Remember the Fullerton superintendent who pulled the plug on Troy High School's production of The Laramie Project, an oral history of the event surrounding the murder of gay University of Wyoming Student Matthew Shepard? Dr. George Giokarsis? Well, Fullerton Joint Union High School District (FJUH ... More >>
Four years ago, Fred Phelps, the now banished (and the God-who-Hates-Fags-willing soon to be dead) founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, announced plans to boycott a Santa Ana staging of The Laramie Project, an oral history project turned play that documented the events surrounding the 1998 killin ... More >>
How desperate are you for a free breakfast? Enough to drive to Yorba Linda? If the answer is yes, then you're quite desperate indeed. Read on and thank me later.The Chick-Fil-A in Yorba Linda, at 22450 Old Canal Road, near the 91 Freeway at Savi Ranch is apparently giving out free breakfast every Tu ... More >>
As they say, there's no such thing as bad publicity. Not even boycotts and same-sex make-out sessions can pry people away from Chick-Fil-A, apparently. Three months after company president Dan Cathy openly proclaimed an anti-gay stance, setting off a torrential PR shitstorm for the chikin chain, bus ... More >>
PB&J. We always thought it was a neutral--albeit boring--lunch option. Seemed like the type of food that would stay out of trouble.We were so wrong.
Just when we thought the "Gangnam Style" phenomenon couldn't reach any weird new heights (it's already been translated into Klingon and performed by a middle-aged mother), we stumble upon this.
After a storm of controversy, it seemed that a figurative rainbow would finally be shining over Chick-Fil-A, the chikin chain under fire for its anti-gay stance. Last week, Dave reported that a Chicago alderman (aka council member) had secured a promise from the company to stop funding groups that o ... More >>
According to the Huffington Post, the Civil Rights Agenda, a Chicago-based LGBT advocacy group, has stated that a Chicago alderman (read: council member) has secured a promise from Chick-Fil-A to stop funding groups that oppose marriage equality and has welcomed the chain to open its doors in Chicag ... More >>
Here we go again. Another restaurant, another racist receipt. This time, it was found at a Hooters in Queens. In the space reserved for the customer's name, an employee typed out the word "Chinx" to identify a Korean American couple. According to NBCNewYork.com, the couple noticed the hostess and an ... More >>
Head for this indie among Foothill Ranch's land of chains
Fred Karger, who ended his run for the Republican presidential nomination in June, already has a new campaign.In grand anti-Chick-fil-A fashion, the gay Laguna Beach politico is organizing a boycott against Amway, whose co-owner cut a hush-hush $500,000 check to the National Organization for Marriag ... More >>
Kevin Lara/OC WeeklyHours before a scheduled nationwide, same sex "kiss in" to protest the owner of Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance, police are investigating vandalism committed at a Torrance franchise of the fast food restaurant.Overnight someone committed a misdemeanor crime by spray p ... More >>
National Same-Sex Kiss Day is underway at Chick-Fil-A, and photo evidence of the lip-action is coming in. Yep, we're seeing lots of girl-on-girl and boy-on-boy smooching (and some major tongue hockey--whoa, there) all in the name of marriage equality. One photo, though, is particula ... More >>
There's been a whole lot of heated chatter this week about Chick-Fil-A, whose president openly declared his opposition to same-sex marriage, prompting protests like the one yesterday in Laguna Hills. Here are some gems that emerged on Twitter.
Update: See photos of Thursday's Chick-fil-A protest here!ORIGINAL POST, JULY 24, 11 A.M: In response to the owner of Chick-Fil-A's public opposition to same-sex marriage, the youth wing of the Gay and Lesbian Services Center of Orange County plans to protest the fast food chain's newest grand ... More >>
In what may be the boldest and most effective method of protest against Chick-Fil-A, whose president openly proclaimed his anti-gay stance last week, gay rights advocates are planning a National Same-Sex Kiss Day on Friday, Aug. 3 at locations nationwide. The event, organizers write sarcastically, i ... More >>
For years, Chick-fil-A has been the subject of protests and boycotts for donating millions of dollars to gay-hatin' Christian organizations, but president Dan Cathy has always downplayed the company's stance on homosexuality, insisting that the chicken sandwich empire has "no agenda against anyone." ... More >>
Hey, so you know that cow costume you've been holding onto just in case an occasion called for such thing? Today is your lucky day.
Boycotts, protests, petitions--eh. It's now clear that those wanting to bring attention to Chick-Fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance have been going about it all wrong.
