Chick-fil-A faces Further Outrage as they Open First Scottish Site
US fast food giant, Chick-fil-A has opened its first restaurant in Scotland which was met with huge criticism from the LGBT community and allies. The firm has previously suffered a closer earlier this month in Reading, following boycotts and protests.
The restaurant opened as part of the MacDonald Aviemore Resort who said: “Chick-fil-A has already proved very popular with our guests and we are happy to be able to provide this quality food expense as an option.”
Chick-fil-A has been known to donate millions of dollars to anti-LGBT organisations, some of which has supported gay conversion camps and have stood against LGBT rights. The CEO also stated publicly that he is again same-sex marriage. The organisation bases its principles from Christian beliefs, none of the stores are open on Sundays.
Highland LGBT Forum has condemned the site opening, urging people to write to their MSP and the MacDonald hotel. An online petition has been set up and talk of protests and boycotts are plentiful.
Chick-fil-A responded by saying any donations made were not aiding apolitical or social agenda, stating: "We are represented by more than 145,000 people from different backgrounds and beliefs, and we welcome everyone."