A new UK-based Chick-fil-A will be closed after a mall said they would not renew its lease following a campaign by pro-gay protesters to shut down the restaurant.
"We are always looking to introduce new concepts for our customers; however, we have decided at this time that the right thing to do is to just let Chick-Fil-A trade with us during the first six month pilot period, and not extend the lease further, "said the Oracle mall in Reading, England, in a statement according to the BBC.
Activists from the gay and transgender group, Reading Pride, had protested Chick-fil-A over the fast-food chain's support from Christian organizations, as well as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Salvation Army.
The group said they would continue to protest until the site is shut down when its lease expires, saying that the organization is hostile to gay rights.
"Our donation has always focused on youth and education. We have never donated to support a social or political agenda," Chick-fil-A replied in a statement. "There are 1
Earlier this month, an online hoax claimed that Chick-fil-A supported a law to abduct homosexuals.