White Man’s Chicken Day: The Implicit Whiteness and Racial Segregation of Chick-fil-A Restaurants, South Alabama Edition

Is Chick-fil-A running a white privilege business model?

Alabama

Paul Kersey has a new post up on SBPDL.com about the implicit whiteness of Chick-fil-A restaurants.

After running through all 190+ Chick-fil-A locations in Georgia, he has empirically confirmed that Chick-fil-A only seems to thrive in upscale White Christian middle class enclaves.

Here in Alabama, few things are more obvious than the implicit whiteness of Chick-fil-A restaurants. In a state where black people love fried chicken, I couldn’t think of a single Chick-fil-A restaurant that I had ever seen in a Black Undertow ghetto area, and I am familiar with all of the majority black cities and counties in the Alabama Black Belt.

Paul Kersey writes:

“In reality, Chick-fil-A is company that is entirely wedded to a business model completely reliant on serving communities with strong social capital and a thriving middle-class. Yes, the religious aspect is important, but it is the concept of community (as Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam begrudgingly told us, communities can only thrive when trust and high social capital are present; i.e., a lack of diversity) that is fundamentally at the heart of the Truett Cathy’s enterprise.”

Let’s start with the peculiar geographic distribution of the Chick-fil-A restaurants on my own home turf in Southeast Alabama:

(1) Auburn, AL: 78.05% White

Chick-fil-A has three locations in Auburn which is not surprising given that 86.4 percent of Auburn University students are White and most of them come from the upscale middle class evangelical Christian families that are the foundation of the Chick-fil-A business model:

Village Mall
1627 Opelika Rd Ste 54
Auburn, AL 36830

326 W Magnolia Ave
Auburn, AL 36832

Auburn University
255 Duncan Dr
Auburn, AL 36849

The Chick-fil-A restaurants in Auburn are strategically located on the Auburn campus, at the Village Mall that caters to the Auburn-Opelika metropolitan area, and right on the main drag on East Magnolia Ave where Auburn students live in off campus housing near Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Two of the Chick-fil-A locations – Duncan Drive and East Magnolia – are in Census Track 404 which is 83 percent White. The Village Mall location straddles the Auburn-Opelika border in Census Track 411 which is 57 percent White.

(2) Opelika, AL: 50.6% White

Opelika is Auburn’s blacker and more downscale twin sister. There are more blacks and fewer upscale middle class White Christians here. Normally, we wouldn’t expect to see a Chick-fil-A location in Opelika, but the new TigerTown strip mall has opened up on I-85 in Opelika and this is a key area that attracts the commerce of all the White Auburn students like the Village Mall location.

TigerTown
2052 Tiger Town Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801

The TigerTown location in Opelika is effectively a fourth Auburn location.

(3) Phenix City, AL: 52.94% White

Chick-fil-A has one location in Phenix City, AL which is a suburb of Columbus, GA:

3711 U.S. Hwy 280
Phenix City, AL 36867

The Phenix City location is strategically located in North Phenix City in Census Track 304 which is 72 percent White. This is the newer and more upscale part of Phenix City where Whites have been forced to move out toward the countryside and rebuild their civilization to escape the Black Undertow.

(4) Dothan, AL: 67.33% White

3418 Ross Clark Cir
Dothan, AL 36303

Chick-fil-A has one location in Dothan on Ross Clark Circle which is the White metropole of Southeast Alabama. This Chick-fil-A restaurant is located in the more ritzy part of Dothan’s commercial district in Census Track 404 which is 82 percent White.

(5) Troy, AL: 55% White

Where else would you expect to find a Chick-fil-A in Southeast Alabama?

Troy State University
214 Adams Ctr
Troy, AL 36082
(334) 670-5858

Of course, you can find the only other Chick-fil-A location in Southeast Alabama in the heart of the Troy University campus, which is the third largest state university system in Alabama. The Troy State University student body is 52 percent White.

There are enough upscale middle class White Christian students in Troy to justify one Chick-fil-A on campus. As we have seen, there are four Chick-fil-A locations in Auburn-Opelika, which is strange considering that Troy has 18,788 undergraduates whereas Auburn has 19,254.

The difference being that Auburn students are more White, more upscale, and more middle class, and have more money than Troy students, which always means more Chick-fil-A restaurants.

