When a company doesn't totally support everything that progressives believe, they risk being called a “right-wing” company - like Salon did with several of these fast-food chains and Think Progress did with many other types of companies.
Actually, many of these companies are simply run by people who have disagreed with the left on various issues, and paid the price through boycotts or attack campaigns.
It is not the point that someone has to agree with these companies on every issue, but that they are being smeared as “right-wing” for expressing their point-of-view. And last time I checked, people are entitled to their opinion in America without being bullied by progressives and big government.
Some of these companies that have been bullied fell into line, others have moved on and ignored the attacks. Take a bite out of these:
According to Salon, the southern comfort food franchise opposes all sorts of rights because the chain president Dan Cathy is a proponent of traditional “marriage.” He also wants to run his stores according to Biblical principles.
2. Carl's Jr.
Carl Jr's founder Carl Karcher is pro-life, or as the left refers to it, against the rights of women. For that, he has come under fire by the inquisition.
3. Domino's Pizza
Domino’s Pizza is apparently a “right-wing” company because their big cheese Tom Monaghan is also pro-life and against state funding of abortions, or as the left puts it, anti-choice for women.
Not that the left would ever be “anti-choice” about other things. I'll have mine with extra pepperoni, thanks.
4. White Castle
White Castle is obviously a bunch of white right-wingers for giving $25,000 to the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC, which has been linked by Salon and other left-leaning pubs to the nefarious Speaker John Boehner. Obviously, they’re not going to let that slide.
5. Waffle House
According to a Think Progress report, Waffle House is guilty of the crime of giving $100,000 to the Karl Rove super PAC American Crossroads.
6. Papa John's
Papa John's CEO John Schattner has infuriated the left by building his own company and wanting to run it “his way.” It didn't help matters when Schattner disagreed with an Obamacare bill sold on lies that only adds to the U.S.' ruinous job picture.
He's also rich and *gasp* not a leftist like Hollywood actors or the president.
7. Red Lobster
Recently sold Darden restaurant Red Lobster incurred the wrath of progressives when it announced its intentions to slash employee hours ahead of the illegally delayed 30-hour employer mandate law. Red Lobster's ownership offloaded its franchise to some poor schmucks who will have to deal with unelected bureaucrats running their franchise for the foreseeable future.
Let's not forget Applebee's, which has drawn lefty ire by daring to oppose Obamacare mandates. You know, because the left's the one for “choice” and stuff. How's that overpriced plate of french fries? Yummy?
Ahh, McDonald's. Forget that they caved to Michelle Obama's healthy food initiatives (all merits aside, it's not the government's business), they've more recently come under fire for briefly opposing the proposed $15 minimum wage hike. Now, the CEO says they can “manage” it.
Sure they can - like the company's substandard food isn't overpriced enough. But hey, imagine all those people who won't have jobs at all thanks to any $15 minimum wage increase. Doesn't it make you feel good?
10. Whole Foods
Whole Foods (many of their stores contain restaurants) is definitely not an across-the-board right-wing company. It's not fully on board the climate change express: for example, its CEO John Mackey said “warming” is natural and isn't necessarily bad. Just as controversially, its CEO John Mackey came under fire for calling Obamacare “fascism.” Ironically, the lockstep left forced him to give a retraction. Maybe they should look up what “fascism” really means.
Subway's founder Fred Deluca once said, “It's continuously gotten worse because there's more and more regulations and it's tougher for people to get into business, especially a small business. I tell you, if I started Subway today, Subway would not exist, because I had an easy time of it in the '60s when I started and I just see a continuous increase in regulation.” How dare you! How dare you, sir!
12. Longhorn Steakhouse
Lefties might never have put a stake in a steak franchise, but they sure act like they owned this one: Longhorn Steakhouse. The once-Darden restaurant chain got a little too saucy for the left's liking over the Obamacare law when they announced they were cutting staff hours. It's almost like bad policies have bad consequences. Huh.
13. Olive Garden
Olive Garden was also one of those wicked Darden restaurants that didn't feel like giving out free bread to the U.S. government over Obamacare. Didn't make the radicals happy at all.
14. Burger King
Big King President Obama's federal minimum wage decree of $10.10, Burger King and other franchises have begun pulling out of military bases. Who's the King now, right, BK?
15. Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits
Popeye's also won't be doing business on military bases due to Obama's unilateral increase of the federal minimum wage to $10.10. Of course, there is also the matter of the Obamacare mandate impacting Popeye's, since the president's funding it with a “gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today” approach.
Wendy's is another notorious franchise that planned to sidestep burdensome Obamacare mandates by slashing hours. A lot of progressives act like paying for Obamacare is small fries - but many haven't even run a profitable lemonade stand.
Denny's jacked up the prices to cover the cost of Obamacare, impacting customers who are struggling to bring home the bacon. Mmm, bacon...
These businesses have been targeted by the activist left for failing to fully support the left's agenda. Here's a wild idea: If you disagree with these businesses, why not consider not eating there?