New York is proposing a law that would require fast food establishments located in state highway rest stops be open seven days a week, a move that they admit is aimed at the Christian restaurant chain.

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Elrod · December 19, 2023 at 7:57 am

Easy workaround – unless the law dictates minimum number of hours, open the place for 1 hour with only a manager and no employees. “Yes, we’re open because New York state passd a law requiring it. No, there’s no food available because we have no employees to cook it. Have a nice day.”

    Scotty · December 19, 2023 at 8:35 am

    Ooh, specific targeting, that’s not smart NY.

    Two easy answers: 1)rest stop needs to have more than one restaurant, 2)Chik Fil A needs to take the hit and close those nine locations rather than compromise one of their core beliefs. (Open other locations nearby so the nine franchisees and employees that run those locations don’t take the hit)

    I’d love for them to be open Sundays, but they aren’t and the corporate management doesn’t want that. We all have to live with that and give patronage to other restaurants on our Sundays

      Divemedic · December 19, 2023 at 8:40 am

      To me, the solution is for CFA to close at 1 am on Saturday night.

Joe Blow · December 19, 2023 at 10:09 am

As a former inmate from NY, the main highway, I-90, is a toll road. There are toll booths (now automated) every 5, 15, sometimes 25 miles with on/off ramps. Rest is a straight shot, 2 lanes each way, no breaks. Occasionally there are ‘rest stops’ on the highway run by the state. Extortive gas prices, overpriced food, decent bathrooms, and some free travel brochures. Since the highway is 24/7, gas stations are there for emergencies 24/7, the restaurants there are required to be open 24/7.
I _get_ it… goose/gander kinda thing, if BK has to open their doors at this location, you do too. As stated, solution is close up all restaurants on the highway rest-stops.

    Divemedic · December 19, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    So what happens if one of those restaurants is a Seafood or Pizza place. Do you force them to be open 24/7, even if no one buys their product during the hours of 4am to 10am? What do you think those places will do if they aren’t making money for a quarter of the time that they are open? Do we require that they all be open 24/7?

    For that matter, what if Chik-Fil-A just puts out a vending machine on Sundays, filled with chips and soda? Will that be good enough, or are we going to dictate their menu, too? Can you explain to me the emergency that would involve you needed to get an emergency chicken sandwich that just can’t wait for the 5 hours that it takes to drive from one end of the state to the other?

Botan · December 19, 2023 at 4:27 pm

I checked on the NY turnpike rest stops.
Those that had a Chick-Fil-A also had other food venders available, none of whom weren’t open 24 hrs. a day.

I believe NJ Lib dem/perverts are trying the same thing.

Many stores/restaurants are closed on Sundays and holidays – are they going to be forced to stay open on Sundays or is it just Chic-Fil-A?

How about forcing all politicians to have their offices open 24 hrs./day 365.25 days a year!
No answering services etc. actually staffed offices 24/7/365.25! LOL

Nemo · December 19, 2023 at 4:52 pm

As I recall, the original president/founder was a devout Christian and the reason CFA is closed on Sunday is so that he and his employees can observe the Sabbath, if they so choose.

Per the SJC, company’s are people under the law. So, if NY state puts this law in place, they’ll be infringing on a company’s First Amendment rights. Slam dunk win for CFA, IMHO and another (middle) finger the Left’s eye.

They may also be able to sue under the Commerce Clause for restraint of trade. That would probably be a novel interpretation, but I think the New England states got their “Blue Laws” voided because those laws demanded they be closed on Sunday to observe the Sabbath back in colonial times. A state passing a law demanding a business be open on a particular day could be the flip side of that. Dunno, just spitballin’.

Noway2 · December 19, 2023 at 6:12 pm

Frankly, I recall when I was a kid almost everything was closed on Sundays. Maybe a few gas stations or convenience stores were open, but that was about it. Sunday was a time for something else. I wouldn’t mind seeing a return to that practice.

Anonymous · December 19, 2023 at 6:44 pm

The sponsor of the bill is a raging sodomite. He hates Chick-fil-a.

Aesop · December 19, 2023 at 11:54 pm

Nice of NYFS to volunteer to take it in the ass for violating Chic-Fil-A’s First and Fourteenth Amendment rights, as well as violating the US Constitution prohibition against bills of attainder.
I wonder how Chik-Fil-A will spend the settlement money from NYFS.

The conga line of lawyers willing to take Chic-Fil-A’s case, from Dershowitz on down, will only stretch from NYFC to the Rockies.

Even odds this is stopped by permanent injunction before it even gets off the ground though.
The Left is just begging for making elections kinetic in the very near future.

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