Most fast-food franchises have bounced back in short order

Aug 5, 2020
Pizza chains and others that allow for social distancing have done especially well. Those that depend on breakfast haven't.
An employee directs drive-thru traffic at a crowded McDonald's in Scotland.
Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images

Franchisees squeezed in Chick-fil-A flap

Aug 2, 2012
The fallout over perceived anti-gay comments by the president of the national restaurant chain has some franchise managers and employees sandwiched between gay and lesbian protesters and restaurant supporters.

Chick-Fil-A: When politics impact business

Aug 1, 2012
The Chick-fil-A president’s opposition to gay marriage raises the question: Is it good for business to be politically outspoken?

Why companies take political, social stands

Jul 27, 2012
There's a lot of buzz this morning about Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos's decision to give $2.5 million to support a referendum that would legalize same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, Southern politicians have declared next Wednesday "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day" after the fast-food chain's…