Dear Mr. Mase,
At Chilis, we have a longstanding history and take pride in giving back to unite our local communities together. We recognize every community is unique, and encourage our restaurant managers and franchise partners to support causes that help bring communities together and leave a positive impact on our valued Guests, neighbors, friends and families we serve.
Yesterday, we learned that an independent franchise partner of Chilis in Indiana and Kentucky made the decision to host a Chilis Give Back Event on behalf of Planned Parenthood Indiana and Kentucky. While our franchise partner had the best intentions, we have received growing feedback and concern from community members regarding the Give Back Event. This feedback does not reflect Chilis focus on bringing communities together and the event was never intended to be viewed as a partisan event or political statement, therefore we, along with our franchise partner, have decided to cancel the event.
We will more clearly communicate the focus of Chilis charitable giving efforts, so that our restaurant managers and franchise partners can feel empowered to support local organizations that bring communities together.
Chili's Guest Engagement Team
They must have been overwhelmed with responses like mine. Why any franchisee would see this as a good way to win friends and influence people is just mind-boggling.
Kudos to you for taking action.
Activism is one lesson we can learn from the left. We on the right are much too polite and just take it. Time to step up and actively promote our values.
They saw the sizes of the crowds all over the country and regarded it as the majority of women but they are mistaken because the majority of women stay home and take care of home business and not parade like animals out there!