red Hot and Blue are two more.
More chains I haven't heard of.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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4) Not a fan of bible verses on my cup, on my wrapper, in the bag. It's not always, but I've come across it enough for it to be annoying.
5) Dan Cathy's outrageous remarks end up as last on this list as least important. I still think it's reasonable for people to boycott certain companies because they disagree with their opinions / practices.
I'm agnostic. I don't care if a company wants to put bible verses on their packaging. Who cares? Let people believe what they want and be proud of it if they want. As an atheist, my biggest problem with atheists is that they are just as intolerant as they claim to be the victim of.

And again, boycotting is fine, but don't just do it based on the media's portrayal. Boycott Chick Fil A and then go ahead and boycott ExxonMobil for the same thing. Do your research instead of just selectively boycotting what's in the news. All oil companies believe the same thing as Chick, so good luck driving your car from now on.
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