Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Chick-fil-A Supporters by the Thousands


Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day saw drive-through lanes were backed up and dining rooms were packed at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country as hundreds of thousands of people turned out to support the fast food chain after it came under attack when the CEO said he opposes gay marriage.

More than 640,000 people pledged to attend Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, an event organized by former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

As you can see by the photos the lines to buy chicken sandwiches stretched into the parking lot throughout the nation.

Cars wrapped around the parking lot and waited in line as far as the eye could see.

At one location in Atlanta, employees had to stop taking orders from the drive through so they could catch up on the customers who had already ordered.

Chick-fil-A is a family owned and operated company. It has 1,615 stores in 39 states, and 2011 sales were $4.1 billion.

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day – as it is being called was the idea of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.