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Chick-fil-A sues folk artist for “Eat More Kale” T-shirt

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Best get this out of the way up front: Yes, Chick-fil-A is delicious. For my money, it's the best-tasting fast food out there. In-N-Out's great if you're in the mood (and can admit to yourself that, c'mon, those fries are terrible). Five Guys is fine. And the occasional late night stop at Del Taco is highly rewarding, especially if you've been consuming a handful of alcoholic beverages. But there's nothing as satisfying or delectable as the basic chicken sandwich over at the Chick-fil-A.

Too bad it's becoming clear that if you eat there, you're giving your money to terrible, terrible people.

The Christian-run organization (closed on Sundays!) has already been revealed as the horrible gay-bashers that they are, so the news they'd stoop to suing a small-time Vermont folk artist trying to promote local agriculture with T-shirts urging folks to "Eat More Kale" isn't all that shocking. But, still. Chick-fil-A's problem with the shirts?

In a letter, a lawyer for Chick-fil-A said Muller-Moore's effort to expand the use of his "eat more kale" message "is likely to cause confusion of the public and dilutes the distinctiveness of Chick-fil-A's intellectual property and diminishes its value."

By the letter of the law, sure, Chick-fil-A, which has used the slogan "Eat mor chikin," has a point and no doubt plenty of legal precedence. But is it really worth harshing the mellow of a bearded dude trying to get people to eat more vegetables? WWJD, Chick-fil-A?