Petition Opposing Chick-fil-A at Garden State Parkway Rest Stop in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The New Jersey Turnpike Authority announced plans earlier this month to bring a Chick-fil-A and a Starbucks to Bloomfield’s Brookdale South rest stop of the Garden State Parkway, replacing the former McDonald’s on the site.

Bloomfield Mayor Mike Venezia and Councilman Rich Rockwell released a statement opposing the restaurant, and were joined by Montclair Councilor at Large Peter Yacobellis.

Now, a petition, calling for a ban on Chick-fil-A restaurants on the Garden State Parkway, is gaining traction. The petition states:

Chick-fil-A‘s parent company has a long history of supporting political candidates and individuals as well as organizations that actively oppose and work to undermine the civil rights and equality of all of New Jersey citizens.

Chick-fil-A imposes its religion on employees, customers and operators and as a publicly funded entity, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority should not allow this type of business to operate on the Parkway.

This restaurant chain would be an affront to all of the citizens of New Jersey that make up the tremendous diversity that makes our state such a great place to live.

Read full petition here.

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  1. Petition is incorrect in that it states Chick-fil-A is also going to the Vauxhall AKA Whitney Houston plaza. That is going to be a Shake Shack, Popeye’s and Dunkin’ Donuts.

    Me and my money will stick with Stuff’d, Ruthie’s, and Big Bill’s TYVM.

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