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Tiny, Totally Unrelated Canadian Chain Takes Hit in Chick-fil-A Controversy (Muslim-owned)
Time Magazine ^ | August 12, 2012 | Nick Carbone

Posted on 08/12/2012 2:38:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

They already had a tough time getting noticed – overshadowed by the similarly-named American chain – but metro Toronto chicken restaurant Chick-Felay’s has been unwittingly pulled into a gay-marriage controversy it didn’t create.

The furor was sparked, of course, by Chick-fil-A, the major chain based thousands of miles away in Atlanta, Ga., but Chick-Felay’s has been forced to assure incensed customers that they aren’t part of it. Chick-Felay’s staff was understandably confused when a few patrons accused them of working at a “discriminatory” company or refused to pay after ordering. ”The servers were like, ‘What’s going on?’” Chick-Felay’s founder and CEO Nabeel Khan told the Wall Street Journal. Before they could answer their ranting customers, though, they had to educate themselves on exactly what was going on south of their border.

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To be sure, Cathy’s company might encounter some cultural differences with Khan’s. Most of the Canadian company’s branches are halal-certified, approved under Islamic dietary regulations. And Chick-Felay’s serves more than just mass-produced chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. Their menu is based on Portuguese peri-peri seasonings born out of North Africa, and Afghani fare also claims a small spot on the menu, from Khan’s cultural home. But despite the breadth of Chick-Felay’s offerings, it hasn’t yet been able to gain much traction outside of the Toronto area – or even online...

(Excerpt) Read more at newsfeed.time.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Local News; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; canada; chickfila; halal; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; islam
Does anyone else here see the irony?
1 posted on 08/12/2012 2:39:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Muslims would kill homosexuals are now saying they are ok with Gay Marriage out of concern for their business.

They are allowed to lie to non-Muslims though


2 posted on 08/12/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT by dila813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re ROTFLMFAO over here.

Poor muzzies. Of course they don’t discriminate against gays: THEY LOP THEIR HEADS OFF!!!


3 posted on 08/12/2012 2:43:02 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s what happens when you try to steal another company’s name. Although, the real CFA has had a great boost in sales.


4 posted on 08/12/2012 2:43:02 PM PDT by bgill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 08/12/2012 2:50:51 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“or refused to pay after ordering”
Typical liberals. Cheap bastards.


6 posted on 08/12/2012 2:51:01 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: bgill

I doubt that they stole the name. Before the recent fit over Cathy’s opinions, Chick-Fil-A was pretty much unknown on this side of the border with the possible exception of snowbirds driving to Florida.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 2:52:30 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Canada ping.


8 posted on 08/12/2012 2:53:46 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another photo:


9 posted on 08/12/2012 2:54:41 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: bgill
That’s what happens when you try to steal another company’s name.

Exactly. No sympathy here.

10 posted on 08/12/2012 2:57:15 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: COBOL2Java; 2ndDivisionVet
They have a small but enthusiastic following

http://www.yelp.com/biz/chickfelays-mississauga-2#query:chick%20felay

Never heard of peri peri chicken before.

11 posted on 08/12/2012 3:01:03 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Squawk 8888

That’s why they stole the name. They figured they wouldn’t get caught.


12 posted on 08/12/2012 3:02:21 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

They are totally different. They have the Big Mac we have the Big Mic. They have golden arches we have golden arcs.


13 posted on 08/12/2012 3:06:32 PM PDT by pas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Peri Peri sauce recipe

Ingredients
4 fresh hot chile peppers (jalapeno,
poblano or similar), chopped

8 Tbsp lemon juice or lime juice

10 - 12 Tbsp olive oil (or more to
achieve desired consistency)

1 Tbsp cayenne pepper or red pepper
(adjust quantity to taste)

2 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp paprika
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp dried oregano (or to taste)

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process to a smooth paste. Taste and adjust with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours to allow flavors to develop.


14 posted on 08/12/2012 3:08:00 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ribs? Must not be pork.


15 posted on 08/12/2012 3:14:25 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: pas

(like)


16 posted on 08/12/2012 3:19:43 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Drop the chicken and serve pork.

Rename the restaurant to Pork-Felays .... problem solved.

17 posted on 08/12/2012 3:21:57 PM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I wonder if Time asked the owner his view on a man marrying another man?

Something tell me that was one of the many questions omitted from the interview.

18 posted on 08/12/2012 3:22:43 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Peri Peri sauce recipe

Sounds pretty good.

19 posted on 08/12/2012 3:29:00 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I wonder if there's a chain called Chick-fellatio and if they get any guff.
20 posted on 08/12/2012 3:38:25 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: pas

“They are totally different. They have the Big Mac we have the Big Mic. They have golden arches we have golden arcs.”

Ha, you are reading my mind!

Maurice: Mr. McDowell?
Cleo McDowell: Yes?
Maurice: There’s some people here to see you.
Cleo McDowell: They’re not from McDonalds are they?
Cleo McDowell: I don’t think so.


