- GettyImages/Johnny Nunez/WireImage
- Kanye West has a new song called “Closed on Sunday” that references Chick-fil-A.
- “Closed on Sunday, you my Chick-fil-A,” the song begins.
- Chick-fil-A closes all of its locations on Sunday because of founder Truett Cathy’s Christian faith.
- West is a noted fast-food fan, tweeting that McDonald’s is his favorite restaurant as well as his favorite brand.
- Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
Noted McDonald’s lover Kanye West has a new fast-food chain on his mind.
“Closed on Sunday” is the fourth track on “Jesus Is King,” West’s new album that was released on Friday. Prior to Friday, the song was in rotation during West’s listening parties for his new songs.
“Closed on Sunday, you my Chick-fil-A,” the song begins.
The song goes on to preach against Instagram (“Hold the selfies, put the ‘Gram away”) and the importance of faith (“Follow Jesus, listen and obey”). West ends the song with a cry of “Chick-fil-A!”
Chick-fil-A declined to comment on the song. But, the fast-food shout-out seems fitting for the gospel-influenced album. Every location of the fast-food chain is closed on Sunday.
“Closing our business on Sunday, the Lord’s Day, is our way of honoring God and showing our loyalty to Him,” Chick-fil-A’s founder, Truett Cathy, wrote in his book “Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People.”
In 2000, Cathy’s children – including Dan Cathy, now the chain’s CEO – pledged to uphold the company’s commitment to closing on Sundays and to never take it public.
Like West, who has faced backlash for his support of President Donald Trump and numerous provocative statements, Chick-fil-A is no stranger to controversy. In 2012, the company faced boycott threats due to its significant donations to groups opposing same-sex marriage. Chick-fil-A has cut donations to controversial groups, with the exceptions of the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, but it has continued to face criticism from certain progressive groups for its charitable giving.
West’s love of fast food more generally is well documented. The rapper has a special appreciation for McDonald’s, tweeting in 2018, “McDonald’s is my favorite restaurant.” The declaration followed a 2016 tweet from West that said, “McDonald’s is my favorite brand.”
A representative for West did not respond to a request for comment on Chick-fil-A’s polarizing reputation and whether McDonald’s was still the rapper’s favorite restaurant.
West has also made financial investments into the fast-food industry.
In 2008, West bought the rights to open 10 Fatburger locations in Chicago. And, when West married Kim Kardashian in 2014, he reportedly bought her the rights to open 10 Burger King franchises located throughout Europe – though no locations were ultimately opened in the Kardashian-West name.