(6) Montgomery, AL: 37.3% White

After Southeast Alabama, the next area that I am most familiar with is Central Alabama, and 37.3% White Montgomery boasts an impressive list of five Chick-fil-A locations:

915 Ann St
Montgomery, AL 36107

201 Monroe St
Montgomery, AL 36104

Montgomery-Promenade
2682 Eastern Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36117

Eastdale Mall
1250 Eastdale Mall
Montgomery, AL 36117

Eastchase
6921 Eastchase Loop
Montgomery, AL 36117

As we saw in Phenix City, the overall demographics of a city can be misleading, as the Chick-fil-A restaurants are never found in the Black Undertow areas, but are always found in suburban sprawl areas where upscale middle class White Christians have relocated to rebuild their civilization.

The Eastchase Chick-fil-A is located in the brand new Eastchase outdoor mall off Taylor Road in Census Track 5406 which is 82 percent White. The Eastdale Chick-fil-A location is still in Eastdale Mall – in Census Track 5402 which is 39 percent White – which until recently was “the White mall” in East Montgomery before the new outdoor Eastchase mall opened up to deter loitering by the Black Undertow.

The Montgomery-Promenade Chick-fil-A is located at the intersection of Vaughn Road and Eastern Boulevard. Until recently, this was also a very upscale middle class White Christian area, but the Black Undertow has expanded out of West Montgomery over the last ten years, and the demographics of Census Track 3302 have changed to 47 percent White/47 percent black, which is reflected in the flight of businesses in that shopping center and the encroachment of dollar stores from the west side of town.

The RSA Tower in downtown Montgomery on Monroe Street is a 22 story building that boasts its own Chick-fil-A location. There are plenty of White Christian customers among its tenants. The Ann Street location near downtown Montgomery caters to the 88 percent of Whites in Census Track 3301, the 85 percent of Whites in Census Track 17, and the 47 percent of Whites in Census Track 16.

(7) Prattville, AL: 83.09% White

Prattville has one Chick-fil-A location:

1967 Cobbs Ford Rd
Prattville, AL 36066

The Prattville-Millbrook area in Autauga County and Elmore County on the other side of the Alabama River are White suburbs where White Montgomery has been fleeing to escape the Black Undertow. So naturally, Chick-fil-A has opened a location in Prattville like it has opened a location in Eastchase where Whites are also retreating further into Montgomery County.

Whites are rebuilding Montgomery there because the immutable laws of The Visible Black Hand of Economics are steadily transforming East Montgomery into West Montgomery complete with the all standard features of a Black Undertow ghetto economy like innumerable abandoned shopping malls, depreciated homes, dollar stores, title pawn stores, hair and nail salons, beauty supply stores, car washes and cash advance stores.

(7) Daphne, AL: 85.33% White
1682 Us Highway 98
Daphne, AL 36526

Foley, AL: 74.49% White
3013 S Mckenzie St
Foley, AL 36535

Spanish Fort, AL: 93.64% White
30500 SR 181 Suite B
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

For some strange reason, there are three Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Mobile suburbs in Baldwin County, AL which is 85.7% White. Could it be because Mobile is also being rebuilt in the Whitopias of Baldwin County by upscale middle class White Christians who are trying to escape the violent crime, dysfunctional schools, and collapsing property values caused by the Black Undertow?

(8) Mobile, AL: 48.2% White

Mobile has four Chick-fil-A restaurants:

435 Schillinger Rd S
Mobile, AL 36695

University of South Alabama
350 Campus Dr
Mobile, AL 36688

Bell Air Mall
3215c Bel Air Mall
Mobile, AL 36606

3244 Dauphin St
Mobile, AL 36606

Naturally, there is a Chick-fil-A on the 64 percent White campus of the University of South Alabama, and we can also find Chick-fil-A in the Bell Air Mall where upscale middle class White Christians would be shopping.

The Chick-fil-A on Dauphin Street off I-65 caters to the 88 percent of Whites who live in Census Track 3302, Census Track 3301, and the 59 percent of Whites in Census Track 28. The Chick-fil-A on Schillinger Road caters to the surrounding census tracks which range from 60% White to 82% White.

