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Chick-fil-A Could Outpace McDonald's Growth: Analyst

Chicken chain's U.S. growth could surpass McDonald's by 2023

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    The Richards Group
    Many of Chik-fil-A's ads specifically target fast food consumers who typically eat burgers.

    Fast food consumers may be compelled to "Eat Mor Chik'n" as opposed to digging into a Big Mac over the next decade.

    According to the Chicago Tribune, a restaurant industry analyst projects Chick-fil-A will increase U.S. sales between $6.3 billion to $9 billion by 2023, whereas McDonald's growth is projected at anywhere from $1 billion to $10.5 billion.

    Chicago Alderman Wants to Block Chick-fil-A

    [CHI] Chicago Alderman Wants to Block Chick-fil-A
    Ald. Joe "Proco" Moreno (1st) wants to block the fast-food chain from opening shop in the Logan Square neighborhood after President Dan Cathy vocalized his stance against gay marriage. Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012)

    Atlanta-based Chik-fil-A has surpassed KFC in the fast-food chicken category nationwide, and is poised for greater growth as it expands into more northern states.

    While McDonald's total U.S. sales dwarf those of Chik-fil-A's, the industry analyst shows that the fast food giant can no longer ignore its plucky competitor.

    Emanuel Says Chik-fil-a Doesn't Share Chicago Values

    [CHI] Emanuel Says Chik-fil-a Doesn't Share Chicago Values
    The mayor reiterated his stance that the fast food chain's feelings on gay marriage are at odds with Chicago's culture. (Published Friday, Jul 27, 2012)