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    Chick-fil-A’s First UK Location to Close After Opposition From Homosexual Groups Results in Lease Not Being Renewed

    Updated: October 19, 2019 at 2:00 am EST  See Comments

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    (BBC News) – A US fast-food chain will cease trading at its first UK outlet amid a row over donations to [so-called] anti-LGBT groups.

    Gay rights campaigners called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, which opened its first branch at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on 10 October.

    A spokeswoman for the centre said “the right thing to do” was to not extend the restaurant’s lease beyond the “six-month pilot period”.

    Chick-fil-A said its donations were purely focused on youth and education.

    The family-owned company, founded in Atlanta in 1967, is one of the biggest fast-food chains in the USA and boasts about 2,400 outlets across North America.

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