CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chick-fil.
A. restaurants nationwide are scrambling to come up with a “shame menu” for customers who are offended by the restaurant chain’s stance on same-sex marriage.
The chain said Thursday that it would no longer sell a $25 menu item featuring a rainbow-colored dish with a sesame seed bun and a “gay pride” sticker.
Chicken nuggets and chicken tenders are available in its restaurants, and Chick-Fil-A’s own website is selling rainbow t-shirts, rainbow cups and rainbow socks.
Customers can choose from the options on the menu and customize the items to their liking.
“As you can imagine, we’re upset by what we perceive to be the outrageous behavior of some of our customers,” said the chain’s executive vice president of corporate communications, Amy DeCarolis, in a statement.
But she said the company will continue to serve customers in its stores and “the millions of others who love and support Chick-Fila.”
A few months ago, the company announced it would ban its gay-themed items from its stores.
A representative for Chick-Gay said the restaurant would not make any further changes to its menu.
In an email, the chain said it was reviewing its policy and “will take appropriate action” when appropriate.