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Rider University rejects Chick-fil-A as students' top pick for new eatery, citing 'corporate values'

| Rider University has rejected student demands to bring Chick-fil-A to campus, citing the chicken chain’s “corporate values” that apparently don’t align with those of the private New Jersey school.

Administrators sent out a survey last semester asking students which restaurant they would like to see on campus, Campus Reform reported. After Chick-fil-A became the clear winner, the school decided to change course in the name of “inclusion for all people,” the outlet reported.

| Chick-fil-A’s “corporate values have not sufficiently progressed enough to align with those of Rider,” the university told students in a Nov. 1 email explaining the decision to reject the results of the survey, Campus Reform reported.

Chick-Fil-A came under fire in 2012 after CEO Dan Cathy, a conservative Christian, revealed his disapproval of gay marriage. His comments and Chick-fil-A’s history of donating to socially conservative organizations

| sparked nationwide calls for a boycott, which only seemed to bolster the company’s success. The chicken chain is on track to become the third-largest fast-food chain in the U.S. and was named the nation’s favorite fast-food restaurant for the third year in a row in this year’s American Customer Satisfaction Index’s Restaurant Report.

| Rider’s assistant vice president of Student Affairs, Jan Friedman-Krupnick, told Campus Reform that the decision to reject students’ top choice of Chick-fil-A came after officials listened to the concerns of the school community.


| "Corporate values"? Really? Just because the CEO made a comment about not liking gay marriage? Its not like they have corporate discrimination policies against homosexuals. Its not like theyre constantly publicly denouncing homosexuals. If we're talking poor corporate morals, there are much worse complaints to be had for many companies.

| The real scandal is that a fast-food chain is supported by a public school/university. As if the US hasn't already issues with unhealthy and fat people. Why should a public canteen with a solid menu not enough?

| >>493478
Ok, reading again I have to ask for which school the fast-food-chain should open a branch: (public?) rider university or the private "new jersey school" or are they both the same/private?
Why are there private schools at all? You have a 2-class education? Or is it for religious fundamdntalist sects?

| Public education is government run, but certified privately operated schools also exist. Previously they were entirely independant systems, but recently there been pushes for the government to support atudemts attending them due to deelings that the public education system is lacking. Many of them are religious, but not all. The private school system actually predates the public system, and was allowed to coexist alongside it.

| *to support stundent attending

| >>493478
Fast food in public institutions is old news. I went to Missouri State back in 2012 & by then Chick-fil-A & Panda Express were already leasing space in the cafeteria & making a killing, because most college students are on a tight budget & don't want to take time to cook.

| >>493681
If it's still actual it's not old. There are many negative effects on society that recently show up. For example the life expectancy in the USA decreased in the last years, which is pretty exceptional for a industrialized nation. Also the amount of diet related diseases increased.

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