Portland: Chick-fil-A country?

Chicken chain wants to expand with 10-12 restaurants in Portland area.

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A chicken chain known for its conservative founder wants to expand with 10-12 restaurants in the Portland area.

Chick-fil-A is already slated to open a pair of restaurants in the suburbs in 2016.

Chick-fil-A has been the subject of scrutiny because of its CEO’s 2012 comments opposing same-sex marriage and news reports that the chain and its affiliates had financially backed political organizations opposing same-sex marriage.

When asked, [west region business consultant for Chick-fil-A Joel] Sigmon didn’t think those views would be a problem in the liberal Portland area. He said the restaurants’ top priorities are “providing great food and great hospitality in a clean environment.”

That’s the image he wants people to connect with Chick-fil-A, he said.

(SOURCE: OregonLive.com)

The plan is to add up to two restaurants annually until there are about a dozen outposts in the area.

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