BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A popular, controversial southern fried chicken restaurant has opened a branch in Boston. The new Chick-fil-A restaurant facing Copley Square had no protestors in sight at its opening day on Wednesday — just hungry customers.
Chick-fil-A had tried to open a restaurant in Boston in 2012, but was rebuffed by then-Boston Mayor Tom Menino over CEO Dan Cathy's opposition to gay marriage. In a now-famous letter to CEO Dan Cathy, Menino said there was "no place for discrimination on Boston's Freedom Trail," where the restaurant had planned to open up, and said the opening of a Chick-fil-A in Boston would be "an insult" to same-sex couples who came to the state to be married.
For their part, customers at the store on Wednesday seemed unbothered by the past controversy.
"I've heard about all that... yeah, sure I care, but they're going to do business anyway," said one customer. "The food is good. It looks and tastes fresh...I don't get into that, just feed me," said another.
WBZ's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports: