Local customers react to San Antonio airport banning Chick-fil-A

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Is Chick-fil-A being discriminated against for its religious views? That's the question Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is now asking after the fast food restaurant was banned from the San Antonio International Airport.

In late March, the San Antonio city council voted to remove plans for the restaurant to be in its airport because of what they're calling the company's legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.

It's a move customers in College Station say they're surprised by.

"Because a lot of times you've heard about Chick-fil-A's stance on everything and the fact that they're actually doing something about it now is shocking to me and in a place like Texas," said Madison Brast, a College Station resident.

"The fact that people of all religions come to Chick-fil-A because of their quality food and customer service I think that would uphold the reasoning of why it should stay there, so it's kind of shocking and interesting to hear," said Heather Gonzalez, a College Station resident.

Some customers say they don't believe the news will affect Chick-fil-A one way or the other.

"Chick-fil-A has already established a big customer base, so I don't think anything San Antonio is doing will impact it," said Brast.

In a statement the Chick-fil-A Inc. says:
"Recent coverage about Chick-fil-A continues to drive an inaccurate narrative about our brand. We do not have a political or social agenda or discriminate against any group. More than 145,000 people from different backgrounds and beliefs represent the Chick-fil-A brand. We embrace all people, regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.“