After I initially wrote about David Vogt’s Spring Fling event advertising Chick-Fil-A for lunch on Sunday March 23, I sought comment from corporate communications at Chick-Fil-A.
I received the following statement from Chick-Fil-A’s corporate communications:
We were unaware of this event in Brunswick as all local promotions are handled by our independent Restaurant Operators. As you can imagine, serving high quality, fresh food and living by our corporate values, such as Closed on Sunday, are two of the most important priorities of our company. Because of our steadfast commitment to these principles, our food will not be served at the event on Sunday. We look forward to serving Brunswick the other six days of the week.
After I initially speculated food might be reheated from Saturday, a Frederick County GOP activist noted that wasn’t the case and that it was a regular occurrence for managers to prepare food on Sundays for events. The above statement from Chick-Fil-A confirms what I thought – that is still a violation of the corporation’s Closed on Sunday policy. I also confirmed from a local source yesterday that Vogt is a manager for Chick-Fil-A.
UPDATE: Joe Steffen notes that doomsday prepper and former Congressman Roscoe Bartlett will be Vogt’s special guest at the event and has more background on the Chick-Fil-A situation.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.