Political Chicken: What Queer Chefs Say About Chick-fil-A

Do food and politics mix? Five chef-entrepreneurs sound off.

BY Sunnivie Brydum

October 16 2012 3:00 AM ET

Elizabeth Falkner:

"That's ridiculous. I went to a Chick-fil-A for the first time this summer — I was driving across the country in Amarillo, Texas. And I think the people in there recognized me because when my mom and I got around to the drive-thru, which I never even do, and they're like 'Oh, the food's on us.' And I was like, 'What? Why would they do that?' And my mom was like, 'well, they must know who you are.' And I was like, 'why would they give away their Chick-fil-A?' I was like, 'well, thanks!'

"But that's a bummer. Food is usually a more unifying force. I think it's stupid when it gets too aligned with anything hateful. That's just really unfortunate."

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