What does it mean when Chick-Fil-A — the poultry place that most peeves progressives — opens its largest restaurant ever in the liberal mecca of Manhattan?
Philosophers may be pondering that question for a long time, but one reasonable guess is that even New York City leftists will pick product over politics when the product is pretty darn good.
And the Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich is indeed pretty darn good.
As reported in the New York Post :
Chick-fil-A fans across the country should start planning a pilgrimage to the Big Apple, because the chain is planning to open the Mecca of all chicken-sandwich shops in New York City in 2018.
The chain announced Monday that it’s building the “largest Chick-fil-A ever” — a five-level, 12,000-square-foot restaurant complete with a rooftop seating — smack-dab in the middle of Manhattan’s Financial District.
This massive chicken shack, which will provide customers with an unobstructed view of the Freedom Tower, will contain many eye-catching artistic and architectural innovations designed to impress; including,
“large floor-to-ceiling windows on both the front and back of the restaurant, as well as a skylight, to bring in more natural light. There will also be a “monumental” staircase connecting the first four levels — two of which will be dedicated to food prep, the rest to seating — intended to draw guests to the dining areas on the upper floors.
The company also says it’s incorporated specific design elements into the restaurant’s façade in order to give passersby “a subtle impression of the Twin Towers” to “acknowledge the significance of location.”
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of this Chick-Fil-A is that it’s able to open in a city whose mayor once said “I’m certainly not going to patronize them, and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them.” as a result of Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s support of the Biblical definition of marriage.
This new Chick-fil-A may serve as a sort of five-story finger aimed at Mayor de Blasio’s effort to boycott it.
New York City certainly still supports gay marriage. But judging by Chick-Fil-A’s gigantic new restaurant, New Yorkers are willing to hold back their outrage at those who don’t — at least long enough for them to finish their spicy chicken sandwiches and waffle fries.