There was something different about meeting Michael Rossi. It could've been that I was half an hour early, yet he was more than ready to start our interview. I did not know it, but our conversation would expand beyond the questionnaire. It was like an episode of Inside the Actor's Studio, except ... More >>
What would you do if a fast-food corporation slapped you with a cease-and-desist letter for making a t-shirt that says "Eat More Kale?" Bo Muller-Moore, a Vermont kale fan who makes these hand-screened shirts, found himself in that legal morass when the Atlanta-based fast food chain claimed he i ... More >>
Jeff Armstrong sat at the bar just after conducting a tasting of next season's selections at Splashes. His egg-centric answers were amusing, just like the rest of his tattooed self. A man of few words, it took a Red Bull and view of the Pacific to get our conversation going. What are six words th ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 9, 9:13 A.M.: Starbucks sent us this response regarding the incident: "Starbucks does not tolerate discrimination of any kind and has a lengthy history of leading on and supporting policies that promote equality, inclusion and diversity. We were disappointed to hear of the poor ... More >>
Makes your arteries harden just looking at it, doesn't it? Find out what the heck this is and more in this week's edition of what happened on the blog this week!
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One day--one glorious day, when stock markets are raging, gas is a buck a gallon, and China is our overlords--someone's going to write the They Shoot Horses, Don't They? of gimmicks involving the opening of chain restaurants, the urging of making people camp for the chance to win free food for a ... More >>
Chick-fil-A Fullerton Facebook pageChick-fil-A, the chain known for its chicken sandwiches and controversial values, is opening a Fullerton location on Dec. 1. The big day was set for this Thursday, but got pushed back due to a lack of electricity. As with all Chick-fil-A openings, the event ... More >>
These surprise visits are getting to be a regular occurrence. First it was eating at Chick-Fil-A in Laguna Niguel. Then it was the Biebs popping into the normally 21-over La Cave to sing with Ernie Halter. Now we find out that Justin Bieber was at the House of Blues in Anaheim last Sunday to show ... More >>
It's Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A! Visit any location dressed like a cow and get free food. As demonstrated in Exhibit A above, the more you resemble an actual cow, the more grub you get.
Winner! Winner! Chicken...lunch?"Ain't no such thing as a free lunch," must have been written by someone who never went to Chick-Fil-A. At least, that's what you'll think after this homeskillet offers a nugget of water cooler gossip. There's nothing official written on their website, but a tipste ... More >>
After attending Taste of Newport too many times (twice was MORE than enough), I took a break from those types of festivals--one can put up with trophy wives and food tickets for only so long. It's time to try something else, and my hiking buddy found the answer north of the Orange Crush.If you w ... More >>
We all know about the elusive McDonald's shamrock shake that comes around this time of year. Not served everywhere, there's even a website dedicated to reporting sightings.However, let us not overlook the other dairy delight being offered by our feathered friends at Chick-Fil-A: the hand-spun ban ... More >>
Michelle WooWhenever I'm stressed (I'm a journalist, so that's now), I turn to junk food, and most often, it's the 99-cent Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Carl's Jr. I always ask for jalapeños, and they add them for free without question. Gustavo sees me eating these things a ... More >>
UPDATED, FEB. 7, 11:02 A.M.: We heard from a representative of Brown-Forman, who confirmed that the company does offer same-sex domestic partner coverage and has long supported the LGBT community. We regret the inaccuracy. ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 3, 9:30, Chick-fil-A, trusty maker ... More >>
The perfect antidote to those post-holiday blues--and that post-holiday debt: Free (and cheap) food! Today from 4 to 7 p.m., get a free 12 oz. latte at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Choose from the Scottish Breakfast Tea Latte, the English Breakfast Tea Latte or the Vanilla Latte. Exc ... More >>
Chick-fil-A is introducing a new sandwich, the Spicy Chicken Biscuit. It's pretty much a breakfast rendition of the chain's Spicy Chicken Sandwich, which compared to its same-named rivals at Carl's Jr. and Wendy's, makes a pretty decent kick on the heat thermometer. Participating locations are gi ... More >>
Of course, this place is almost always packed--suckers...and not just gabachos, mind you!I knew it. I knew I shouldn't have wasted my precious time with Cafe Rio, the Utah-based chain of vaguely Tex-Mex, vaguely New Mexican, vaguely Cal-Mex restaurants that opened its first Orange County outpost ... More >>
Far from me to criticize charitable efforts in these hard days but forgive me for being a bit cynical with a recent press release announcing that the Chick-Fil-A on Bristol and Macarthur in SanTana wants you to donate $5 so they can, donation by donation, give 30,000 hungry people in Orange Count ... More >>
Courtesy of Bobby BognarIt's ironic that the latest food show to hit the airwaves isn't on the Food Network (they're much too busy showing pointless, boring challenge shows) but on the History Channel.Though the format is a lot like "Unwrapped" and "Follow That Food", the last time Marc Summers i ... More >>
Edwin GoeiI will never understand why people camp out overnight for anything, let alone at a Chick-fil-A just for a chance to get a year of free food, but that's apparently what 100 or so are prepared to do on Tuesday night at the grand opening of one in Yorba Linda (at Savi Ranch). So if ... More >>
As part of its "Eat Mor Chikin" campaign, all Chick-fil-A locations will be celebrating Cow Appreciation Day on Friday July 10 by giving away a complimentary Chick-fil-A meal (entrée, side and drink) to customers. But there is a catch. To qualify, you have to be dressed as a cow. That's "fully dres ... More >>
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