White Man’s Chicken Day: The Implicit Whiteness and Racial Segregation of Chick-fil-A Restaurants, South Alabama Edition

Is Chick-fil-A running a white privilege business model?

Alabama

Paul Kersey has a new post up on SBPDL.com about the implicit whiteness of Chick-fil-A restaurants.

After running through all 190+ Chick-fil-A locations in Georgia, he has empirically confirmed that Chick-fil-A only seems to thrive in upscale White Christian middle class enclaves.

Here in Alabama, few things are more obvious than the implicit whiteness of Chick-fil-A restaurants. In a state where black people love fried chicken, I couldn’t think of a single Chick-fil-A restaurant that I had ever seen in a Black Undertow ghetto area, and I am familiar with all of the majority black cities and counties in the Alabama Black Belt.

Paul Kersey writes:

“In reality, Chick-fil-A is company that is entirely wedded to a business model completely reliant on serving communities with strong social capital and a thriving middle-class. Yes, the religious aspect is important, but it is the concept of community (as Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam begrudgingly told us, communities can only thrive when trust and high social capital are present; i.e., a lack of diversity) that is fundamentally at the heart of the Truett Cathy’s enterprise.”

Let’s start with the peculiar geographic distribution of the Chick-fil-A restaurants on my own home turf in Southeast Alabama:

(1) Auburn, AL: 78.05% White

Chick-fil-A has three locations in Auburn which is not surprising given that 86.4 percent of Auburn University students are White and most of them come from the upscale middle class evangelical Christian families that are the foundation of the Chick-fil-A business model:

Village Mall
1627 Opelika Rd Ste 54
Auburn, AL 36830

326 W Magnolia Ave
Auburn, AL 36832

Auburn University
255 Duncan Dr
Auburn, AL 36849

The Chick-fil-A restaurants in Auburn are strategically located on the Auburn campus, at the Village Mall that caters to the Auburn-Opelika metropolitan area, and right on the main drag on East Magnolia Ave where Auburn students live in off campus housing near Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Two of the Chick-fil-A locations – Duncan Drive and East Magnolia – are in Census Track 404 which is 83 percent White. The Village Mall location straddles the Auburn-Opelika border in Census Track 411 which is 57 percent White.

(2) Opelika, AL: 50.6% White

Opelika is Auburn’s blacker and more downscale twin sister. There are more blacks and fewer upscale middle class White Christians here. Normally, we wouldn’t expect to see a Chick-fil-A location in Opelika, but the new TigerTown strip mall has opened up on I-85 in Opelika and this is a key area that attracts the commerce of all the White Auburn students like the Village Mall location.

TigerTown
2052 Tiger Town Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801

The TigerTown location in Opelika is effectively a fourth Auburn location.

(3) Phenix City, AL: 52.94% White

Chick-fil-A has one location in Phenix City, AL which is a suburb of Columbus, GA:

3711 U.S. Hwy 280
Phenix City, AL 36867

The Phenix City location is strategically located in North Phenix City in Census Track 304 which is 72 percent White. This is the newer and more upscale part of Phenix City where Whites have been forced to move out toward the countryside and rebuild their civilization to escape the Black Undertow.

(4) Dothan, AL: 67.33% White

3418 Ross Clark Cir
Dothan, AL 36303

Chick-fil-A has one location in Dothan on Ross Clark Circle which is the White metropole of Southeast Alabama. This Chick-fil-A restaurant is located in the more ritzy part of Dothan’s commercial district in Census Track 404 which is 82 percent White.

(5) Troy, AL: 55% White

Where else would you expect to find a Chick-fil-A in Southeast Alabama?

Troy State University
214 Adams Ctr
Troy, AL 36082
(334) 670-5858

Of course, you can find the only other Chick-fil-A location in Southeast Alabama in the heart of the Troy University campus, which is the third largest state university system in Alabama. The Troy State University student body is 52 percent White.

There are enough upscale middle class White Christian students in Troy to justify one Chick-fil-A on campus. As we have seen, there are four Chick-fil-A locations in Auburn-Opelika, which is strange considering that Troy has 18,788 undergraduates whereas Auburn has 19,254.

The difference being that Auburn students are more White, more upscale, and more middle class, and have more money than Troy students, which always means more Chick-fil-A restaurants.

