Chick Fil A Appreciation Day Looking Like A Huge Success UPDATED With My Own Pix

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.

And the day’s only half over. I think the left  hit a nerve with their latest anti-Christian, totalitarian overreach. Americans don’t appreciate it when their religious freedom is threatened.
See  Business Insider for more coverage and several more pictures from crowded Chick fil As.
I plan on going to my closest Chick fil A for dinner. I’ll update with pix, later.
UPDATE:
I took the opportunity to do some investigative reporting and eat some delicious chicken (but mostly eat some delicious chicken)at  the Chick Fil A  in West Palm Beach:
I asked the girl at the counter if it had been busy like this all day, and she said it had since 10:00 a.m.
The drive thru line was busy, as well. On my way back to my car I heard a senior yell out his car window to the CBS 12 News cameraman if he was filming for TV. When the reporter  answered in the affirmative, the senior hollered, “GET ME ON CAMERA BABY!!!”
Out on the street, a grand total of two protestors waved their rainbow flag, and demonstrated a total misreading of a well known bible verse.
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This is just beyond me. I have no words. Snark doesn’t cut it. This is full-blown f*cking fascism and it’s g-d*mned outrageous.
Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!

21 thoughts on “Chick Fil A Appreciation Day Looking Like A Huge Success UPDATED With My Own Pix

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  2. In Ohio, my local Chick-fil-a had people lined up through the restaurant and out the door. The restaurant sits along a busy road in front a shopping center. Cars were lined up in the drive-thru out into two sides streets onto the main road. The large parking lot was full, and people were parking in two separate parking lots in front of the JC Penney and waling across the street and traffic to go into the Chick-fil-A.

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  3. Stand for religious freedom by eating at a fast food restaurant…if that isn’t America, I don’t know what is.

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  5. Unfortunately, there isn’t a Chick-Fil-A in either Oregon or Washington. The closest one to me is either Boise, Idaho or Sacramento, CA, so all I can do is voice support for the company and its standards.

    Which I have done. Thank God (literally) for people with high standards and beliefs that control their lives.

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  6. I couldn’t get near a store at lunch time [at any location]. Decided to go back later in the afternoon. Police were dispatched to control traffic that was lined up out of the parking lots onto the streets at lunch time. Later people were still lining up to get into the place. Lines went out the door.
    Had my Spicy Chicken sandwich and a order of “1st Amendment No Waffling Fries”.

    “For those who have fought for it, Freedom has a Taste the protected will never know”

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  7. We know these are mostly Conservatives supporting Chick-fil-A. Lets hope this enthusiam continues through Nov 6 2012!!

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  14. Great round-up of info from all around the country! (Thanks for including my post, too….)

    Mr. TiFW went to our CFA for lunch and dinner – waited in line for 30 minutes at 7:00 pm, said that everyone was smiling and very patient; nobody left the line at the drive-thru.

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  15. I went to a Chick Fil A yesterday and asked that dude at the counter for a Chicken Sandwich and some Waffle Fries…for free…never gave it to me. Last time I ever even try to give them my service…freaking ridiculous.

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