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Chick-fil-A Dominates in NYC Despite de Blasio's Call for a Boycott

Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a city-wide boycott of Chick-fil-A last week, and it appears the people of New York have answered that call. The answer is a resounding “no.” Both midtown Manhattan locations are reportedly raking it in, with long lunchtime lines that often stretch around the block.

Last week, Mayor de Blasio– who is currently fending off several state and federal ethics probes — urged New Yorkers to avoid eating at the politically incorrect eating establishment.

“What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong,” the mayor told reporters on Tuesday. “I’m certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them. But they do have a legal right.”

City Councilman Danny Dromm piled on, accusing Chick-fil-A of “forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love,” which is not even remotely true.

In the wake of their city government’s anti-Chick-fil-A temper tantrum, New Yorkers are demonstrating that they just “don’t give a cluck” about what the the chain’s CEO said about same-sex marriage four years ago. While their rivals are struggling, Chick-fil-A is doing so well in the Big Apple, the company is planning to add 12 new restaurants in the New York metro area over the next year.