There are no Chick-fil-A restaurants in Southwest Alabama outside of Mobile County and Baldwin County.

If you are looking for a Chick-fil-A restaurant in South Alabama, you will only find them in areas that are whiter than average, more upscale than average, more middle class than average, more evangelical Christian than average, and more Republican than average. You literally won’t find them anywhere else.

OD celebrates White Man’s Chicken Day by observing that black people love fried chicken, but for some reason Chick-fil-A doesn’t love black communities. Eat mor chikin!

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50 Comments

  1. Thinking I might have to do something really revolutionary and take the wife on a 5 hour road trip to the nearest Chik-fil-A (in Boise) and eat.

    One of the few last things we can do before the shooting starts.

  2. Went to two different Chick-fil-a’s today. It was so crowded but yet no fights, no cursing. Everyone was very nice and seemed to have eyes wide open.

    Funny story about the second one. When we entered there was a toddler, a black male, trying to walk out the door. And we *gasp* profiled who the mother was and brought him back over and she had no idea. This was funny to me. My father later remarked that he figured they would have security to which I wanted to reply “Why? This is white America.” I decided to be polite in public.

    Anyways, I found the day very surprising. Every location has been filled since their 8 a.m. openings and the poor employes haven’t even had breaks! Hopefully the brass will give all of the employees a bonus. I’d like to hear other people’s experiences from today if they have them.

  3. Although I’m not big on fast food, I sent my wife and the kids to the burbs today to support CFA. She said the line was blocks long. She added there some gay protesters present.

  4. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/01/chick-fil-appreciation-day-brings-out-supporters-more-protestors/

    In honor of Chick Fil A Appreciation day, I went to my local one for lunch. The response to the call to show support was overwhelming. There was nowhere to park in the parking lot, and cars were waiting to get in. I did what lots of others did and parked at the neighboring business and walked over. There were no tables to be had and long lines at the counter. I didn’t mind, I got my wonderful sandwich to go.

    I never thought about where these restaurants were located. It makes sense. It’s more upscale fast food and more labor intensive, since they always provide excellent service, and super-clean facilities as well as great food. So as a result, it’s more costly.

    I’ll be going to Chick Fil A more often.

  5. P.S. The last paragraph in the article I linked above:

    “On Friday, supporters of same-sex marriage will have their say. They plan a “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country – encouraging gays and lesbians to share a public display of affection at the home of the chicken sandwich.”

    I really hope the fags don’t do that at my local Chick Fil A. Eww!

  6. “John says:
    August 2, 2012 at 1:05 am
    The revolution will not be televised. It will be rotisserized.”

    HAHAHA!!! I did the CFA scene. I just got back. It was a very fun party. Tons o’ Whites. Every-one was very polite, and jovial.

    What a strange place my country is. Cultural battle are being fought in fast food restautants. I had the #7. And some really interesting conversations.

    I wil blog about this in a bit, on my little co-blog. I must confer with Haughty Blonde, though, before she goes to bed.

    Lily – I don’t like fast food joints. The food was fine – but it’s too heavy. I eat very lightly, for dinner, these days.

  7. If Chick-Fil-A is so Christian, how come The Company never protested against easy divorce laws ? I think this “Chick-Fil-A” thing is Chock-Fil-A-Bullshit. The Company never campaigned against easy divorce laws. The institution of marriage was undermined and usurped by “christian” heterosexuals who tripped over themselves to get divorced in droves and agitated for easy divorce laws. Let’s see Chick-A-Fulla campaign against easy divorce laws. The Company would go broke within a month. “Christian” heterosexuals undermined the institution of marriage more than anyone else — not gays — if one wishes to see the issue in The Light of The Truth.
    And then, there’s the issue of abortion……
    I’ll pass on Chick-Fil-A. Going to a good old-fashioned steak house tonight. A steak, a salad, bread, some wine, sounds a million times more sane than this Chick-Fil-A bullshit.

  8. Joe,

    When was Chic-fil-A founded? Maybe they should have boycotted Lincoln after John Brown raided the Harper’s Ferry branch in retaliation for Cathy opposing abolition.

  9. 2-3 hour long lines at all local Chick-Fil-A restaurants in my part of NJ.

    I bet the other fast food places are hoping Rahm Emmanuel denounces them next!

