Liberal Major Bill de Blasio was probably trying to run Chick-Fil-A out of business in New York City when he called for the city's residents to boycott the chain over the CEO's disapproval of same-sex marriage.
But according to the New York Post, the boycott is backfiring big time.
Rather than seeing dropping sales, Chick-Fil-A's New York City locations are seeing huge lines of customers willing to wait a long time on the sidewalks to show their support for the fast-food chicken chain. In fact, the company is doing so well that they're planning to open 12 more locations in the area over the next year.
Chick-Fil-A has experienced roaring success recently, moving from the 19th largest fast-food chain in the U.S. in 2014 to eighth this year. In fact, per location, Chick-Fil-A brings in far more money than rivals like McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's.
But becoming a franchisee for the Christian-founded company isn't easy. A moral code of ethics, a willingness to be closed on Sundays, and a requirement to only own one location at a time — in order to ensure that franchisees focus on quality — take most interested parties out of the running.
Are you surprised that Chick-Fil-A is seeing so much success in the face of this boycott?