21 posted on 08/12/2012 3:39:32 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: South40
That’s what happens when you try to steal another company’s name. Exactly. No sympathy here.
I stopped going to Chick-Fil-A when they sued a farmer and small advertising agency for using Eat More Kale as an advertisement. What does kale have to do with chicken? I'm tired of these companies for suing small businesses, saying "people will get confused". Bull. Didn't like their chicken anyway, so no big loss. I did try one last week on appreciation day, but I still haven't changed my mind about their chicken.
22 posted on 08/12/2012 3:41:12 PM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-NOPE Cain?- Guess NOT. ABO & ABMR. I'm going Goode.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Shame on you Christian bigots for being anti-gay! Oh, you are muslim. My sincere apologies.”


23 posted on 08/12/2012 3:43:56 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: pas

An underrated movie. Eddie Murphy at his best. (RIP)


24 posted on 08/12/2012 3:44:28 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: conservaterian
I stopped going to Chick-Fil-A when they sued a farmer and small advertising agency for using Eat More Kale as an advertisement. What does kale have to do with chicken? I'm tired of these companies for suing small businesses, saying "people will get confused". Bull. Didn't like their chicken anyway, so no big loss. I did try one last week on appreciation day, but I still haven't changed my mind about their chicken.

This is just how the laws on trademarks are set up in the US. If you have a trademark, you must protect it, or it can revert to the public domain. Since they have spent a lot of money on their "Eat more chicken" advertising, they must protect it or it will fall into the public domain. It has nothing to do with Chick-fil-A in particular.

25 posted on 08/12/2012 3:49:10 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They already had a tough time getting noticed – overshadowed by the similarly-named American chain – but metro Toronto chicken restaurant Chick-Felay’s has been unwittingly pulled into a gay-marriage controversy it didn’t create.

So what, same thing happened to the REAL Chick-fil-a, which didn't create the controversy either. The owner simply stated a long-held, traditional, Christian American belief in a non-LSM interview. It was the hate-filled, intolerant, rabidly Marxist media & leftist politicians that decided to "create" the controversy out of nothing.

26 posted on 08/12/2012 4:01:41 PM PDT by MCH
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He should hire someone and tell them it's his Spanish Uncle, Tio, to do his PR.

Once he comes out and announces, "I'm Chick Felay Tio," they shouldn't be any more problems.

27 posted on 08/12/2012 4:07:03 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Looks tasty; I’ll have to try it. Thanks!


28 posted on 08/12/2012 4:11:21 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Live by the fraud, die by the fraud.


29 posted on 08/12/2012 4:53:16 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Um, there IS no “Chick-fil-A controversy”.

Millions of Americans turned out to support our constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of speech.

What in the world is “controversial” about that?

The “argument” from those who were annoyed by this was a complete non sequitor.


30 posted on 08/12/2012 4:55:32 PM PDT by Walrus (Restoring America starts today! Let's roll!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL they do not want a part of CFA, no course not they would rather just chop some homo’s head off.

Funny how he called it what he did , maybe a massive coincidence or maybe trying to go aff the real CFA brand.

I’d liketo know what kind of idiots would go there anyway


31 posted on 08/12/2012 4:57:07 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Notwithstanding the marriage issue, it would be wise to never knowingly patronize a muslim owned, operated or financed business.


32 posted on 08/12/2012 5:25:10 PM PDT by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Does anyone else here see the irony?

Libs sure as hell don't!

33 posted on 08/12/2012 5:29:37 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

Re #20 -— gotta admit, I thought the same thing when I saw this restaurant’s name..... “wow, is it coincidental or did they mean to sound like...”


34 posted on 08/12/2012 5:31:43 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: MCH
It was the hate-filled, intolerant, rabidly Marxist media & leftist politicians that decided to "create" the controversy out of nothing.

This cannot be said too often. Thanks.

35 posted on 08/12/2012 5:35:33 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: Vince Ferrer; conservatarian

I stopped going to Chick-Fil-A when they sued a farmer and small advertising agency for using Eat More Kale as an advertisement. What does kale have to do with chicken? I’m tired of these companies for suing small businesses, saying “people will get confused”. Bull. Didn’t like their chicken anyway, so no big loss. I did try one last week on appreciation day, but I still haven’t changed my mind about their chicken.

This is just how the laws on trademarks are set up in the US. If you have a trademark, you must protect it, or it can revert to the public domain. Since they have spent a lot of money on their “Eat more chicken” advertising, they must protect it or it will fall into the public domain. It has nothing to do with Chick-fil-A in particular.


Chick Fil A did pull this same thing on an Orlando area business who used “Eat More...” as a name. Chick-Fil-A threatened, then there was a huge outcry against CFA...and CFA backed down when a lawyer began representing the Orlando company. Unfortunately CFA used the Righthaven approach

You can trademark a name to a company, but you cannot trademark a general phrase already used....anyone can use “Eat More....” and CFA cannot do anything about it...except threaten

Conservatarian is correct. Yes, I do support CFA against the HomoFascists that have been threatening them


36 posted on 08/12/2012 6:31:05 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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