Each week 2ndVote takes a look at popular companies that either score well or score poorly and then try to provide alternatives that either better align with the 2ndVote values or should be avoided to the best of your ability. This series is called The Company Contrast, and the companies we will be focusing on this week are Backyard Burgers (3.00) and Checkers & Rally’s (3.00).
For all the hungry 2ndVote shoppers looking for a good ol’ fashioned burger joint, look no further than Checkers & Rally’s. Still sporting their classic mid-century drive-in style, Checkers and Rally’s have been around since 1986 and 1985, respectively, as separate entities, but merged in 1999 to form the current namesake. Their neutral score of 3.00 means that the food will only taste even better without a bunch of leftist activism soiling the flavor and your wallet. Another neutral option is Backyard Burgers, which, having been named one of America’s favorite brands by Newsweek, fancies itself as a slightly more high-end alternative to many other fast-food burger restaurants. Fortunately for consumers, their neutral score of 3.00 makes for a guilt-free experience for those that want to align their dollars with their values.
Of the many mainstream fast-food eateries, one chain to avoid is Burger King (2.35). With a parent company like Restaurant Brands International, Burger King suffers on the issues of Life, Basic Freedoms, and Environment for their association with organizations that support Planned Parenthood, their high ranking on the HRC Corporate Equality Index, and partnerships with organizations that push alarmist environmental agendas. But that shouldn’t stop you from reaching out to them through the 2ndVote website to communicate your distaste of their liberal-leaning activism!
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