Black Friday comes early for Chick-fil-A fans in Dedham

Chick-fil-A campers in Dedham

RoadTrip New England reports people are camping outside the Chick-fil-A scheduled to open tomorrow on whatever it is they call the old Rte. 1 in Dedham, near the Ocean State Job Lot. The first 100 customers get a free meal once a week for a year.

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Pro tip

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Marinate your chicken in pickle juice and milk. Add a tablespoon of powdered sugar to your flour. Cook your breaded chicken in peanut oil. Never have to go to a Chik-Fil-A ever again.

There are also people that

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There are also people that think coffee made from coffee beans that some wild Indonesian cat eats and then poops back out is delicious.

Delicious?

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you must be 6 years old or have the palate of a 6 year old. Like the Patriots, keep this crap in the burbs.

oh yea and don't support organizations that support bigots: chik-fil-a, patriots...etc.

Yeah we should all go to cafe

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Yeah we should all go to cafe nero with our laptops and pretend we're so much better than the people sitting on either side of us.

Pretend?

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Not pretending.

no need to prentend

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where i come from people that don't support bigots are really better (like a million times better) than people that do support bigots.

The difference

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The difference here is that your mental image of what people in "cafe[sic] nero" are thinking is pure projection - whereas we know that people who patronize Chick-Fil-A are materially supporting a corporation that is bigoted and proud of it, and they would have to be complete idiots not to know what they're doing. So, are you saying that Chick-Fil-A patrons are complete idiots, or are you saying that they're a-ok with bigotry?

The difference here is that

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The difference here is that your mental image of what people in "Chick-Fil-A " are thinking is pure projection or do you claim to be a genius who can read peoples minds? Save your faux outrage for your next party where all your libtard friends can kiss your ass for being so superior to the rest of the human race. Asswipe.

Nothing faux about my outrage, sonny

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The difference here is that your mental image of what people in "Chick-Fil-A " are thinking is pure projection or do you claim to be a genius who can read peoples minds?

Nope. I just know what the words "materially support" mean, and you don't. So, while I may not be a genius, I'm definitely one up on you.

Save your faux outrage for your next party where all your libtard friends can kiss your ass for being so superior to the rest of the human race. Asswipe.

Nothing faux about my outrage about self-righteous bigots like you who are shitheels and proud of it. You have absolutely nothing to be proud of, least of all the absence of a sense of shame and decency that would cause you to hang your head rather than waving your deplorable flag at every opportunity.

A low standard for "delicious"

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It's just fast food cheap ass chicken . Nothing special. Same as Mickey D's chicken. The rest is all hype.
Oh and the company is run by right wing extremist bigots. They're closed on Sundays too becasue selling cheap ass chicken on Sunday would offend the magic man in the sky.

Stick to the actual bigotry, please

They're closed on Sundays too becasue selling cheap ass chicken on Sunday would offend the magic man in the sky.

As a private company, and given that their choice as to what days they do and don't want to open hurts nobody, what exactly is the problem with that?

Did he say there was a problem with that?

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As a private company, and given that their choice as to what days they do and don't want to open hurts nobody, what exactly is the problem with that?

Did he say there was a problem with it? He mocked their reason for doing so. What exactly is the problem with THAT?

The problem is that it squanders outrage

If you have a company that:

  1. Endorses and supports mean-spiritedness, and
  2. Adheres to a religious tradition regarding when to open for business

then it is at best a distraction and at worse needless alienation of potential allies to mock that company for point #2.

"squanders outrage"

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The problem is that it squanders outrage

I'm not sure what part of that is more hilarious: the idea that mocking = outrage, or the notion that outrage is some kind of precious limited commodity that we must not "squander".

If you have a company that:
Endorses and supports mean-spiritedness, and
Adheres to a religious tradition regarding when to open for business
then it is at best a distraction and at worse needless alienation of potential allies to mock that company for point #2.

If, on the other hand, you can walk and chew gum at the same time, you can probably do both of those things and not break a sweat.

Cause and Effect

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When #1 is directly caused by the same religious tradition from #2... yeah it's ok to make fun of people who believe in woo woo.

Sign me up

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OMG the food is wicked good, and the staff are nice. Almost too nice. I can't wait. This is awesome news. In the words of Aziz Ansari (in "Observe and Report") "it's fucking delicious."