  10. “Going to a good old-fashioned steak house tonight. A steak, a salad, bread, some wine…”

    I’m from NYC. That is not how/what a real New Yorker orders in a steak house.

    Joe, you ever even been to the Bronx? Do you even know where NYC is located?

    Where is Dominic’s? Where is Rao’s? Where is Two Toms?

  11. @ John
    Yes. “They” should have boycotted Lincoln ; And “they” should have boycotted Jefferson Davis + Judah Philip Benjamin ; And a boycott of the Confederate Secret Service would have been fitting and proper as well, I do very much wish to add ; Heck, “they” should even have boycotted Alexander Hamilton and his “Golden Circle Slave Empire” talmudic- insanity* way -back- when, if one wishes to get historical. Well, at least Andrew Jackson knew what he was doing. The only Southerner who ever had any brains. Well wait, I’m sorry, Mammy wasn’t a lightweight in the brains department either. Rhett Butler gave Mammy his highest compliments.
    * A redundancy.

  12. @ the gringch: are you the grinch who tried to steal Christmas? :
    I don’t do fast food. I can’t be bothered. End of discussion.
    For more information about where The Bronx is located, and the history of the Bronx, Google :
    ” What the f*ck do you wanna know for? ”
    Excellent google search term for the Bronx, and NYC in general.

  13. Joe, you intrigue me. In all honesty your tone is annoying but what you say is interesting. If you had to sum up your position in relation to this website’s purpose, what would it be?

  14. It’ll probably turn out that Chick-Fil-A company is owned by Emmanuel’s brother-in-law’s wife’s father. Somthing like that.That would be a hoot. I wouldn’t be suprised in the least.

  15. ” What the f*ck do you wanna know for? ”

    Well, that wasn’t bad for a textbook reply; at least his handlers are getting a bit sharper, I’ll give them that much.

    For all you Southerners, here’s an old NYC local joke:

    Q. How many New Yorkers does it take to change a light bulb?
    A. What am I, a f#ckin’ information booth?

    All the same, if this was a WWII movie, I feel like we’re at the point where I ask Joe:

    ME: Hey Joe, who do you think is gonna win the pennant this winter — the Packers or the Celts?
    JOE: Oh I think this year it’s gonna be the Packers.

    SMASH CUT TO: Joe is taken into custody by the OSS, for questioning by Mister Pliers.

  16. @SomeGuy
    My postion vis-a-vis “OD” is the same position I hold vis-a-vis everything else:
    [ cum grano salis ]
    I take it with a grain of salt.
    Just a grain. Don’t use too much salt, that ain’t healthy for ya’. Just a little bit, however, does add some spice, I would like to say. When I want it more spicy, I sprinkle a little pepper on it, as I do in my more sardonic posts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an iconoclast really, though I’ve never been known to shy away from some iconoclasm here and there. I do enjoy it when it’s necessary, I would like to add that as well.
    In the words of The Ancients : Virtus in media stat.
    [ Virtue stands in the middle]*
    * Of course, there are exceptions to that now and then, but as a general guide, it makes sense.

  17. When I was a young white lad, Whites had two options if they wanted fastfood:
    Roy Rogers and Arbys.
    That’s what we did. We were young and we were White.
    It was the mid 1990’s. These were simpler times.
    We didn’t need Mike Huckabee to tell us right from wrong.
    We voted with our feet & an army marches on their stomaches.
    We wanted roast beef.

  18. “are you the grinch who tried to steal Christmas?”

    Heh. The book (and the half-hour Chuck Jones/Karloff short) is called “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” It is frequently mis-cited as “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” but I’ve never heard anybody shoe-horn “tried to steal” into the phrase.

    Is that how they translated it for you from the Hebrew?

    Oh and by the way…. who will win the Stanley Cup this summer — the Steelers, or the Lakers?

  19. Never been to a Chick-fil-A. Only one location in Wi.. A radio news reporter said it was mobbed with people. Long lines.

    Conservatives do not usually do thing like this. Something is in the air.

  20. There’s some pretty good seafood restaurants on City Island. That’s where my “handler”, Vito Corleone, takes me when I pull off a successful caper. Vito lives in Pelham Manor. That’s where the Real bosses live. Well, some live in Eastchester, near the border of Bronxville, that old founding stock town where the Kennedys lived when…..
    I’ll have to stop here, I’m giving away too many secrets as it is. If you never hear from me again ……..

