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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

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How about go chicken go or Popeyes or slim chickens I mean there are loads of choices where no one will care

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beautyfromashes wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:28 am
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Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:58 am
Sure but it’s the exclusionary aspect that is problematic. I’m just saying it shouldn’t get public funds. I would also be against a group that used their money to fund getting rid of churches.
I can understand that. I guess I'd just prefer that if the public wants to take a political stand, they do so by not giving business to companies they disagree with. There have been strong campaigns against Chik-FilA to encourage people not to eat there. They seem to have failed mostly. So, people have made their choice and that is the beauty of a free society. Obviously, there is a demand for the product of Chik-FilA and people that want to eat their food. I agree with your statement mostly that businesses shouldn't be in the politics game. I guess I'd also prefer government not be in the personal donations of business owners business. Just pick the best restaurants and vendors for the airport. Let people make their own personal choices about where they want to spend their money.
The public has few effective tools to take a political stand as it is, so I figure people should use whatever they've got. It's obvious enough that "personal choices" actually don't amount to anything, only organized actions do, which is why companies prefer to deal with an atomized work force instead of a union, for example. There is nothing stopping you from similarly organizing whatever groups have an interest in getting CFA into the airport -- lovers of shitty fast food chicken, homophobes, whoever else -- to publish a letter of your own. Organizing and telling public entities what you want from them is also one of the beauties of a free society.

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Chick-fil-a that wasn’t absolutely slammed when flying through an airport that had one. Even being closed on Sundays, I’d imagine they still would’ve been one of the biggest money makers in the airport.
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CFA is something I'll probably never understand the hype for, as their chicken isn't meaningfully tastier than any other fast food restaurant that specializes in chicken. Residual "ooh, new shiny" from their kudzu-like national expansion? Being really good at marketing that's not targeted at me/my demographic?

(Also, if the past day's worth of posts in this thread hasn't been the Batsignal for our favorite "not-currently-in market gibberish and so on" bot, I don't know what would be.)

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Was CFA the northland’s dining contribution? Regardless, CFA is out so the discussion is over.

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I heard they’re going to replace it with something local- so how is that a bad thing for us?

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AlkaliAxel wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:28 pm
I heard they’re going to replace it with something local- so how is that a bad thing for us?
Because they gave into the SJW crowd when they should have told them to fuck off

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Goonies wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:05 pm
AlkaliAxel wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:28 pm
I heard they’re going to replace it with something local- so how is that a bad thing for us?
Because they gave into the SJW crowd when they should have told them to fuck off
You are correct, there is someone in this equation that we should tell to fuck off.

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While I wouldn’t exactly word it the same way as goonies there, I think it’s a little bit ridiculous to have absolutely no discussion or public comment on this issue. They had one group bring a letter citing an issue they had, and two days later the business is pulled. Don’t see that as letting the traveling public decide, by voting with their money. Furthermore, the Sunday closing issue is mute, as the concession provider already had a plan in place to have another operator operate out of the space on Sundays.
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grovester wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:08 pm
Goonies wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:05 pm
AlkaliAxel wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:28 pm
I heard they’re going to replace it with something local- so how is that a bad thing for us?
Because they gave into the SJW crowd when they should have told them to fuck off
You are correct, there is someone in this equation that we should tell to fuck off.
Yeah the do nothing group who has no ideas other than destructive virtue signaling. Let's replace a successful business like Chikfila because of that happened something 12 years ago and replace it with a local place like Ruby Jean's that closed down a few stores pre pandemic. Yeah!

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To be clear I don’t care about whatever CFA says, that’s their own business, the only thing I had a gripe with was Sunday being closed and potentially pushing out someone local.

Hot take- Hawaiian Bros would be a fantastic airport option. It’s local, it’s super quick and in a box, and it’s good unique food that would showcase us well. It’s just a super cool and trendy place we could show off that I think travelers from all over would love.

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The entire anti CFA thing this board seems to have going on is ridiculous. Ya'll.. their business itself doesn't exclude. Therefore, I could really give a rats ass less as to what anyones personal thoughts are within their organization. There's going to be people you disagree with in EVERY business. As long as that business isn't excluding anyone illegally then IT DOES NOT MATTER. Don't be such hypocrites.

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As much as I personally don't like chains I see their draw in places like an airport or even downtown areas. People want something familiar if they need something quick. I'd say a McDonald's would be w good replacement.

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There are so many other options, even in the chicken world!, why would a bid group take even the smallest risk to back CFA?

Easiest decision that executive ever made.

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KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:29 am
As much as I personally don't like chains I see their draw in places like an airport or even downtown areas. People want something familiar if they need something quick. I'd say a McDonald's would be w good replacement.
McDonald's just says, "I'm old and still have fond memories of my childhood in the 60s." Not exactly what you want to portray as your entrance to the city.

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If there's no CFA, absolutely nobody in the world, except maybe people who earnestly complain about "SJWs" (lol), is going to walk into the airport and be bothered that it isn't there, but if there is a CFA, it will help shape the opinions that some non-zero number of visitors form about the city. Whatever you think about CFA's (noxious) corporate activism or (garbage) product, it is obviously better PR not to have them. Asking to exclude them, which is affirmatively positive for the city, is less "virtue signaling" than thrashing about on the internet in defense of a multi-billion dollar company -- you have no purpose here except to "virtue signal" that you won't bow down to the, ahem, "SJW crowd" (lol again). Rally all your gamer bros to publish your own letter railing against this decision or get over it.

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beautyfromashes wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:36 am
KCPowercat wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:29 am
As much as I personally don't like chains I see their draw in places like an airport or even downtown areas. People want something familiar if they need something quick. I'd say a McDonald's would be w good replacement.
McDonald's just says, "I'm old and still have fond memories of my childhood in the 60s." Not exactly what you want to portray as your entrance to the city.
They are consistently busy at airports.

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

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Can we move on from CFA now? Obviously, politics has invaded and has a stranglehold on every aspect of our lives now, apparently including fast food. The decisions been made. Hawaiian Brothers would be a nice additional though I don't know if it has the draw of other national chains, which we probably need at least one of. Whataburger seems to be making a strong play in KC. I've also seen a few Shake Shacks and Five Guys in airports though I would never eat a greasy burger before a long flight.

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

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A little disappointed here by the restaurant venues proposed for the new airport. I think the city needs to have a representation from the food it is most known for: BBQ and particular consideration should be given to one of KC's better known BBQ restaurants. Omitting BBQ would be a a missed opportunity for the city to show its stuff. Plus it's what people expect when they come to KC.

Happy to have a couple of fast food restaurants in the airport. I was flying last night and when I arrived late at my destination, travellers were buying McDonalds to take home with them due to the convenience and late hour. Very happy Chick-Filet was rejected. Nothing to do with politics but a restaurant that won't open on Sunday isn't providing the best possible service at an airport (plus, their food is ordinary and nothing special).

It's absolutely crazy that some think restaurants from different parts of the city need to be represented at the airport. That's political nonsense.

Lastly, why is KC using a concession to manage restaurants at the airport? It's a small airport that will have a dozen or less venues. It's not Chicago O'Hare. Just bring in the actual restaurant groups from around town to run their own shops.
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Highlander wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:30 am

Lastly, why is KC using a concession to manage restaurants at the airport? It's a small airport that will have a dozen or less venues. It's not Chicago O'Hare. Just bring in the actual restaurant groups from around town to run their own shops.
KCI today and all most all of our peers use this model. Its efficient and has a bunch of benefits

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