Chick-Fil-A continues to dominate the fast-food industry in spite of the best efforts from the alphabet people.
Years ago, the company’s CEO made comments in favor of traditional marriage, and since then the LGBTQ community has attempted to brand the fast-food chain as a hate group.
“We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit,” CEO Dan Carthy told the Biblical Recorder years ago. “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
This comes from restaurantbusinessonline.com:
The six boneless chains in the Top 500 generated $12.3 billion in sales last year. By comparison, the 13 bone-in chains generated $12.8 billion. Given the growth of those six boneless chains, they are probably a larger share of the chicken pie right now.
Most of that $12.3 billion came from one chain: Chick-fil-A, which generated 14.2% system sales growth in 2017 to just more than $9 billion, according to Technomic. That’s amazing growth for a chain that is among the 10 largest in the U.S.
Chick-fil-A is basically on a rocket ship that doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Just look at this chart:
Chick-fil-A was the seventh largest restaurant chain in the country in 2017. It will likely leapfrog Wendy’s and Burger King this year to become at least the fifth largest chain, and will then overtake Taco Bell and Subway to become No. 3 by 2019, barring some unforeseen circumstance.
Sure, we could simply say “oh, Chick-Fil-A has good chicken. That explains it.” But, as noted above, lots of chains serve chicken, and they are open seven days a week. So, how is Chick-Fil-A crushing the competition?
“Since 2012, its sales have set a record each succeeding year, growing from $4.6 billion in 2012 to $5 billion, to $5.7 billion, to $6.7 billion, to $7.9 billion and to $9 billion in 2017, according to Restaurant Business. It reached $10.46 billion in sales in 2018.”
I mean, the CEO is openly supportive of the traditional family. The company tries to uphold biblical values. Both of those things should be a recipe for disaster in today’s culture, but God clearly is showing favor to a company honoring Him.
Since the LGBTQ boycott, Chick-Fil-A has not only doubled in profit, they’ve opened up over 700 new locations. Safe to say, the relatively small group people who represent the LGBTQ community have been quite unsuccessful in destroying the chicken sandwich giant.
So go out there, and get yourself a spicy chicken sandwich and a large sweet tea today!