• Chick-fil-A has faced backlash after a tweet from her account sparked accusations of racism.
  • The fast food chain apologized for the post, calling it “poor choice of words”.

Fast food chain Chick-fil-A has come under heavy criticism after a tweet posted from a corporate account sparked accusations of racism.

On Sept. 9, the restaurant chain responded to a tweet posted by a black Twitter user, username Don, about the chain’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets.

Seemingly in response to Chick-fil-A announcing the return of their Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich, the Twitter user job: “grilled spicy deluxe but still no spicy nuggets…………@ChickfilA…..”

A business account for Chick-fil-A replied to the tweet, saying, “Your community will be the first to know if spicy foods are added to the permanent menu, Don!”

The response garnered nearly 9,000 retweets, with users accusing the company of using racially insensitive language with the phrase “your community”.

A commentator said: “You mean like the black community?”

The company apologized for the September 12 tweet.

A spokesperson for Chick-fil-A told Today: “The response was a poor choice of words but was in no way intended to be insensitive or disrespectful.

“We often use the term ‘community’ in a broader sense to refer to places where we operate restaurants and serve the surrounding community.”

Representatives for Chick-fil-A did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment made outside of normal working hours.

Chick-fil-A has faced backlash in the past for her stance on LGBTQ issues.

In 2019, the company withdrew its donations and support for three separate groups opposed to same-sex marriage. The move was aimed at ending protests against the restaurant and expanding its customer base.

In August of this year, a transgender woman told Insider that she was harassed, reported and fired while training as an operations manager at a Chick-fil-A franchise in Georgia.