Skip to comments.Thousands Celebrate Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day [ABC news coverage]
Posted on 08/01/2012 10:19:40 AM PDT by scottjewell
People across the country are flocking to Chick-fil-A today, not because of the fast-food chain's chicken sandwiches, but because of its CEO's vocal support of traditional marriage.
Nearly 600,000 supporters signed up to celebrate Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day today, which former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee created to counter a boycott launched by gay marriage activists last week after Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy said he was "guilty as charged" for not supporting gay marriage...
Courtney Clem, 22, strolled over to the Chick-fil-A in Crystal City, Va., to pick up lunch for her entire office and show her support. Clem said she wanted to eat at Chick-fil-A today not only because she supports traditional marriage but because she supports the First Amendment.
"We want to support their right to an opinion," Clem said. "I do support that opinion. And the right. Even if it was an opinion I disagreed with, I'd be here today. "
Gay rights groups launched a national boycott of the chicken chain last week, which the mayors of Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C., have publically supported.
The Philadelphia City Council is considering a resolution to condemn the company for what councilman Jim Kenney called their "Anti-American attitude."
D.C. councilman Marion Barry tweeted that he does not support "hate chicken," Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino said there is "no place for your company" in his city and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the restaurant's "values are not Chicago values."
The Chicago Republican Party is making a formal complaint against Emanuel today, alleging that the mayor has "broken civil rights laws pertaining to religious freedom and the First Amendment in denying Chick-fil-A a permit...
National conservative figures have responded to the controversy with an outpouring of support for the restaurant.
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So where are all the Gaystapo faggies with their counterprotest same-sex gross-in and threatened confrontation with us hated “breeders”?
Oh...sorry, forgot......that’s Friday at 8:00 p.m. when most of the bigot antigay homophobic heteros will be eating supper at home with their families.
Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz is already trying to paint a happyface on it. Mustn’t mention the Tea Party, now, Debbie!
Yep, it’s about a tenth of a mile from my office. :)
It is a Chik-fil-a “Express”, but you should see the lines on a daily basis! During orientation, there are regularly 40 to 50 people in line.
Don’t forget to support Wendy’s, McDonalds, Taco Bell, KFC, etc for they support CFA, spread the support! Maybe it should be a Monday @ Wendy’s, Tuesday at Taco Bell, Wednesday CFA, Thursday McDonalds, Friday @ KFC, etc etc!
Chick-Fil-A at People's Ave, packed as of breakfast time.
As of lunch time--- husband reports --- cars backed up more than half a mile all the way to N. State of Franklin Road. Later --- friend from church reports --- traffic nearly gridlocked at Knob Creek intersection.
And now I'm kicking myself. It would have been a perfect chance to walk up and down handing out leaflets for local Conservative upcoming events, or at least circulating petitions.
NOTE TO SELF: MAKE THE MOST OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES, YOU DUMMY!
Hit the one in Hagerstown MD while I was on the road, lines out both doors, running 4 registers, lot full, traffic jammed and backed up on the boulevard.
God Bless Americans!!!
D.C., Boston, Chicago... As if CFA would want to root in those corrupt, high-tax, high-crime liberal hellholes anyway... If I were Dan Cathy, I'd consider those rejections blessings in disguise.
It is so important that Obama loses by a wide margin, so that cheating & "lawyering" cannot possibly win the election for him.
I got breakfast there this morning but could not wait for lunch. At 12:30 the Chick Fil A in Olathe, KS.
you could not even get close. Cars in every direction . Police directing traffic . We ended up eating at Mr. Gyro. I didn’t have the time. Might try for dinner. asked a person who parked about 1800’ from the entrance to the rest how long it took him and he said 45 mins to get to the front of the line. The cars at the drive thru had to be 60 of them. good to see.
The liberals will burn for this crime against AMERICAN VALUES.
I hope Mr. Cathy shows his appreciation by giving every voter on November 6th a Free shake with proof of voting (little sticker most get at the polls saying I VOTED.
Yes, is this case the MSM was not their friend, having led them into a delusion. Did them no favors, and now they are having a day of awakening.
We had never eaten before at CFA. My husband had the day off and has been in line for more than two hours and wonders if the place will run out of food. There are two lines circling the area and news camera only just showed up.
It is frightening when the right to own a business is to be decided by such criteria. It is like the former Soviet Union. I have seen no demands to close down amazon.com whose CEO Jeff Bezos has contributed $2.5 million to promote gay-marriage laws. Bill Gates also made a heft contribution to gay marriage.
Have there been any reports from those areas? D.C., Boston, Chicago...?
Goodyear, AZ! Intersections blocked, lines around the building. Employees passing out free paper cups of water! 100 degrees in the shade!
We’ll be at the Suffolk CFA tonight. Looking forward to it.
I’m looking at this and what I see is November. I’m also hoping that nobody in the Democrat party is paying attention.
“So where are all the Gaystapo faggies with their counterprotest same-sex gross-in and threatened confrontation with us hated breeders?
