Monday, December 3, 2012

Chick-fil-A unlikely to come to UIS campus

If Chick-fil-A makes a return to Springfield, it probably won’t be on the University of Illinois Springfield campus.

A task force composed of student and faculty members submitted a report Sunday to the Student Government Association opposing any franchise restaurant.

Last year, the possibility of the fast-food chicken restaurant locating at UIS drew sharp opposition from people who said the company supports anti-gay organizations.

In response to the controversy, the SGA created a task force to study whether or not bringing Chick-fil-A or any other franchise restaurant would be a good idea.

It’s not, the report found.

Instead, the group suggested having a restaurant operated by UIS food services that would carry brand-name foods, such as Papa Murphy’s pizza, TGI Fridays chicken or White Castle hamburgers, for example.

The story was featured by the State Journal-Register on December 3, 2012.

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