Wendy’s stepped into a world of controversy this afternoon after Wendy’s franchisee Jim Furman was forced to remove “We Stand With Chick Fil A” on a number of his stores’ signs:
Jim Furman, CEO of Tarheel Capital, is one of Wendy’s biggest franchise owners (he has 86 locations), and he’s making his support for Chick-fil-A known.
This morning, several of his Wendy’s locations in North Carolina put up signs that read, “We stand with Chick-fil-A,” reports the L.A. Times.
When asked about this on Twitter, Wendy’s replied:
Wendy’s put the emphasis on “ALL,” which seemed to imply that Chick-Fil-A didn’t serve all.
It’s unclear whether or not Wendy’s was saying they were in TwitMO (for Tweeting the same message over and over to a large number of accounts) or if it was just a deflection. They really emphasized howthey were happy to serve all but Chick-Fil-A?
An hour later:
Chick-Fil-A doesn’t discriminate in either hiring or service, so it’s unclear why Wendy’s felt the need to involve itself and suggest otherwise.