I can personally say that being born and raised in …

Comment on Chick-fil-A Copycat Chicken Sandwiches by Katie.

I can personally say that being born and raised in the South (and always near a CFA), I have also refused to give them my business since their “coming out” of sorts. Firstly, I don’t think corporations have any place in politics, however the executive board of a private corporation can donate money to whichever causes they please, I suppose. They choose to donate to causes which I vehemently oppose based upon the way I was raised (with tolerance towards all people, regardless of who they love). Why would I put my money towards a cause I don’t believe in? I used to love this restaurant, but have not engaged in any business with them since Dan Cathy announced “guilty as charged”, and don’t plan to do so ever again unless they withdraw funding from those campaigns. That’s my choice, that’s their choice, and that’s fine! 🙂

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.