Chick-fil-A sparks controversy with its new store


Evan Ajuria

The new Chick-fil-A will reside in Redwood City, Calif.

Evan Ajuria, Staff Writer

Some people love it and some people despise it; regardless, Chick-fil-A is still coming to Redwood City.

Chick-fil-A, an American fast-food chain based out of Georgia, has recently stirred plenty of controversy with their strict Christian beliefs and the hundreds of thousands of dollars they have donated to anti-LGBTQ movements.

The closest Chick-fil-A is located past Mountain View, yet people will still make the drive to get the food.

“Although its just chicken, sometimes I will drive up to 40 minutes to get some Chick-fil-A with my friends. I love their food, even though I hate their views,” said Josie Ceragioli, a sophomore.

 Even on occasion, ASB will sell Chick-fil-A in the quad for students. Now that a new store will be opening 15 minutes from Carlmont, students have mixed opinions.

“A lot of my friends love Chick-fil-A and will drive all the way to Sunnyvale to get their food which is absurd to me. I’ve never had Chick-fil-A So I can’t give an opinion on their food but I personally don’t like the company because of how they support anti-LGBTQ organizations,” said Abby Alberti, a sophomore. “At the end of the day, fast food is fast food and I would much rather spend my money on something that is closer and won’t support hateful causes.”

With this concern in the air, many people are wondering if the hype of Chick-fil-A might even die off. Nonetheless, some are excited about the change.

“This new opening will bring the community together by allowing us to enjoy eating at Chick-fil-A and it would finally give us an opportunity to go with friends at short notice,” said Devin Cuschieri, an avid Chick-fil-A goer.

The store is set to open in early August and the success of the restaurant will rely on the on customers’ willingness to overlook the chain’s supposed beliefs.