Clemson defensive back Garry Peters (26) celebrates with fans after the Chick-fil-A Bowl NCAA college football game against LSU, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Atlanta. Clemson won 25-24. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Remember the College Students Who Fought to Keep Chick-fil-A Off Campus Over ‘Safe Place’ Fears? There’s a BIG Update

After a Catholic college’s internal battle over the presence of a Chick-fil-A restaurant made national news, the school has publicly affirmed that it is moving forward with plans to bring the popular fast-food chain to campus next year.

The confirmation came amid claims from concerned students that it would be a mistake for Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to bring in Chick-fil-A in light of the company’s stance in favor of traditional marriage.

But while some students publicly slammed Chick-fil-A and expressed consternation, the school released a statement clarifying that the restaurant will, indeed, be part of the college’s dining options next school year.

“Duquesne University continually looks for ways to enhance the on-campus dining experience for its students,” read a university statement posted to Facebook last week. “Duquesne initially reached out to Chick-fil-A because of significant student interest in adding this dining option.”


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