Bonus #2. First NYC Chick-fil-A is At NYU

Chick-fil-A restaurant

On University Place at Weinstein Hall, the first Chick-fil-A in New York City opened up and it was on NYU’s campus. This popular fast-food restaurant is located in the upstairs food court “Upstein,” and many students were excited to get their hands on Chick-fil-A’s delicious waffle fries and chicken.

This Chick-fil-A actually caused strife on campus. In 2012 students called for a boycott and raised 10,000 signatures on a petition to remove Chick-fil-A because it had financial ties to anti-gay groups. NYU officials declined the banning of Chick-fil-A. because the Chick-fil-A company was actually licensed through its restaurant vendor. So, these anti-gay ties were not connected with the Chick-fil-A chain at NYU.

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