Emily Carby, a senior airman at Colorado’s Buckley Air Force Base, is all for eating more chicken.
That’s why she created a now-viral Change.org petition that calls on Chick-fil-A to bring the restaurant to military bases across the country for the first time. (Currently, a total of 2,200 name-brand fast-food restaurants — such as Subway, Church’s Chicken, and Captain D’s — can be found on U.S. military bases, according to the Panama City News Herald).
In the petition, Carby wrote she is “calling on all military members, base workers and retirees to come together and ask the United States Government to consider contracting Chick-Fil-A’s on United States military installations.”
She added that the option would give military personnel access to “healthier choices,” as well as more variety.
It would appear that many agree with Carby: [currently the petition is at 115,611 signatures]
At least three airmen at Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Fla., told the Panama City News Herald they drive from the airbase to a nearby Chick-fil-A location at least once a week. The manager of that same restaurant also told the paper more than 60 percent of his customers are “affiliated with local military bases.”
But despite the demand, a Chick-fil-A spokesperson told Fox News in a statement the chain has “no plans to expand onto military bases at this time.”
“We will continue to look for ways to serve great food and remarkable service while supporting the military locally with events such as Military Appreciation Night, in-restaurant commemorations and more,” the statement continued.
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