Boston’s Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried bigoted fast-food empire to Boston — possibly to a popular tourist spot just steps from the Freedom Trail.
“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion. That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started right here. And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail.”
Menino said he plans to fire off a letter to the company’s Atlanta headquarters “telling them my feelings on the matter. If they need licenses in the city, it will be very difficult — unless they open up their policies.” he warned.
“It doesn’t send the right message to the country,” Menino said. “We’re a leader when it comes to social justice and opportunities for all.”
And this is not an idle threat to Chick-fil-A from Boston’s longterm Mayor.
Last year Menino blocked a Walmart from being built in a Roxbury neighborhood, criticizing the retail giant’s impact on neighborhood businesses and lower-wage workers.
Looks like the
goose chicken is cooked in Boston.