Heard on the Hill

Franchisees to Flood Cannon With Fast Food

Another day, another opportunity to feast on the biggie-sized fruits of some multinational’s willpower-taxing labor.

The International Franchise Association is back, hosting the second annual “Taste of Franchising” event Tuesday night on Capitol Hill. Assorted fast-food vendors are scheduled to put out free sample after free sample in the Cannon Caucus Room from 5 to 7 p.m.

Participating groups include returning grab-and-go giants McDonald’s, Jersey Mike's, Firehouse Subs and Domino’s. First-timer KFC will be joining the free-dinner-providing fray this time around.

Political whipping boy Chick-fil-A — the Georgia-based restaurant that got simultaneously fragged by the gay rights crossfire during the 2012 election season while earning conservatives' everlasting affection — has apparently opted to sit this one out. The conservative-leaning chicken joint was present for the debut franchise fest.

No word on what, specifically, each outfit plans to ply attendees with. But confidence is high you won’t be able to eat just one of whatever it is.

Topics: food hillside restos