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Chick-fil-A cancels only UK shop after backlash

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Chick-fil-A cancels only UK shop after backlash

Chick-fil-A cancels only UK shop after backlash

Chick-fil-A is being forced to abandon its first and only store in Britain just days after it was opened.

Local LGBT rights activists protested the American chain over the policies of its religiously-conservative owners.

Matthew Larotonda reports.

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Chick-fil-A cancels only UK shop after backlash

Chick-fil-A, the American chicken sandwich giant, is being forced to close its first and only store in the United Kingdom -- just days after the store was first opened there.

There was a local backlash over the well-known and staunchly conservative religious views of Chick-fil-A's owners.

The store opened in a shopping mall in Reading, England, on October 10th and was quickly hit by protests by LGBT rights activists, as well as calls for a boycott.

According to the Guardian newspaper, the shopping mall owners announced last week they wouldn't extend their six-month lease.

The Chick-fil-A company said over the weekend that the decision was mutual.




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