Republicans Companies You Had No Idea Were Republican  

Coy Jandreau
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List Rules Vote up the most surprising Republican Company!

Just like most people, major Corporations tend to swing one way or another politically. Whether it's a Republican CEO, influential Republican stock holders, or the people that heavily endorse the product, what goes on behind the scenes is often a lot more politically charged than you'd imagine. But who are the most surprising Republican corporations out there? We've created a list of big companies with political agendas that lean to the right. 

Sometimes a company's allegiance will surprise you. Just because a company isn't publicly Republican doesn't mean they aren't incentivized by Republican beliefs - you don't realize all of the politics behind that simple burger joint or late night taco stop. Some companies you would expect to be GOP inclined (you'll notice there are no oil companies or national banks on this list), but these are the surprises; the places you had no idea were politically affiliated.

Does the dollar you spend on a White Castle turn into a quarter in the pocket of a politician who stands for everything you're against? Does that stuffed crust pizza come with a side of guilt over the anti-gay legislation it might help pass? Does each six pack of your favorite cheap brew turn into a few bucks for the gun lobbyist?

These are the companies you didn't realize had strong Republican leanings. Vote up the one that surprised you most!
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Wendy's


Wendy's is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies You Had No Idea Were Republican
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Wendy's is actually one of the top contributers to the Republican party in all of the food industry, contributing a whopping $230,600. 9% to Dems, 91% to Republicans. 

Source: Open Secrets

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#2 on The Top Restaurant Chains in America

#1 on The Top Fast Food Brands

#5 on The Best Restaurants to Stop at During a Road Trip

#75 on Companies That Have The Best Branding

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Angel Soft


Angelsoft, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies You Had No Idea Were Republican
Photo: AngelSoft

These guys are associated with Gun Lobbying! The softest of Toilet Paper? Not so soft anymore, eh? Turns out Angel Soft is run by Koch Industries headed by Charles and David Koch. They are planning to funnel approximately $400 million to groups like the National Rifle Association, Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, the National Right to Life Committee, Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, and the American Future Fund. 

 Source: Huffington Post

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Applebee's


Applebee's is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies You Had No Idea Were Republican
Photo:  YahooFinance/via Twitter
According to the Democratic Underground, America's Favorite Neighbor leans an astounding 91% to the right.
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Arby's


Arby's is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies You Had No Idea Were Republican
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Want a roast beef sandwich and some curly fries? Gotta go Red. Roark Capital Group, which acquired Arby’s last year, was named after Howard Roark, protagonist in Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.” If that's not Republican we don't know what is. 

Source: Forbes

Also Ranked

#14 on The Top Restaurant Chains in America

#9 on The Top Fast Food Brands

#13 on The Best Restaurants to Stop at During a Road Trip

#19 on The Best Places to Eat When You're Hungover

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