(6) Montgomery, AL: 37.3% White

After Southeast Alabama, the next area that I am most familiar with is Central Alabama, and 37.3% White Montgomery boasts an impressive list of five Chick-fil-A locations:

915 Ann St
Montgomery, AL 36107

201 Monroe St
Montgomery, AL 36104

Montgomery-Promenade
2682 Eastern Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36117

Eastdale Mall
1250 Eastdale Mall
Montgomery, AL 36117

Eastchase
6921 Eastchase Loop
Montgomery, AL 36117

As we saw in Phenix City, the overall demographics of a city can be misleading, as the Chick-fil-A restaurants are never found in the Black Undertow areas, but are always found in suburban sprawl areas where upscale middle class White Christians have relocated to rebuild their civilization.

The Eastchase Chick-fil-A is located in the brand new Eastchase outdoor mall off Taylor Road in Census Track 5406 which is 82 percent White. The Eastdale Chick-fil-A location is still in Eastdale Mall – in Census Track 5402 which is 39 percent White – which until recently was “the White mall” in East Montgomery before the new outdoor Eastchase mall opened up to deter loitering by the Black Undertow.

The Montgomery-Promenade Chick-fil-A is located at the intersection of Vaughn Road and Eastern Boulevard. Until recently, this was also a very upscale middle class White Christian area, but the Black Undertow has expanded out of West Montgomery over the last ten years, and the demographics of Census Track 3302 have changed to 47 percent White/47 percent black, which is reflected in the flight of businesses in that shopping center and the encroachment of dollar stores from the west side of town.

The RSA Tower in downtown Montgomery on Monroe Street is a 22 story building that boasts its own Chick-fil-A location. There are plenty of White Christian customers among its tenants. The Ann Street location near downtown Montgomery caters to the 88 percent of Whites in Census Track 3301, the 85 percent of Whites in Census Track 17, and the 47 percent of Whites in Census Track 16.

(7) Prattville, AL: 83.09% White

Prattville has one Chick-fil-A location:

1967 Cobbs Ford Rd
Prattville, AL 36066

The Prattville-Millbrook area in Autauga County and Elmore County on the other side of the Alabama River are White suburbs where White Montgomery has been fleeing to escape the Black Undertow. So naturally, Chick-fil-A has opened a location in Prattville like it has opened a location in Eastchase where Whites are also retreating further into Montgomery County.

Whites are rebuilding Montgomery there because the immutable laws of The Visible Black Hand of Economics are steadily transforming East Montgomery into West Montgomery complete with the all standard features of a Black Undertow ghetto economy like innumerable abandoned shopping malls, depreciated homes, dollar stores, title pawn stores, hair and nail salons, beauty supply stores, car washes and cash advance stores.

(7) Daphne, AL: 85.33% White
1682 Us Highway 98
Daphne, AL 36526

Foley, AL: 74.49% White
3013 S Mckenzie St
Foley, AL 36535

Spanish Fort, AL: 93.64% White
30500 SR 181 Suite B
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

For some strange reason, there are three Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Mobile suburbs in Baldwin County, AL which is 85.7% White. Could it be because Mobile is also being rebuilt in the Whitopias of Baldwin County by upscale middle class White Christians who are trying to escape the violent crime, dysfunctional schools, and collapsing property values caused by the Black Undertow?

(8) Mobile, AL: 48.2% White

Mobile has four Chick-fil-A restaurants:

435 Schillinger Rd S
Mobile, AL 36695

University of South Alabama
350 Campus Dr
Mobile, AL 36688

Bell Air Mall
3215c Bel Air Mall
Mobile, AL 36606

3244 Dauphin St
Mobile, AL 36606

Naturally, there is a Chick-fil-A on the 64 percent White campus of the University of South Alabama, and we can also find Chick-fil-A in the Bell Air Mall where upscale middle class White Christians would be shopping.

The Chick-fil-A on Dauphin Street off I-65 caters to the 88 percent of Whites who live in Census Track 3302, Census Track 3301, and the 59 percent of Whites in Census Track 28. The Chick-fil-A on Schillinger Road caters to the surrounding census tracks which range from 60% White to 82% White.

There are no Chick-fil-A restaurants in Southwest Alabama outside of Mobile County and Baldwin County.

If you are looking for a Chick-fil-A restaurant in South Alabama, you will only find them in areas that are whiter than average, more upscale than average, more middle class than average, more evangelical Christian than average, and more Republican than average. You literally won’t find them anywhere else.

OD celebrates White Man’s Chicken Day by observing that black people love fried chicken, but for some reason Chick-fil-A doesn’t love black communities. Eat mor chikin!

24 Comments

  1. women drive divorce. feminist and other leftist wanted easy divorce laws, they got easy divorce laws and women have responded to them. I clearly remember churches speaking out on the topic as a younger man, and the divorce epidemic hit Christians later then secular people, and still to a slightly less degree then more secular couples.