Happiest place on Earth

The staff are more than nice, they are consistently and almost impeccably nice. I assume they sustain a major portion of their positive attitude from the fact that all their customers are wicked happy to be there. Take a look at this thread and think about the perfect division of dbag haters who will "never ever set foot" and those posters who are happy to have a restaurant with great food and great staff. When I am there I am with my people, not even slightly put off when the line is out the door.

And +1 for the creepy pink colored Polynesian dipping sauce even though I am not sure what is Polynesian about it.

You seem nice

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Take a look at this thread and think about the perfect division of dbag haters who will "never ever set foot" and those posters who are happy to have a restaurant with great food and great staff.

Not only do you seem nice, but you definitely have a superior grasp of nuance and complex thought. Keep it up, limbot, don't ever change!

I'm all for equal rights in marriage and everything

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but that's one good-ass chicken sandwich. I mean have you tried their Waffle Fries?

(disclaimer for the apoplectic politically correct: the above is a paraphrasing of comedy from the real John Caparulo)

Pro tip

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The secret to good fries is to rinse them after cutting to reduce the initial starch. Fry them twice, first at about 325, second at about 375. The first one cooks them through, the second one browns the outside. And use peanut oil.

You can buy fluted mandolins that make waffle cuts.

Lazy ass people

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Lazy ass people won't cook for themselves no matter how many pro tips you give them. They want their gratification and they don't care who gets hurt.

Who is getting hurt if

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Who is getting hurt if someone goes to chick-fil-a in dedham? Being morally opposed I understand. But is someone being physically harmed by someone in dedham buying a chicken sandwich here?

Yes someone is being hurt

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Any money you spend there goes back to the corporate coffers and then a portion of that is donated to hate groups that promote racial, gender, and sexual-orientation based bigotry. Also the food is not anything special, and hundreds [maybe even thousands] of local restaurants and bistros can provide you with better food and drinks.

So enough people decide not to patronize

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this location, with the result that it closes. Who gets hurt then?

The LOCAL employees, who are now out of jobs.

The LOCAL store owner, who no longer has a business.

The LOCAL community, who no longer have the tax revenue from this business, and have another empty storefront as well.

And lastly, all the rest of us, who will have one less choice when it comes to food options. Less competition is rarely a good thing.

Unless!

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When it closes, the LOCAL demolition company gets to tear it down. The LOCAL construction companies get to come build something else. A new LOCAL owner gets to open something that doesn't send money to HQ. The LOCAL employees all get new jobs...maybe even above minimum wage! The LOCAL community gets an actual LOCAL business. And who knows, maybe the new place even sells food too!

This is all about where you choose to close your system (frame of reference for the discussion). Sure, you can frame the discussion such that it's all about this exact moment in time and these exact employees/owner...but that neglects all the other possibilities of what could go there instead or what other companies would benefit from cycling the location to a new concept/owner or well, just about anything.

Kaz,

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Dedham Center has plenty of new local restaurants that have opened in the past year or so. This location has been a parking lot for years and years and years. So apparently none of the "local" businesses wanted the location or there were other reasons that they choose not to locate their new restaurants at that location.

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Their actions may destroy families

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But I gotta protect local sub-living wage jobs, galdarnit!

Who cares if my uncle can't spend time with his dying husband! Chicken!

No way, really?

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Except in that part of the VFW, how many people are really jetting over there to get Chick-Fil-A for lunch during work?

Seems more like they're in it for the glomming onto the mall crowd location there. If they wanted to be a work lunch stop, you think they'd try to open somewhere downtown, like over on Union St.

Um,

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Well, there is the Veteran's Hospital just a tad down the road no need to jet. They have a large staff, right, who might make the trip for starters along with all the other business that employ workers in the area.

Um,

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Well, there is the Veteran's Hospital just a tad down the road no need to jet. They have a large staff, right, who might make the trip for starters along with all the other business that employ workers in the area.

Sure, people are busy, but...

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...most people today don't even have the capability of cooking from scratch, not if you put a gun to their heads. If you gave them all the time in the world and all the ingredients and said, "Fry a chicken," they simply could not manage it, because they never bothered to learn the skills needed to do the job.

