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Emory University students may no longer be munching on Chick-fil-A sandwiches and waffle fries this summer, and the campus insists it has nothing to do with fallout over comments about gay marriage the popular restaurant chain’s president made last summer.
Students on an advisory committee have recommended that the restaurant, which has been on campus for 29 years, not be among new food vendors in a redesign of Cox Hall Food Court on the DeKalb County campus. A final decision on whether to include Chick-fil-A in the mix has not been made, a campus spokeswoman said.
Michael Sacks, co-chair of the Food Advisory Committee at Emory, said surveys show students want more choices at the food court, and a chicken restaurant is not among them.
“It’s really not politically motivated,” Sacks told AJC reporter Leon Stafford. “It’s a coincidence of timing.” He said the committee decided last week to remove Chick-fil-A and Domino’s Pizza,