It's not what you think.
I really like to eat there: the food is good, the staff is courteous, and the restaurants are uniformly clean.
Yes, there's that foofaraw about something the CEO said about marriage that has a vocal bunch of people upset and calling for a boycott.
Now it's none of my beeswax what consenting adults do between or among themselves. There are some things I would advise my children not to do--smoking stinky cigars, for instance--but when they become adults, it becomes their problem. The government has moved somewhat in the same direction--butting out of the bedroom when no one is harmed. Hopefully they'll butt out of the wedding business as well. Who marries whom is a religious and/or cultural construct, and enforcing religious and cultural institutions doesn't really seem to fall within the purview of government.
That doesn't seem to be what our bloviating boycotters want. Rather than being left alone, they want to be patted on the head by the government. They're certainly within their rights to advocate for it; after all, it's said to be a free country. It's also the right of CEO Dan Cathy to express his views on the issue.
Surprisingly, some government officials have apparently used their positions to punish not only Mr. Cathy, but the franchisees who do business with his company. That made the contrarian in me hungry for a chicken sandwich right then. Well, some other folks who wanted to show support for CEO Dan Cathy's right to voice his opinion were calling for a "buy-cott" on August first. That seemed like a workable idea.
"Seemed" is the operative term: Traffic outside the restaurant in town was lined up around the block in two directions. It looks like there's a risk of their running out of chicken today.
Ah well, they'll probably be open tomorrow...