The popular chain restaurant Chick-fil-A has raised prices considerably over the last several years due to continued inflation. The news comes as many restaurants and grocery stores suffered high prices since the start of President Joe Biden’s administration.
The company has seen significant increases, even beyond that of other popular fast-food chains. Chick-fil-A traditionally had one of the lowest sets of menu prices of the major chains, but raised its classic chicken sandwich price by 15% in 2022 alone. furthermore, the restaurant raised all of its prices by 6% in early 2023.
There were multiple elements involved in the increased prices, especially as overall inflation has increased by about 18% during Biden’s three years in the White House. Furthermore, there have been logistical and supply chain issues during the same period.
The increased prices also come during a time of difficulty for the chain. Some lawmakers in New York State want to restrict the company’s ability to service its highway rest stops because it is closed on Sundays.
State Assemblyman Tony Simone (D) is seeking to have the chain removed because “things should be open seven days a week, including Chick-fil-A, and if they can’t they shouldn’t be in our rest stops. There should be options for people to eat and drink and not just one spot.”
The proposed law would restrict any restaurant that is not open seven days per week, which is targeted specifically at the Christian-led company. Simone said that the company “has had a terrible record on LGBT rights. I’m not going to not say that clearly.”
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The assemblyman added that the chain could “simply change their policy and open up on Sundays.”
While it is not clear whether or not the legislation will pass, the company has supported a number of religious organizations, including the Fellowship of christian Athletes. Its current chairman, Dan Cathy, does not support gay marriage and said that it was wrong for the country to “shake our fist” at God and say “We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.”