And you thought Chick-fil-A was done with the anti-gay slip-ups.
Towleroad recently posted this picture, sent in by a Twitter follower, showing a sign at an Atlanta area Chick-fil-A claiming “Only a fruitcake wouldn’t love our party trays!”
Given the restaurant’s widely publicized track record of blatant homophobia in recent months, this understandably rubbed some people the wrong way.
But the chain claims the word choice was a harmless coincidence, according to The Advocate:
“This is an advertisement that a locally owned and operated restaurant has been using for the past five years to promote Chick-fil-A’s catering options during the holidays,” Steve Robinson, the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer, said in a statement to The Advocate Tuesday afternoon. “It was simply a play on words referring to the traditional holiday food, and the restaurant had no intention of offending anyone whatsoever. We regret the flier may have been taken out of context.”
Either Chick-fil-A is playing dumb about this offensive jab, or they really need a new advertising manager.