Council Boots Chick Fil-A from the Airport

If you have a craving for an original chicken sandwich, better pack them before you leave home, because Chick-Fil-A isn't nearly politically correct enough for the San Antonio Airport, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

As part of the agreement to award the airport concessions contract to the firm of Paradies Lagardère, on the insistence of downtown Councilman Roberto Trevino, Chick Fil-A cannot be one of the concessionaires.

The Atlanta based fast food company's CEO has made comments and donations which support traditional marriage, and Trevino said the vote, by 6-4, was a reaffirmation of the city's effort to become a 'champion of diversity and inclusion.'

"With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion. San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior," Trevino said. "Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport."

The official city news release did not mention the Chick-Fil-A issue, stating of the new agreement: "This new project will bring the flavors of San Antonio to the forefront of Terminal A and the millions of passengers who visit each year. Passengers will be able to enjoy the culinary creations of award-winning chef Andrew Weisman and other local iconic personalities, taste some local barbecue and purchase memorabilia or a t-shirt from the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs."

Approximately 34 million passengers pass through SAT every year. The agreement with the new concessionaire calls for more local brands and foods to be available at the Airport.

But no Chick-Fil-A for you!

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