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McDonald's marquee leaves Chick-fil-A in the shade

McDonald’s has a message for its chicken neighbor.
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Facebook/Mark Dobbins

A Chick-fil-A is set to start accepting customers later this week, but its historic anti-LGBT stance may not be as savory as their waffle fries, especially to its next-door neighbor McDonald's. 

The Golden Arches' landmark signpost marquee usually touts its daily specials, but the franchise in Glastonbury, Connecticut, may be casting shade on its chicken-based competitor. 

“We welcome everyone,” the sign says on one side according to LGBTQ Nation. the other side, facing away from the Chick-Fil-A storefront advertises Quarter Pounders. 

Franchise owner, Jordan Snook, who runs the poultry sandwich company says he not sure what the sign means and he wants to create “an environment of hospitality.” 

“We are excited to open in Glastonbury next week, and look forward to being great neighbors who welcome everyone,” he said.

Meanwhile, the McDonald's general manager says she's just stating a fact, “It just means that everyone is welcome, young old, everyone."

One customer, Tina Manus, told a local NBC news station she's proud of McDonald's for speaking out

“For McDonald’s to step up and say we welcome everyone. I feel that is a huge step for them. Then in the background, you have Chick-fil-A who has historically not welcomed everyone."

Chick-fil-A's business model is based on founder S. Truett Cathy's religious beliefs and that includes the denouncement of LGBT equality;  The company donated money to organizations that oppose same-sex marriage. 

Back in 2012, company President Dan Cathy said his business is very supportive of the family; "the biblical definition of the family unit." that is.