Monday, January 25, 2021

Problematic fave Chick-fil-A will open new metro Detroit locations this week

Posted By on Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 12:17 PM

click to enlarge RBLFMR / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
  • rblfmr / Shutterstock.com

Fried chicken fiends in metro Detroit will soon be able to feast upon Chick-fil-A's famous sandwiches when the third-largest fast-food chain in the U.S. opens new locations in Northville and Shelby Township this week.

According to the company, the new locations will open for drive-thru only service on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 20135 Haggerty Rd. in Northville and 13811 Hall Rd. in Shelby Township. Each restaurant will be open Monday-Saturday from 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.



The new locations join the brand's full-service restaurants in Lansing, Troy, Okemos, Kalamazoo, and Allen Park, along with express locations in Ypsilanti, Rochester, and within the Detroit Medical Center and Detroit Metro Airport. It opened its first location in Michigan in 2016.

The Atlanta-based chain has been frequently boycotted and regularly in hot water due to the company's history of donating to anti-LGBT causes. As of 2019, the company says it's stopped supporting those organizations and has decided to refocus their funds to "hunger, homelessness, and educations." In wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the company announced last year that it would commit millions of dollars to Black-led nonprofits and organizations that aim to support the Black community.

That's cool and all, but it doesn't change the fact that in 2013, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy denounced the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down laws barring gay marriage, and has made other public anti-LGBT statements like “we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’”

Great, fine, but can we just have a fucking chicken sandwich, hold the hateful bullshit, please?

Anyway, the new Michigan locations will partake in a revised version of the chain's grand opening "First 100" promotion, which normally promises a Chick-fil-A meal per week for the restaurant's first 100 customers. Due to COVID-19, the chain has pivoted to recognizing 100 community heroes who will be surprised with free Chick-fil-A for the entire year.

So many restaurants, so little time. Sign up for our weekly food newsletter delivered every Friday morning for the latest Detroit dining news.

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

February 24, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation