By all accounts, Mike Huckabee’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day is looking like a huge success for the company.
Business Insider has a round up of reports coming in from around the country, thus far:
Knoxville News Sentinel editor/reporter Jesse Smithey tweeted this pictureof a long line of cars at a Tennessee Chick-fil-A:
Across the country, Twitter users described “mile long traffic to get into chick-fil-a,” stores “so crowded there are cops directing traffic off the highway” and “26 cars in the drive through.” One user, EWErickson, wrote that the “crowd was so big I gave up.”
Earlier, several North Carolina Wendy’s restaurants posted signs saying “We Stand With Chick Fil A.” The fast-food chain, a rival of Chick-fil-A, tweeted atMSNBC’s Thomas Roberts today that the signs were put up by an independent franchisee and have since been taken down. “We proudly serve ALL customers,” Wendy’s tweeted.]
Erick Erickson, editor of the conservative blog Red State, tweeted this picture and estimated the line was “a quarter mile long”:
The Odessa American reported that the Odessa, Texas, Chick-fil-A doubled its profits this morning alone. More than 600,000 people had joined Huckabee’s Facebookgroup and pledged to go to a Chick-fil-A today.