    Saying divorce is the fault of White Christian men like joe tries to imply is counter to every study on the topic there is, and you can be pretty sure the people against queer marriage are also personally against divorce as well.

    it’s a bullshit enlargement form the anti Christian anti White joe

  2. Mosin Nagant: He said he stood for traditional Christian marriage. I would say that qualifies him as being against easy divorce as well.

    Is Chic Fillet actively supporting divorce?? What do you think the owner would say if asked? How do you know he doesn’t support organizations that strengthen marriage as well as those opposed to gay marriage?

    In case you haven’t noticed, the right can wail on easy divorce as much as they like, but it’s wailing on “gay marriage” that gets you targeted.

  3. Joe: I already answered your posts with real common sense. Now be a good boy and go take your meds. Wake up in the morning and be back to your anti-commie ranting self.

  4. Joe, you jackass. My comments about being ‘silly’ have NOTHING to do with lack of intellect. Merely joyous bubbly happiness that Whites FINALLY showed America that they’re OUT there.

    Your comments, OTOH, are silly in the ‘god what a whack job’ silly.
    As the other commenters have so cogently noted, much to your chagrin.

  5. “He said he stood for traditional Christian marriage. I would say that qualifies him as being against easy divorce as well. Is Chic Fillet actively supporting divorce?? What do you think the owner would say if asked? How do you know he doesn’t support organizations that strengthen marriage as well as those opposed to gay marriage?”

    He did say, in one of his statements, that he was still married to his first wife, which could be taken as implicitly anti-divorce. But we really DON’T know where he stands on the issue. It is COMMON — the RULE in fact — for evangelicals and other apostate church people to both tolerate and PRACTICE divorce. It really IS inconsistent to defend marriage against homosexual corruption while ignoring the divorce issue.

    Bear in mind that I did not bring up divorce on this thread myself, but merely seconded someone else’s valid point.

  6. Despite joining the digression on apostate Christian divorce hypocrisy, remember that I’m as well pleased with the official Chick-fil-A position and just as respectful of Dan Cathy as the rest of you are.

  7. Very Good article at “Western Voices World News” about the Chick-Fil-A campaign. “WVWN” is on the blogroll here at “OD”.

    While I’m not opposed to the Chick-Fil-A campaign, per se, I am left wondering why there wasn’t such an outpouring of “Christianity” when abortion was legalized, and when “easy divorce” laws were passed. Pretty much silence about that. Now, with gay marriage, all-of-a-sudden, America is a “Christian” country again. Something about this whole Chick-Fil-A thing strikes me as phony and contrived.

    And yes, I know Chick-Fil-A wasn’t around in 1973, and when easy divorce laws were passed. I’m speaking in general about the over-all attitude and behavior of white Christian Americans in the past 50-60 years.

  8. “I am left wondering why there wasn’t such an outpouring of “Christianity” when abortion was legalized, and when “easy divorce” laws were passed. Pretty much silence about that. Now, with gay marriage, all-of-a-sudden, America is a “Christian” country again.”

    For a lot of people (myself included) this whole thing was not about gay marriage at all, it was about free speech and resistance to leftist intimidation. It was about standing up, not opposing gay marriage.

    Personally I do oppose gay marriage, but for reasons of intellectual and social ecology, and cultural/political ‘stare decisis’ (viz., you can’t just make words mean whatever you want them to mean just to get what you want, or else you’ll harrass people until they agree with your false meaning). Is it “moral”? God will judge, not me; but in the real-time things-of-this-earth polity, we just can’t keep blasting holes in the ship’s hull and not expect that the ship won’t sink. I’m not against gay people and I certainly don’t hate them, and I actually know a few gay “married” couples who have a far more stable and devoted family life than many of my normal friends (h/t John King).

    But that is beside the point. They want to say up is down and red is green, and that way madness lies.

    I gave my money to Chick Fil-A the other day because I don’t think a man’s business and livelihood ought to be threatened simply because he spoke his mind in public.

    Think of it: a man expressed a political opinion, n’importe quoi, based on his free exercise of religious conscience. This is the very foundation-stone of our country. His company, to my knowledge, doesn’t have anti-gay policies; he merely stated his view, and he happens to be a rich man. And for this, he and his entire business are pilloried.

    I don’t care about gay marriage all that much, but I do care about political bullying and freedom of speech. For many people, that is why they stood up. Today it’s the gay shock troops, tomorrow it’ll be the muslims.

  9. Joe: Because they didn’t control the media. Until the internet age, control the media meant control of the narrative. It didn’t matter how many came out against whatever, if the media didn’t report it, or reported it in a bad light the cause was lost.

