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Niagara County would welcome Chick-fil-A, legislator says

Chick-fil-A may be unwanted at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport by some, but the popular restaurant would be welcome in Niagara County, a legislator said.

Niagara County Legislator Jesse P. Gooch, R-Wheatfield, submitted a resolution inviting Chick-fil-A to open a restaurant in Niagara County.

After the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced the chicken sandwich shop would be coming to the airport, Assemblyman Sean Ryan, D-Buffalo, objected, claiming the owners of the Georgia restaurant chain have a history of supporting and funding anti-LGBTQ organizations. The decision to remove Chick-fil-A as an airport vendor came from concessionaire Delaware North, an NFTA spokeswoman said.

"After last week's ordeal, I spoke with many Niagara County residents who couldn't believe Chick-fil-A was being blocked," Gooch said. "As their representative, I felt it was necessary to make it known that not all in Western New York buy into this hyperpolitical lunacy."

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