Wendy's Briefly Enters Chick-fil-A-Fray

A leading Wendy's franchisee publicly supported the chicken chain's conservative stance before corporate tugged the reins


The suits at Wendy's International told a leading franchise owner to focus on burgers and fries, and leave politics to the competition.

Jim Furman, CEO of Tarheel Capital, which runs 74 Wendy's restaurants, had the message "WE STAND WITH CHICK-FIL-A" posted on the signs outside some of the company's restaurants in North Carolina and South Carolina, until he got a call from company headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, telling him the signs had to come down.