  21. Joe De Maggio is goin to win the Stanley Cup this summer at Yankee Stadium. Everybody knows that already. Gosh. They don’t call ’em the [Autumn Boys] for nothin you know. Geezzz.

  22. “Joe De Maggio is goin to win the Stanley Cup this summer”

    That ain’t how you spell his name, bud. And you, claiming to be Italian and such.

    Guards!

    Sieze him!!!

    [I always wanted to say that…]

  23. @ grinch
    Please slow down. I still haven’t gotten around to googling, ” Tisha B’AV” and “Ha Makom” yet. Boy. Everything moves at such quick pace here. I thought things in the South were supposed to move at a slower, more civilized pace. That’s what the tourist brochures say. Gee.
    Considering you are The Grinch, I concede to you on all matters concerning the “stealing” of Christmas. I guess you know more about that subject than I do, as you’re the grinch. Personally, I love Christmas trees. Anyone tries to take my Christmas tree away from me will truly find out what The Bronx is all about. Yes sirre bob.

  24. @ gringch
    I must end this discussion for now. My dog is jumping on me and barking. It’s time for his walk. I’ll be back in about an hour or so. It’s difficult to concentrate on spelling with my dog jumping on me and all. Teddy had steak for dinner. Ciao for now.

  25. Joe Among You indeed.

    Nicely done with DiMaggio! Good fkn catch. Joe’s comments ought to be blocked. No one from his neck of the woods would get that wrong.

  26. Seems like the homosexuals are being used as scapegoats for all the great faults of White Christian America throughout America’s history.

  27. Gays and lesbians would never even think to agitate for marriage if White Heterosexual Christian America was truly about Morality.

  28. Go minister to your children White Christian America: All the White Christian children hurting so much because they truly have no Family. Charity begins at home. Attend to your children who languish in confusion from all the divorce. Then go minister to the homosexuals.

  29. And when you minister White Christian Americans, minister in Grace, and minister in the Disposition of Lenity, not fire-and-brimstone. White Christian Heterosexual America is hardly in the position to issues anathemas upon anyone.

  30. Go minister to your children White Christian America: All the White Christian children hurting so much because they truly have no Family. Charity begins at home. Attend to your children who languish in confusion from all the divorce. Then go minister to the homosexuals.
    After 50-60 years of do your own thing, in this case, virtue stands in the middle.

  31. Mary – yuppers. It’s “Nordic Sage”.Hunter was gracious enough to add us to his blog roll. I just did big long post about my ChickFil A experience.

    We started the blog to offer a place for Racialist women to convene, and not suffer relentless attacks and blame from alleged White Racialist males. All are welcome, though. No bashing is permitted. Males or females. AryanGoddess has more time, during the day, to filter; she bans trolls and losers on the spot. I’d be inclined to “play with my food, before I eat it” m’self – but she usually nails ’em first.

    I co-blog with Aryan Goddess. We have been so wildly busy – the posts are sporadic. We are beginning to ramp up. Please visit!

  32. Thanks for another text-wall of gibberish, Joew. Try swallowing your pills with a glass of water next time, instead of grinding them up and snorting them.

  33. “John says:
    August 2, 2012 at 1:54 am
    Joe,

    When was Chic-fil-A founded? Maybe they should have boycotted Lincoln after John Brown raided the Harper’s Ferry branch in retaliation for Cathy opposing abolition.”

    John – that was excellent. I El Oh Elled.

    Joe – “Teddy had steak for dinner” AAAGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    I am actually beginning to appreciate Joe. (Shorter is better, Joe. Your posts are funnier, when briefer. Brevity and the soul of wit, ‘n all. Plus you’ve bene Naming die Jude – which always goes over well, in the MonoManical Blamers of Jews for EVERYTHING Corner! of Hunter’s blog)

    I think he’s an old Italian Catholic guy, from NYC – who just kikes to play here. We are his toys.


  34. It’s difficult to concentrate on spelling with my dog jumping on me and all. Teddy had steak for dinner.

    Mystery solved: Joe is really Michael Savage 🙂

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