  10. Media or no media, what’s right is right. While it’s true there are some who hold vigil by abortion clinics, very few relative to the whole population, in all truth . Both easy divorce, and abortion, is either actively supported, or quietly accepted by the majority of White American Christians.

    If gay marriage never becomes legal, that’s a good thing. Still, if white Americans keep getting divorced/ and getting abortions in large numbers [ as is the case today] the White race is not really going to be in any better position than it’s in right now.

    Media or not. If you need some talking- head on teevee, Jew and/or Non-Jew , to tell you what’s right and what’s not right, that’s downright pathetic.

  11. also at the time of roe v wade, it was not found to legalize abortion but patient privacy. Their are legal scholars who still say legal abortion has nothing to do with the roe v wade decision.

    Not that I understand the actual argument very well, it being in lawyer speak and me not speaking lair

  12. The 1973 Roe vs Wade decision had everything to do with legalizing abortion in the USA. Google it.

    The main point is, just because something is legal, doesn’t mean you have to do it. Abortion is legal, still don’t have to get one. Easy divorce is legal, still don’t have to get divorced.

    It’s legal to go the movies, still you don’t have to go the movies, or a movie, just because it’s legal. As an adult, it’s legal to ignore your family : parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins, etc if you want to — never visit your family, be indifferent, never lend a hand, doesn’t mean you have to be uncaring towards your family because it’s legal to do.

    Gambling is legal. It is in California. There’s gambling casinos all over the place. Still you don’t have to go gambling. Going to a bar and drinking is legal, still you don’t have to get drunk, you don’t even have to order an alcoholic drink if you don’t want to.
    Strip clubs are legal in many areas, still you don’t have to patronize the clubs.

    The list is endless.

  13. Roe v Wade is much more about privacy laws…this is how the ass lawyers weadle their preferences into law. The commerce clause was used for all sorts of stuff beyond commerce as well.

  14. For those who may not know : Roe vs Wade opened the door to the legalization of abortion in the US :

    http://womenshistory.about.com/od/abortionuslegal/p/roe_v_wade.htm

    If the link doesn’t work, Google:
    ” Roe vs Wade and the legalization of abortion”
    This is the search term I used for the link.

    Another good search term, simply : ” Roe vs Wade”

    Tons of information online about the 1973 Roe vs Wade decision and the subsequent legalization of abortion in the US.

  15. Joe,

    Roe v Wade struck down a Texas law that interfered with performing abortions based on the 14th amendment (privacy through due process)

    It didn’t legalize abortion. It prevented states from criminalizing abortion. For the “barrack room lawyers” here spare me the lecture on the finer points. I like it when blacks get flushed inutero.

    This is basic stuff Joe, please fkc off.

  16. @John
    The link I provided speaks for itself. Basic Stuff : The link I provided the readers provides the ” basic stuff “, the basic information, plus alot more information beyond just the basics.

    Also, the website I included in my above post contains links to even more detailed information and facts about how Roe vs Wade lead to the legalization of abortion in the US. It also contains links to other websites concerning the Roe vs Wade decision and the subsequent legalization of abortion the decision made possible.

    I don’t know why you’re hassling about this. It’s something that happened in history. The information is not secret, or in any way hidden. A simple google search of “Roe vs Wade” will lead the reader to the truth of the matter.

  17. As long as blacks and mestizas are getting abortions at a higher rate than whites, and they are, abortion is eugenic. Also, many white women who obtain abortions are carrying mixed race fetuses, or are simply white trash. From an eugenic standpoint, abortion is probably a net win.

    I have no obsession over abortion either way on the level of fetus vs. slut rights, which is what it comes down to. I would support banning all abortions if the no-abortionist fundies and catholics would agree to sterilizing welfare bunnies and people with IQs beneath the low nineties. That in my mind is how to prevent abortion in the first place.

    Abortion should be considered from the point of view of society’s future first, rather than that of fetuses or (mostly) sluts.

    Decent white women occasionally wind up in a situation where abortion is something they resort to. But that is a tiny fraction of the abortions. I think aborting Down’s syndrome or birth defect fetuses is the best solution. I wouldn’t want to live that life, and I wouldn’t want to inflict it on anyone else.

  18. Oh leave those hillbilly feeding troughs alone. It’s getting rid of homo-hating red necks one blown artery at a time.

  19. The blacktard proved the point, he is nasty racist toward whites. I’ve seen rude blacks that work at taco bell, McDonald’s, popeyes, etc that are the most rude fat blacks I’ve ever seen and 90% employees were black. Where is that report?

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