Denver Council Members Block Chick-fil-A From Opening a Location at Airport

Denver Airport Blocks Chick-fil-A

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Chick-fil-A has over 40 standalone stores in Colorado.

Chick-fil-A is no stranger to the Colorado area, but the chicken chain is having a hard time opening a restaurant at the Denver International Airport.

The Denver City Council is holding off on approving a lease for Chick-fil-A because of the company’s views on gay marriage, stating that they want to make sure all employees are treated fairly regardless of sexual orientation.

“I think the gay and lesbian community does feel concern about any organization that has, in the past, made reference to preventing families like theirs to be protected,” Robin Kniech, who is the city council’s first openly gay member, told CBS Denver.

Chick-fil-A responded to the concerns presented by the council members in a statement, saying, “Chick-fil-A and its franchised restaurant owners are equal opportunity employers with more than 75,000 individuals who represent many diverse viewpoints, opinions, backgrounds and beliefs.”


Chick-fil-A is vying to open in Concourse B, in a space currently occupied by Steak Escape. There are over 40 standalone Chick-fil-A locations across Colorado.