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Chick-fil-A Inc.

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    April 25, 2013
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    December 18, 2012

    The Mayan Apocalypse Plans of Eight St. Louis Musicians

    The Mayan Calendar says 2012 is the end: This Friday, December 21, specifically. and John Cusack likely won't be around to save our sorry asses. While some folks may be hoarding dish soap and cashing in on fear of the Mayan apocalypse, St. Louis musicians are having none of that. We asked local pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Win Chick-fil-A 2013 Cow Calendar, Gift Card and Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

    It doesn't quite feel like the holidays until Chick-fil-A (multiple locations) sends you its annual cow calendar that you didn't know about until today. Apparently this year marks the sixteenth anniversary of the cow calendar, and Gut Check is giving ours away. It comes with a "Chick-fil-A Calendar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    15 Presidential Debate Dinner Ideas Inspired By Obama and Romney Campaign Spending

    Last week Politico broke down information from a recent review of Federal Election Commission reports detailing Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's campaign spending. It contains everything from office supplies and gas expenses to which hotels and restaurants the respective campaigns patronize most often ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    The Ten Best Band Names in St. Louis

    Selecting the Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2012 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this RFT Music series, we're working our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. Naming your band is hard. So hard, in fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Group Claims Chick-Fil-A Will End Anti-Gay Donations

    Love Chick-Fil-A (multiple locations), but conflicted by the anti-gay rhetoric spouted by its president and COO Dan Cathy, and by the donations that its WinShape Foundation has made to such anti-gay organizations? Today might be your lucky day. See Also: - A Beef With Chick-Fil-A - Anti-Gay Chick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Gut Check's Ten Snacks to Pair With Republican Convention Coverage

    The 2012 Republican National Convention, or RNC, wraps up its four-day festivities tonight at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida with a speech by GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Over the course of the convention, speeches have been made by former governors (and presidential hopefuls) Tim Pawlent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    The Six Gayest Songs That Might Be On Chick-Fil-A COO Dan Cathy's iPod

    Chick-Fil-A Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy made controversial statements recently in defense of marriage - which is Conservative speak for "anti-gay." But if he ever listens to music that isn't made by Michael W. Smith or Steven Curtis Chapman, he probably runs into - and unknowingly enjoys - son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Taiwanese Animators Tackle Chick-Fil-A, Muppets, More

    Those crazy folks at the Taiwanese firm NMA once again have their finger on the pulse of America: They've animated the controversy surrounding Chick-Fil-A and its avowedly anti-gay CEO Dan Cathy, which has led to dust-ups with the Muppets, the mayor of Boston and more. Page through to watch NMA's... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Anti-Gay Chick-fil-A Ditched By Muppets, Humans, You? Vote Here!

    It's never been a secret that Chick-fil-A, a fast food chain that is closed on Sundays and has previously spouted an anti-gay agenda, lacks a certain separation of church and chicken. We've shared our views on the company's politics before, as have many, and now it seems the rest of the world is tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Rhythm and Ribs Comes to St. Charles Community College

    On Friday, May 18, St. Charles Community College (SCC) will be hosting its third annual Rhythm and Ribs event. Gut Check spoke with Betsy Schneider and Kasey McKee of SCC to get the lowdown on what to expect. The name "Rhythm and Ribs" says it all. The SCC campus will be transformed into a giant bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Servers, Mind Your Fucking Name Fields

    Recently a concerned reader sent us a letter, explaining that on a trip to a midtown sports bar, he was treated very rudely and handed a receipt that labeled him "asian kid." We did hear both sides of the story -- a classic he said/he said, wherein the bar owner claimed that his waitress was being ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2011
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    November 3, 2011

    You have Smile by the Beach Boys in your hand: What to do with the rest of your life

    ​1. Kill yourself. If you've already bought your copy of The Smile Sessions, the Beach Boys collection that gets us as close as we'll ever come to a complete version of the most famous lost album of all time, you've probably been waiting for it--it just came out November 1, after all. And if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    A Beef With Chick-fil-A

    ​All right, let's get real. We don't feel good about ourselves after dining at a fast food establishment. Clearly, when we chow down at McDonald's, Taco Bell, wherever, we're compromising our bodies, our values. You're smart -- you know there's no nutrition in that value meal. You wish you wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Introducing Phantom Limb: Don't Miss Your Only Chance To See It In St. Louis This Year

    Phantom Limb​Phantom Limb's self-titled debut record, written by Justin Kinkel-Schuster, is excellent. But don't take my word for it. Take Kinkel-Schuster's track record as the front man of Theodore instead. And, as anyone who saw the band play at the Crack Fox last night can attest, it is fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    "Save Our Saucer!": Rally to Celebrate Beloved Del Taco Building

    Albert SamahaDemocracy in action!​The wheelchair contingent from the Grand View Tower apartments rolls deep at the "Save Our Saucer" rally in front of the South Grand building formerly known as Del Taco. There's John Clay and Mike Buford and Eddy West and five or six of their friends, most of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Eight Fast Food and Alcohol Matches Made in Heaven

    aldenteblog.comYou want fries with that Burger King beer?​ Taking lead from a handful of Whopper Bars -- Burger King restaurants that serve beer -- and a few Seattle Starbucks outlets that have started serving beer and wine in the evenings, Sonic's jumping on the fast food booze bandwagon. Two ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    What's Worth More: Food or Cash?