Oh...sorry, forgot......thats Friday at 8:00 p.m. when most of the bigot antigay homophobic heteros will be eating supper at home with their families.”
Not exactly a show of bravery, is it? If they truly had the courage of their convictions you would think the Kiss-In would have been staged for today.
I just got back. My daughters and I waited 35 minutes in a line that snaked through and around the building, with the parking lot packed and employees taking orders in the street.
This is a HUGE win for people who will not be bullied or intimidated into silence.
The left can only embarass themselves on Friday.
wow, thanks for that link! So it is true. You ought to post that as its own news thread on FR.
And of course the lamestream media will cover the gay gross-in like white on rice, and do its best to magnify the actual numbers of protesters in order to advance the lie that there is widespread support for the gaystapo societal assault.
Ha, it was for a good cause. ;)
Same here. I tried, but with only an hour for lunch, I couldn’t do it.
It was a beautiful sight to behold, though!
Man, this warms my heart to see this kind of response all over the USA. If this is the reaction to political thuggery against just one business, what does this mean for Nov. elections? I can only hope.
“The left can only embarass themselves on Friday.”
Just thinking the same exact thing.
Tried to go to our Chick-Fil-A after lunch hour rush. At 1:20PM there was a mile long traffic jam filling 4 lanes.
When I finally got there, the parking lot was full and cars were parking along the side of the road and anywhere they could find a place. People were walking over 1/2 a mile in places just to get carryout. This is Reynoldsburg Ohio. Not much of a battleground state here.
Meanwhile, this should be a clue that a number of people are fed up with pandering to the gay lobby.
These reports are just amazing.
Perhaps some of us can surprise them.
“Meanwhile, this should be a clue that a number of people are fed up with pandering to the gay lobby.”
The really sad thing - or actually the incredibly funny thing - is that its too late now for Obama or the Dems to take back the same sex marriage endorsement and gay marriage plank announcement for the DNC in North Carolina. Had they forseen this, they might have used caution; as it stands now, though, its too late for them to put the genie back in the bottle.
Probably a very good idea to show up at their staged kiss-in.
The Big Man upstairs is smiling today.
Yep, a stark contrast...vast numbers of normal looking people vs. a few gay guys kissing.
It’ll be interesting to see just how many of them show up.
But everyone was having a good ol' time waiting in line, polite and all, talkin' to each other about how great Texas weather is... and about the Cruz victory and the like.
The spicy chicken sandwich was delicious.
Indeed He is.
Dan Cathy is too. :o) Can’t wait to hear their numbers report tomorrow.
So excited to hear this! I ate there on Monday, and spoke with the manager briefly. I told him I will keep coming back just to show my support for the 1st Amendment (and marriage). We will try to get in for dinner tonight!
I AM HUNGRY! Couldn’t even get close to CFA in Macedonia Ohio! Drive thru line was a 1/4 mile long, stretching way down the street. The parking lots at an adjacent big box were packed. Lines to get in the door went around, and around and around! Didn’t have that much time, so will try again later!
Just got back. Line was out the doors, and the drive-through line was around the building and out of the parking lot. I had to park in another parking lot and walk a few hundred yards to get there. It was like a mall parking lot before Christmas.
The homo-boycott not only backfired, it was NUKED!
I was thinking too that you only see these kinds of crowds at Christmas shopping.
Yes, it was nuked. They never saw the frontal attack coming.
careful. Much of the support from those stores comes from the store owners. Not the corporation behind the name.
ah, sorry. At least you went hungry for a good cause. ;)
That is alright. If even 1/1000 of us show up Friday as we did today we’ll outnumber them 10 to 1.
I will be there Friday night, however I am leaving my kids at home.
(if there is an actual kiss in, my kids don’t need to see that crap)
Today is a huge day for many reasons. This is a legitimate groundswell of real American support for traditional, Christian values and conservative principles. It is in no way “astroturfed” like most of the “aggreived protests” of the left. It is the average American showing the disgust he or she feels with the homosexual agenda pushed by the left in media, academia and government. It is nothing less than a wholesale rejection of all that the left stands for.
0bama, the democrat politicians, and their propaganda organs in the media must be crapping their pants. And in truth, I don’t think they can even grasp what they are seeing.
This is a harbinger of November. The American people are NOT HAPPY with the direction of the country, and they want to take it back. It is going to be a landslide, and the democrats are going to be swept out of power. Oh, they won’t go completely away, like the Sith Lords. But the wilderness awaits them.
I dropped $25. It was hard to get into the parking lot.
Tulsa, Ok CFA’s are packed!
I think your words are prophetic, and will be fulfilled.
Same here in Cincinnati the CFA at tri county mall had traffic backed up kemper road as far as we could see, parking lot full and spilling over to the lowes lot—NO Protestors!!!!
THIS IS GREAT !!! I feel proud to be a American again.
we are all over the C-F-A in Noblesville Indiana. lines out the door, serpentined inside, drive up lane backed out to the highway
Way to go Wendys...yes!!
They have. That’s the problem.