Nothing is sacred at Goldman Sachs anymore, maybe not even a dinner of Chick-fil-A.
FOX Business has learned that in 2019, first-year banking associates vigorously debated the propriety of chowing down on the fast-food chain’s popular chicken sandwiches at a planned dinner meeting at the firm’s Manhattan headquarters.
The reason for the objections: The fundamentalist Christian views of the chain’s CEO Dan Cathy, who in 2012 came out against same-sex marriage.
Amid a backlash, Cathy clarified his remarks that those were his personal beliefs and that he and the company respect all their customers. Still, a vigorous debate among the associates ensued, with some defending the meal preference and others raising objections, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.
Eventually, Goldman management intervened, these people say. The verdict: Eating Chick-fil-A would be allowed, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.