Residents from all over Marion County and central Florida in and shared comments in favor of seeing another Chick-fil-A built in the area.
In a recent letter to the editor, one Ocala resident shared his opinion that he would not like to see another Chick-fil-A come to the area on account of the company’s stated political position regarding the LGBTQ community.
“We go to Chick-fil-A to eat their food and waffle fries. We don’t care about what they think about social polices or politics, we just want to enjoy the food. Keep politics and social issues out of our restaurants,” says Ocala resident Ed Ramos.
“Just because someone doesn’t feel the same way doesn’t mean they should be black balled from opening a business in Ocala. If you are opposed to their views, don’t eat there” says Lynda Mullinax of Ocala.
“We don’t have enough Chick-fil-A restaurants, as you can tell by their long lines, they put out a great product. I also support their religious beliefs,” says Ocala resident Bob Charette.
“Chick-fil-A is a good meal at a good restaurant. Since when do we have to eat politically correct? Last time I checked, we are living in the land of the free” says Ocala resident John Lazaruis.
Residents from outside of Ocala agreed.
“I happen to like Chick-Fil-A. Put in a few more. If it’s not to your liking you have Zaxby’s, KFC and McDonald’s for your chicken dinner,” says Jackie White of Reddick.
“We absolutely need another Chick-fil-A. The location on 200 is a constant traffic nightmare because of the line of cars down 200 holding up the far left lane during busy times. I hope they build another!” says Reddick resident Cheryl Koontz.
“Chick-fil-A is a great restaurant, they are efficient, courteous and always friendly no matter what time of day, they are always packed with lines of traffic streaming onto 200 blocking the flow. Obviously another Chick-Fil-A is a good thing, and may elevate some of the congestion, let’s stop making things political and just think about what’s right for the community,” says Helen Barbazon of Levy County.