The men and women of America’s armed forces are hungry for variety, which is why they’re fighting to bring Chick-fil-A restaurants to military bases across the country.
The battle of Chick-fil-A has begun.
The men and women of America’s armed forces are fighting to bring Chick-fil-A restaurants to military bases across the country.
Leading the charge is Emily Carby, a senior airman at Colorado’s Buckley Air Force Base, whose Change.org petition has gone viral for calling on Chick-fil-A to bring their beloved fast food chain to military installations for the first time.
According to the Panama City News Herald, a total of 2,200 name-brand fast food restaurants—including Subway and Church’s Chicken—can currently be found on U.S. military bases. But, to the frustration of many, not a single Chick-fil-A can be found. (And we know how much soldiers love Chick-fil-A!)
In her petition, Carby writes that adding Chick-fil-A outposts would give military personnel access to “healthier choices,” as well as more variety. More than 52,000 people have already signed her petitions, with dozens pouring in every hour.
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Despite the crush of increasing demand, a Chick-fil-A spokesperson told Fox News that the chain has “no plans to expand onto military bases at this time.”
“We will continue to look for ways to serve great food and remarkable service while supporting the military locally with events such as Military Appreciation Night, in-restaurant commemorations and more,” the statement continued.
But Carby hasn’t given up hope yet.
“Though this seems like a minute issue, I believe the signatures on this petition will speak for themselves in regard to how many members agree with this proposition,” she writes. “Please consider.”