As part of an attempt to captivate the Millennial crowd, Chick-fil-A is planning a massive New York expansion. CEO Dan Cathy, who two years ago incited protests and boycotts with his public opposition of gay marriage, tells USA Today that he's "more wise" now, and believes that the "next big thing is urbanization."
To appeal to the urbanites, the new Chick-fil-As will be outfitted with open kitchens, "much more natural wood," and maybe even chefs in white coats. Chick-fil-A also just rolled out a line of healthier grilled chicken options, and the chain is trying to get rid of the high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, and plastic in its products. Also, the company wants to use only antibiotic-free chicken within five years. Meanwhile, there is still that one regular old outpost of the fried chicken chain, tucked away in the NYU dining hall.
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