Chicago Chick-fil-A issues press release appealing to city leaders

The restaurant’s is embroiled in a PR crisis due to comments from its president, but a franchise owner insists ‘we are not a corporation—we are real people.’

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However, the owner of Chicago’s only Chick-fil-A franchise has taken PR matters into her own hands, issuing a press release in which she requests a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

“We are not a corporation—we are real people and taxpayers as each Chick-fil-A franchise is independently owned and operated,” said Lauren Silich in the press release. “We are Chicagoans who are dedicated to serving our community.”

On Wednesday, Emanuel lent his support to Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno, who moved to block the opening of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in his ward.

“Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values,” the mayor said. “They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty.”

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