Starbucks vs. Chick-fil-A: some results

I didn’t realize there would be a follow-up so soon to my earlier post, but here you go. When I first saw the headline “California Chick-Fil-A Offers Free Meals To Gay Marriage Supporters,” I presumed that a franchisee acted independently to protest the COO’s (I mistakenly referred to Dan Cathy as the CEO in the earlier post; mea culpa) pro-natural marriage stance. But the ... More

Starbucks vs. Chick-fil-A

Two CEOs, two opposing positions on same-sex “marriage,” two similar results? I doubt it. I’m sure I don’t need to remind CV readers of the Chick-fil-A controversy. Just the fact that it has the label “controversy” tells you something. At a Starbuck’s annual shareholders meeting on March 20th, CEO Howard Schultz responded to shareholder Thomas Strobahr, ... More

I choose to eat Chick-fil-A. I choose not to drink Starbucks.

These guys really made out well yesterday. Mooooo. A little lunchtime quick post. I have not bought Starbucks coffee since they announced their overt, institutional support for legalizing “gay marriage” in the state of Washington.  It was a painless decision, really: the coffee is terribly over-roasted and not all that good. Sure, the nearest coffee shop to my office serves Starbucks,... More

Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Now Amazon: Why Controversy is Bad for Business

Source: Flickr For the life of me, I don’t understand why companies – or prominent figures on their leadership teams – publicly engage in financing or commenting on controversial topics that don’t relate at all to the products and services they’re selling. Before the recent furor over Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s statements supporting traditional marriage,... More

STAY CONNECTED


DON’T MISS A THING

Receive our updates via email.