    Wikimedia CommonsTime to steal the doughnuts.​Three not-too-bright robbers in Hyannis, Massachusetts, attempted to rob a Dunkin' Donuts last week. They demanded a paper bag an employee was carrying in her purse and ran. Because so many paper bags at Dunkin' Donuts are filled with cash instea ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Video: Rapturous Reception for New In-N-Out Burger

    Gut Check has documented the lines that have formed, often overnight, when new Chick-Fil-A locations have opened in St. Louis. But those fans have nothing on the folks who gathered for the grand opening of the first Dallas location of the California burger chain In-N-Out.Check out this video from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Another Chick-fil-A, Another "First 100"

    Kholood Eid​Chick-fil-A may be unlike any other fast-food restaurant when it comes to opening new stores. With each new location that crops up across the nation, a crowd of loyal customers is sure to gather -- and camp out 24 hours prior to the premiere. This applies to the newest Missouri loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    This Chick-Fil-A Tribute Song Is Better Than Rebecca Black's "Friday"

    If you can watch only original song and music video based on a day of the week, it should be this one, a tribute to Chick-Fil-A based on its policy of being closed on Sunday.(Though, as a friend of mine noted, isn't ordering a Chick-Fil-A sandwich without the pickles sort of sacrilegious?)

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Church's Southern-Style Chicken Sandwich

    ​Of all the staples on the fast-food menu, Gut Check has a special place in our plaque-clogged heart for the fried chicken sandwich. The softness of the bun yielding to the crispness of the exterior of the chicken and then the juicy meat inside...it's heaven! Of course, that's the idealized v ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    KFC Offers Deal to Christian-Sabbath-Ignoring Chick-Fil-A Fans

    So I'm at lunch today, enjoying a sandwich and a few minutes of March Madness, when this commercial for KFC airs:At first, I'm thinking, "Yeah! Right on! Sundays are awesome! At least until you realize that you have to be at the office in twelve hours, and you never got around to doing laundry, and ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Trans Missouri Group Pressures Local Civic Boosters to Disinvite Chick-fil-A Head Honcho

    Fir0002/FlagstaffotosCock? Or chicken?​PROMO, a statewide group that advocates for the lesbian, gay, transgender and bi communities, got 'er done this week, persuading the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and the nonprofit group FOCUS St. Louis to cancel a luncheon appearance by Dan Cathy, presiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Gut Check Poll: To Chick-fil-A or Not to Chick-fil-A?

    Gut Check just finished reading about how four dudes have pitched a tent outside a brand-new Chick-fil-A restaurant that's set to open this morning in Des Peres. Said dudes are determined to take advantage of a company promotion that awards the first 100 patrons at a brand-new Chick-fil-A a one-yea ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010
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    September 13, 2010

    Day 31: Food, Glorious Food!

    Editor's note: Aspiring photojournalist and Gut Check contributor Kholood Eid is chronicling her Ramadan fast in diary form. Click for all Ramadan Diary entries. Kholood Eid​This past Friday marked the first of two things: the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, the three-day holiday that follows Ramad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Be Sure to Overcook Your Chicken! (But for Heaven's Sake Don't Grill It!)

    Yessiree, folks, that there's a Perdue chicken, all wrapped up and ready to be overcooked in the name of food safety!​Ya know that warning you see when you buy chicken at the grocery store, the one that says you need to cook it until it's all dried up and stringy so as to avoid certain death f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Ever Had the Urge to Dress Up Like a Cow? Today's Your Day!

    Chick-fil-A will give you a free meal today if you show up dressed like a cow. No, really. Chipotle wants you to know it has its sustainably raised heart in the right place. But it's not a marketing strategy. Except it is a marketing strategy. First Lady Michelle Obama has had it up to here with c ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Chick-fil-A Debuts First New Sandwich in 20 Years, You'll Need a Reservation to Taste It Though

    Something about Chick-fil-A turns normal folks into addicts (the peanut oil, perhaps?). Which explains why the Atlanta-based fast-food chain is offering reservations at its 1,485 restaurants when it unveils its first new sandwich since 1989: the spicy chicken sandwich. Sandwich not actual size.R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Freebie Free-for-All

    ​It's April, which brings brings showers of free stuff from chain restaurants and food companies. Chick-Fil-A has a freebie a day this week. Today get a free yogurt parfait. Thursday's free chicken nugget day. Friday it's a fudge brownie. On April 15 (tomorrow), bring your own reusable tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 7.29

    The food dye that makes blue M&Ms blue could also help spinal injuries. (New York Daily News)U.S. meat firms want China to have a chance to import chicken here. (Reuters)What's so great about Chick-Fil-A, anyway? (Eat Me Daily, via Eater)

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