San Antonio Spent Over 300K To Not Let Chick-Fil-A Into Airport
The City of San Antonio has paid in legal fees over $300,000 in legal fees trying to block Chick-Fil-A from opening in the airport. Whataburger is probably welcome. According to the Daily Mail, the City of San Antonio has spent $315,000 on legal fees during the course of its battle with fast-food company Chick-fil-A. The company wanted to open a dining location inside of the new dining area of the San Antonio airport, which the city was against. The controversial company has been in the headlines before for their tax documents showing almost 2 million dollars in donations to anti-LGBTQ organizations. Due to this information being released by Think progress, the San Antonio city council voted to oppose allowing Chick-fil-A from opening up in the airport. Since then, the city has been locked in an expensive legal battle with the company which has cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars. There have been two lawsuits and a federal investigation that is ongoing, with likely more costly legal battles to come.
According to the documents released by Think Progress, the company told them they had started to wind down their donations to anti-LGBTQ supporting causes but new documents were released in March of 2019 that showed otherwise. Instead of slowing down their donations, they actually increased in the 2017 fiscal year to 1.8 million dollars. You can read more about this story at the Daily Mail website.