Chick-fil-A is no longer chasing space in Texas airport


San Antonio Airport cannot eat “More Chicken”.

After more than a year, Chick-fil-A has reportedly decided not to open a location at San Antonio Airport. The state’s attorney general officially decided that the fast-food chain would be offered a lease on the location, despite efforts by the city to block it, the news reported.

The restaurant announced on Monday that it no longer planned to open a location at the airport.
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The restaurant announced on Monday that it no longer planned to open a location at the airport, the Associated Press reported.

In a statement obtained by AP, a spokesperson for Chick-Film-A stated, “We are always evaluating potential new locations in the hope of serving superb food with remarkable service to existing and new customers. While we are not pursuing a location in San Antonio Airport at this time, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve San Antonio at our 32 existing restaurants. ”

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Fox News previously reported that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that his office had investigated a decision made by the city council in 2019 to prevent the business from opening at the airport.

Paxton reported that in 2019 “San Antonio City Council decided to exclude Chick-Film-A, one of the top performing restaurants in the country, based on the support of their organizations from their airports to the country’s top performers.” Is one of the restaurants. ” The Salvation Army therefore began our investigation. ”

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He said his office “asked the Department of Transportation to investigate and the result was that they came to us recently with a letter … telling us … that now the San Antonio Chick-Film-A Was providing a lease to. ”

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Paxton said the decision is “so important” because if it was “allowed to happen” in San Antonio, it could happen across the country, with city councils or other governmental entities simply deciding that they should have your personal views. Do not like or whatever is related to your religious faith and prevents you from doing business. ”

Fox News’ Talia Kaplan contributed to this report.