Chick-Fil-A became the focal point of symbolic debate on gay marriage after its president showed support for only non-gay marriages. The CEO of Papa John’s also got into the hot seat after he denounced the Obama health care reform for increasing price of his pizzas by about a dime.
As presidential election draws closer, there may be more of this partisan divide that spills onto food. I thought it would be fun to see which national food brands leaned Democrat and which ones to the Republican party. These graphics are based on the financial contribution data from Open Secrets a non-profit nonpartisan organization Center for Responsive Politics and Shop Your Politics.
Many national food brands leaned to the right. In fast-food (or “junk” food) category, everything except Sonic, leaned to the right or center. The few major food brands that leaned to the left were Starbucks, Wholefoods and believe it or not, Costco. So, would you eat according to your political beliefs?
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