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Wendy's Distances Itself from Chick-fil-A: 'We Proudly Serve ALL Customers'

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Following our post this morning about North Carolina Wendy's franchisee Jim Furmen's signs aligning his business with Chick-fil-A, we received tweets from Wendy's that it was looking into the matter.

Wendy's now tells us: "An independent franchisee posted the sign, which he’s taken down. We proudly serve ALL customers!"

Furmen reportedly owns 86 restaurants across North Carolina. It's unclear whether he had posted the Chick-fil-A sign at each and every one.

UPDATE: A Towleroad reader received this email from Amanda Domyan in Wendy's consumer Relations department:

"This is one independent franchisee’s personal opinion. We are proud to serve customers of varied races, backgrounds, cultures and sexual orientation, with different beliefs and values. Bearing that in mind, this franchisee has decided to remove the messages from his restaurant signs."

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Wendy's Franchises Post Signs: 'We Stand with Chick-Fil-A': PHOTOS

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Jim Furmen, the owner of 86 Wendy's franchises all over North Carolina, has posted this sign on all of his restaurants according to Reddit users. These two photos reportedly come from Asheville.

They've also posted the contact info for the franchise, which I re-posted AFTER THE JUMP...

UPDATE: @Wendys tells us "We're looking into this."

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UPDATE II: Wendy's responds that the franchisee responsible for the signs has taken them down and that Wendy's "proudly serves ALL customers".

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