Armed forces may find themselves fighting a new battle — for Chick-fil-A

Armed forces may find themselves fighting a new battle — for Chick-fil-A
A petition to have Chick-fil-A on U.S. armed forces bases is going viral. The change.org petition has received more than 52,000 signatures of the 75,000 signatures requested. (Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)

A petition calling on Chick-fil-A to break ground and open their doors on military bases is gaining traction.

What are the details?

The change.org petition, which calls for the widely popular chain food restaurant to bring its  delicious meals to military base installations, has received more than 52,000 signatures of the 75,000 signatures requested.

User Emily Carby launched the viral petition two weeks ago, noting that the restaurant “is currently one of the most wholesome, happy and beloved fast food chains to exist in America today.”

“An encounter on any given day within a Chick-[f]il-A restaurant is full of manners, smiles, and [‘my pleasures’], which could raise the morale and warm the black hearts of even the crustiest,” Carby added.

“I am calling on all military members, base workers and retirees to come together and ask the United States [g]overnment to consider contracting [Chick-fil-As] on United States military installations,” the petition continued. “This would give base personnel better access to healthier choices, as opposed to the outdated fast food chains which currently dominate almost every single BX.”

According to Fox News, Carby is a senior airman at Colorado’s Buckley Air Force Base.

So will it actually happen, though?

Sadly, it doesn’t seem like the popular franchise is on its way to Army base installations anytime soon.

A restaurant spokesperson told Fox News in a statement that the restaurant has “no plans to expand onto military bases at this time.”

“We will continue to look for ways to serve great food and remarkable service while supporting the military locally with events such as Military Appreciation Night, in-restaurant commemorations and more,” the statement added.

Julie Mitchell, a spokesperson for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, told Florida’s Panama City News Herald that AAFES is always looking for brands that might appeal to those in the military.

“For direct-run restaurants, the Exchange is constantly looking for brands that appeal to military diners,” Mitchell said. “The Exchange looks at industry trends and tries to find opportunities to sign on with brands that resonate.”