No Chick-fil-A at the Super Bowl

No Chick-fil-A at the Super Bowl

February 4, 2019

Chick-fil-A will soon be the third largest fast food chain. And the College Park, Georgia-based company continues to uphold its long-standing policy of being closed on Sundays.

One of its locations is a fast-food stand inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home for the Atlanta Falcons.  This stadium is also home to Super Bowl LIII.

The no-Sundays policy means, for the vast majority of the Falcons’ home games, and for Super Bowl LIII, fans will not be able to enjoy Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwiches during the game.


Video Spotlight: Go Inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Chick-fil-A


This post is based on the Fox 29 article, Chick-fil-A: Closed Sundays… even Super Bowl Sunday!, by Fox News 5, January 22, 2019; and the YouTube video, Go Inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Chick-fil-A, by chickfila, January 3, 2018. Image source: Ingram Publishing / SuperStock.

Discussion Questions:

1. Why did Chick-fil-A choose this location, if it will be closed for most of the Atlanta Falcons’ games?

Guidance: Although the location will be closed for the majority of the Atlanta Falcons’ games, there are many other events at the stadium.  These include Major League Soccer (Atlanta United FC), college football games including Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Dollar Stores

The Dark Side of Dollar Stores

Dollar stores have experienced tremendous growth since the Great Recession. Once perceived as low-cost options in economically depressed areas with few, if any, grocery stores, they now emerge as aggressive business ventures that perpetuate inequality and segregation.

Certain communities have started to push back against the proliferation of these stores.


Video Spotlight: Don’t buy these foods at the dollar store


This post is based on the CityLab article, The Dollar Store Backlash Has Begun, by T. Misra, December 20, 2018; and on the YouTube video Don’t buy these foods at the dollar store, by Mashed, November 12, 2018. Image source: ljupco/123RF

Discussion Questions:

1. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of dollar stores?

Guidance: The primary advantages include: a) offering inexpensive grocery items in low-income communities, b) providing a variety of low-cost staples, c) hiring in depressed areas, and d) filling the void left by grocery chains leaving low-income neighborhoods for more affluent ones.

The main disadvantages include: a) offering low-quality, unhealthy foods, not always at the lowest prices, b) pushing other, small grocery stores out of business, thereby exacerbating the “food desert” problem, c) providing low-pay jobs, and d) inadvertently increasing segregation.

2. What Continue reading

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