Cooking Fried Chicken Is Messy And Relatively Complicated

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Roasting chicken pieces in the oven is much easier. Pointed in the right direction, I think most people could figure it out and prepare a healthier, less expensive, and even more delicious meal — if they wanted to.

Packaged, pre-prepared foods have been so over-marketed, most people don't realize how easy it is to cook from scratch. Roasting is a particularly easy way to cook, because the food doesn't need to be tended or stirred very often — just set a timer and do something else. When roasting foods such as chicken pieces: line the pan with parchment paper and there'll be little cleanup needed later!

Unless you learn from your grandmother, people nowadays have to actively seek knowledge of basic cooking skills. Fresh produce doesn't come with cooking instructions. As simple as it is to do, if no one's ever shown you how to cook delicious, fresh food, ... well, you just wouldn't know how easy it is. The packaged food industry certainly doesn't want you to know.

Tent Revival?

I'm surprised that they haven't sent employees out to hold a hymn singalong.

Pretty good chicken sandwich, by fast-food

standards. But I ain't giving my money to homophobes. The irony of self-styled Christians hating on oppressed minorities is a bit too rich for me. Not enough Fernet-Branca in the world to make that kind of backward bigotry sit well in my stomach.

At least they are consistent

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At least they are consistent with the whole Christian thing and closing on Sundays. How many people so righteously boycotting Chick Fil A wear clothing made in Bangladeshi sweatshops or buy Nestle products?

You don't get it

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I love Chick Fil A

I love my friends and family members AND THEIR FAMILIES more.

I will not spend money in a place that openly discriminates and pours money into destroying those families.

Consistency

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How many people so righteously boycotting Chick Fil A wear clothing made in Bangladeshi sweatshops or buy Nestle products?

So, your contention is that as "good Christians", Chick-Fil-A refrains from doing business with those who exploit workers? Do tell! Can't wait to hear all the details!

no

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My point is that plenty of people don't eat Chick Fil A and don't feel the need to let everyone know what justices they're protecting with their wallet. If you want to take a principled stance on something, be consistent in your convictions. At least Chick Fil A does.

Not that I'd expect the guy plastering this thread with pompous insults to understand, conflating "lazy ass people" who "won't cook" with fast food options, which is the whole friggin' point of fast food.

I hope I didn't let you down with your "gotcha" comment reaching for something extra that was never stated. It really is as uncomplicated as what I said the first time. Does the idea that separating a product from a belief system is possible clarify my "contention"?

- Sent from my Nikes

It doesn't work that way

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One need not live a completely righteous life to perform righteous acts. We aren't perfect, but misdeeds don't preclude good deeds performed later.

Campers

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For once this actually seems like its worth someone's time to wait in a ridiculous line or camp out.

Great publicity campaign for probably $11k in costs

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Their most expensive "meal" is $8.59. So even if you went there religiously to collect your free meal every week, the highest value would be $447 which, multiplied by 100 people, would be $44,700 but I would think that on average the redemption rate would never reach 50 percent, and then the costs of goods sold would be maybe half that.

All of these people are all

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All of these people are all the employees friends and family, the ones that received the news first.

Does Chick-fil-A do this

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Does Chick-fil-A do this promotion with every new store opening? I saw the tents in the photo and thought it was strange, but then I saw the mention of free meals for a year and totally understood, given that I've heard Chick-fil-A is pretty tasty.

Supposedly

They supposedly do give 100 people free meals for a year whenever they open a new place.

Minority Report

I'm in the minority on this, but I've never understood the appeal of Chick-fil-A. It's a chicken sandwich. It tastes all right, but nothing I'd go out of my way for. People really think it's that much better than other chicken sandwiches? Seems obvious people do, but what's the difference that you taste? Do you find it juicier? Tastier? Fresher? Anything specific?

They're good

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I think they marinate in pickle juice, and so it's got a nice sweet and tangy taste. They're never rubbery either.

I don't eat them any more despite my frequent trips to the southeast due to the Cathy family's views seeping into their business. I wish some no-name corporation would buy 'em out and stop playing the fool without changing the recipe so I could eat 'em again in good conscious.

Even before this became a political/social issue

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I happened upon the one at the Burlington Mall. I actually like their chicken and fries. I’m a nugget guy personally. The chicken is juicy, and the breading is delicious. As I quoted from “Observe and Report” above, they’ve had a good rep.

