Burger King takes dig at Chick-fil-A, will donate to LGBTQ organization

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Burger King sign outside the fast food restaurant, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Epping, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(ABC4) – Burger King, while taking a dig at Chick-fil-A, says a portion of its chicken sandwich sales will go toward supporting an LGBTQ civil rights organization.

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Recently, Burger King launched the Ch’King, joining the nationwide chicken sandwich war.

To mark the launch of Ch’King, and the LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Burger King announced 40 cents of each chicken sandwich sold throughout June will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign, with a max donation of $250,000.

“The Ch’King says LGBTQ+ rights!” Burger King posted to Twitter. “During Pride month (even on Sundays) your chicken sandwich craving can do good!”

Chick-fil-A is known for being closed on Sundays and for donating to two Christian charities known for their history of opposing LGBT rights. In 2019, Chick-fil-A reportedly cut charitable ties with those charities.

Burger King recently came under fire after its United Kingdom division tweeted, “Women belong in the kitchen,” on International Women’s Day.

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