Chick-Fil-A's plans for a restaurant at a rest stop on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway is facing some political pushback.
At issue is the restaurant's history of stands on marriage and other topics that have been portrayed by critics as being "anti-LGBTQ." But the company has said such claims have been based on "misleading" media reports.
In Bloomfield, where the planned restaurant would be located, the mayor and a gay councilman are asking the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates the parkway, to reconsider putting a Chick-Fil-A at the Brookdale South rest stop, according to NorthJersey.com.
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Mayor Michael Venezia and Councilman Rich Rockwell released statements urging the turnpike authority to rethink the decision.
Venezia called the plan "incredibly disappointing."