A national doctors group is using a twist on Chick-fil-A’s popular “eat mor’ chikin” slogan to convince American hospitals to ditch on-premise fast-food restaurants, including Chick-fil-A locations at Georgia medical centers.
The non-profit Physicians Committee, made up of 12,000 doctors, is asking the public to “Eat More Chickpeas” in an advertising campaign released this week in metro Atlanta, Chick-fil-A’s hometown.
“Many of the hospitals that host Chick-fil-As are in states with high rates of diet-related diseases, making hospitals part of the overall toxic food environment,” Angie Eakin, one of the doctors who appears in the advertisements, said in a statement.
“Hospitals should be fast-food-free, and patients should eat more chickpeas, vegetables, fruits, and other foods that can promote healing and prevent disease,”she said.
Chick-fil-A declined to comment Thursday.
The group wants Chick-fil-A removed from Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville and University Hospital in Augusta. The Physicians Committee said Chick-fil-A is in 20 U.S. hospitals.
Ads have been placed at two bus shelters near Chick-fil-A’s headquarters on Buffington Road and above a gas station pump on Highway 54 West in Fayetteville.
The group has installed billboard in other part of the county as well as street kiosks and other advertisements.