Chick-fil-A No Longer Seeks Lease at San Antonio Airport

AUSTIN (AP) – The drama between Chick-fil-A and the City of San Antonio continues.

The Atlanta-based fast food chain said it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio International Airport, even though city officials relented and agreed to let it do so after a legal battle that’s lasted more than a year.

The San Antonio City Council blocked the chain from opening a restaurant at the San Antonio International Airport early last year, because Chick-fil-A’s owners donate to anti-LGBTQ causes.

“While we are not pursuing a location in the San Antonio airport at this time, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve San Antonians in our 32 existing restaurants,” the company said in a statement.

Some Texas leaders expressed public support for the company.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had claimed the City of San Antonio’s initial decision not to allow Chick-fil-A to open at the airport was discrimination.

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill in 2019 in defense of Chick-fil-A and religious freedom.

Copyright 2020. Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. WBAP contributed to this report.

 

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