Then, to be honest, when I found out that they close on Sundays, I had to give them dap, because that is living your Christian faith, like how Joe Lieberman was fastidious about the Jewish Sabbath. You really look at the staff at that point, and they seem a lot more cheerful than typical fast food workers, which means customer service is great. I’ve been to the stand alone in Framingham, and staff will walk by your table and ask if you want a refill on your drink.

Of course, now it’s a political thing, but if the food and service weren’t good, I honestly wouldn’t be excited about this.

You know

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He isn’t going to get that.

I did, though. Well done.

Calling out hate

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Isn't bigotry.

It's rationality.

It's humanity.

Calling out your loathsome "moral" system and how it infringes on the liberties of others doesn't infringe your liberty.

Oh, who will speak for the poor picked on christian racists and homophobes? So downtrodden!

Do I really have to do this?

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Making the statement

Bigotry with a side of type 2 diabetes. Its the southern way!

is kind of bigoted against those who like the food there. And against southerners.

But sure, bigotry is only when one speaks evil of those you like. When it is a group you dislike, anything goes, right?

Jon Stewart had a good piece when the protests against Chik Fil-A started. Some guy posted a video where he went through the drive thru and berated the teenager at the window in the worst way, who was really nice about it. Stewart, who supported gay marriage when few did, noted that doing things like that are horrible, that the guy was a horrible guy, and that it was no way to approach the issue. But again, the kid at the drive thru was the bigot and the guy screaming at her was the hero, right?

The 100 fast food contest

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The 100 fast food contest winners should get their cholesterol checked before they eat their 1st free meal and then after one year once they've consumed their 52nd free meal. Then, decide if the free meals were worth it. Congrats, you just won free high cholesterol! Enjoy paying for those cholesterol meds!

One meal a week

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Won't make much difference - unless you are an unfortunate hypercholesterolemic mutant.

One meal a week won’t harm you

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You have to look at the what the other 20 meals a week have in them, and what one does between meals.

Or you could take a simple minded approach to diet.

Well

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You should still watch the diet overall. Snacking between meals. Treating "indulgences" like fast food as your daily diet. Keep doing those things and all the running in the world might not help (he writes as he ponders his BMI.)

help

I thought we went through this before when Kenny Rogers put his chicken place across from Kramer's apartment.

Is there a website out there that tells you where you are supposed to spend your money and where not to? I have eaten many Chick-Fil-A sandwiches on road trips in the past years and was too ignorant to realize I was not supposed to eat there, both because the ownership is bigoted and the sandwiches contain an unacceptable cholesterol level.

I apologize to everyone out there who I have offended by these actions.

A suggestion:

Is there a website out there that tells you where you are supposed to spend your money and where not to?

You could start by making a daily habit of reading a variety of reputable journalistic sources with a variety of political viewpoints, and then making your own decision as to where you wanted to spend your money.

too lazy

That would require nuance on my part (I'm not entirely comfortable with that word). I might make the wrong decision.

Alternative for the lazy

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You could simply work real hard on not being a disingenuous twit. Doesn't require a lot of thinking, just honesty.

Leaving the politics aside

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and granting that it's better than average fast food (or was years ago)...

I think if I ever found myself camping out in a parking lot for a fast food restaurant opening, I'd start to wonder what I was doing with my life.

Also leaving politics aside

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It may have to do with getting older/growing up/whatever you want to call it. Once upon a time I would have waited in line for Krispy Kreme (although I doubt I would have camped out overnight for it). Now I'm just a lot choosier about what I spend my time (and calories) on.

Tried Krispy Kreme 30 years ago when I was in

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North Carolina. Had one hot out of the oven and it was great. Had the second one two hours later, and it was one of the worst things I've ever eaten.

And now they're sold in mini marts and gas stations. Yum - not.

Meh

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If I need chicken, I'll check out Raising Cane's on Comm Ave.

It's a different thing

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Don't get me wrong. I love my Cane's. But the chicken, while good, is, in my opinion, not as good as Chik Fil-A. The fries, on the other hand, are far better. If that was the deciding vote, Comm Ave wins.

Man, now I want some Cane's.