A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 16, 2013
Jesus Chicken (Chick-fil-A nickname)

Chick-fil-A is a fast food chain restaurant that specializes in chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets and chicken strips. The founders of the company have Christian beliefs and the restaurants are closed on Sundays.

Chick-fil-A’s nickname of “Jesus chicken” has been cited in print since at least 2003. The “Jesus chicken” nickname was popularized in 2011-12, when gay rights supporters protested that the company’s founders had donated money to Christian groups that were perceived as anti-gay rights.


Wikipedia: Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A is an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Georgia, specializing in chicken sandwiches. Founded in 1946, it has been associated with the Southern United States, where it has become a cultural icon. As of November 2012, Chick-fil-A has 1,679 restaurants in 38 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and is focusing future growth in the American Midwest and Southern California. The corporate culture is heavily influenced by its founder’s Christian beliefs, including opposition to same-sex marriage, conservative political activism, and unlike the vast majority of fast food franchises, being closed for business on Sunday.

Straight Dope Message Board
Kalt
12-20-2003, 12:09 AM
yes, much better. Chik-fil-a is the best chicken out there. I always call it jesus chicken, because it’s run by a bunch of christian fundamentalists. If you go into a chik-fil-a and look closely, you’ll often see bible quotes and wierd jesus shit hidden throughout the store. That being said, i do love their food.

Music & Musician Forums
IFlogMyMolly16
10-29-2004, 06:06 PM
No, but it’s really Christian. Closed on Sunday and junks.
There’s a local band, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack.
So they call it Jesus Chicken Shack.

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Zyrtor
05-06-2009, 06:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BBkidLy
It could be Chick-Fil-A’s way of getting rid of all the dark meat it just tosses as they extract the white meat. Thus, super cheap because it is a byproduct of normal chicken production for them.

You mean they throw all that good meat out?!!!!!
If so, they do not deserve the Title of Jesus Chicken! Jesus would eat a whole chicken!

List Of The Day
Monday, July 12, 2010
Store Nicknames Of The Day
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CHIK-FIL-A
Chicken Jesus (owned by devout Christians and closed on Sundays)

New York (NY) Times
A Chicken Chain’s Corporate Ethos Is Questioned by Gay Rights Advocates
By KIM SEVERSON
Published: January 29, 2011
ATLANTA — The Chick-fil-A sandwich — a hand-breaded chicken breast and a couple of pickles squished into a steamy, white buttered bun — is a staple of some Southern diets and a must-have for people who collect regional food experiences the way some people collect baseball cards.
(...)
Nicknamed “Jesus chicken” by jaded secular fans and embraced by Evangelical Christians, Chick-fil-A is among only a handful of large American companies with conservative religion built into its corporate ethos. But recently its ethos has run smack into the gay rights movement.

Media Research Center—TimesWatch
Severson Promotes Gay Protests Against Chick-fil-A (AKA “Jesus Chicken")
Kim Severson: “Nicknamed ‘Jesus chicken’ by jaded secular fans and embraced by Evangelical Christians, Chick-fil-A is among only a handful of large American companies with conservative religion built into its corporate ethos. But recently its ethos has run smack into the gay rights movement.”

By Clay Waters
Published: 1/31/2011 1:41 PM ET
Kim Severson, former Times food writer, is now the paper’s Atlanta bureau chief, reported Sunday on a smattering of boycotts by gay activists against the Atlanta-based fast food outlet Chick-fil-A, which has many restaurants in the South.
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The Times proves once again it is not overly concerned with the religious sensibilities of Christians with its cavalier reference to “Jesus chicken.”

Project Q (Atlanta, GA)
Georgia tax credits help boost anti-gay schools
By Mike Fleming | Jan 21, 2013
(...)
The New York Times piece is penned by the newspaper’s gay Atlanta bureau chief, hurricane chaser, “Jesus chicken” coining Chick-fil-A critic, and favorite lesbian foodie Kim Severson (interview).

Posted by Barry Popik
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