The Chick war just keeps getting crazier. Jim Furmen who owns 86 Wendy’s across North Carolina (like we are surprised, they just voted against marriage equality) posted a sign on one of his restaurants saying, “We stand with chick-fil-a”. Of course this got the ire of many people.
Towleroad reports that Wendy’s was looking into the matter:
Wendy’s now tells us: “An independent franchisee posted the sign, which he’s taken down. We proudly serve ALL customers!”
UPDATE: A Towleroad reader received this email from Amanda Domyan in Wendy’s consumer Relations department:
“This is one independent franchisee’s personal opinion. We are proud to serve customers of varied races, backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientation, with different beliefs and values. Bearing that in mind, this franchisee has decided to remove the messages from his restaurant signs.”
I think it is safe to say that when Wendy’s contacted him they gave him on hell of a bitch slap. Wendy’s is a franchise and you still have to abide by their rules. Otherwise this bigot would not have taken down the sign. At least now the people of the community know that Jim Furmen stands behind hate…