Ryan: NO Chick-Fil-A at Buffalo Airport

Ryan says vendor informed him of plan change

March 29, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) There will NOT be a Chick-Fil-A at the Buffalo Airport after all.

Assemblyman Sean Ryan says the vendor of the Buffalo Airport food court project told him they will not be opening a Chick-fil-A as a part of their airport project.

"A publicly financed facility like the Buffalo Niagara International Airport is not the appropriate venue for a Chick-fil-A restaurant.  I applaud the decision that has been made to remove Chick-fil-A from the plans for this project," says Ryan. "We hope in the future the NFTA will make every effort to contract with businesses that adhere to anti-discriminatory policies, and we’re confident another vendor who better represents the values of the Western New York community will replace Chick-fil-A as a part of this project in the very near future.”

Thursday, Ryan expressed his concerns over Chick-Fil-A coming to the airport. There is one location already open in Cheektowaga.

The Pride Center issued this statement:

We commend our representatives who support the mission of the Pride Center and advocate for the well-being and dignity of all LGBTQ people in Western New York so we can continue to build a safe and affirming community. We are committed to continuing our work to further improve the quality of life for all LGBTQ individuals in our region.

The NFTA says in a statement, “We are working with Delaware North to move forward on identifying and offering best in class food selections for the thousands of customers who come in and out of our airport, which J.D. Power just ranked #1 in customer satisfaction.”

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