Chick-fil-A on Monday walked away from a deal to open a restaurant in the San Antonio Airport, despite the city relenting in its yearlong fight to keep out the conservative-owned fast-food chain.
“While we are not pursuing a location in the San Antonio airport at this time, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve San Antonians in our 32 existing restaurants,” Chick-fil-A said in a statement.
The company took a pass after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a deal between the city and the Federal Aviation Administration to grant Chick-fil-A an airport lease.
San Antonio City Council made headlines last year when it voted to deny Chick-fil-A an airport license because the company, whose late founder was a devout Christian, had made charitable donations to organizations that the council deemed anti-LGBT.
The deal brokered by Mr. Paxton, a Republican, stemmed from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s request last year for an investigation of whether San Antonio violated the