At least a half-a-million people or more plan to participate in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day by visiting one of the national chain’s restaurants today. However, the numbers of people buying a chicken sandwich and waffle fries today could be far greater because of support from influential Christian leaders including evangelist Billy Graham.
“We’re simply asking people to eat chicken and not to be one when it’s time to take a stand – our appreciation is not only for the views of Dan Cathy, but for his right to have them and express them freely,” stated Huckabee on the Facebook page he created for the event.
“Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was not created by Chick-fil-A,” said Steve Robinson, executive vice president of Marketing for Chick-fil-A, Inc. “We appreciate all of our customers and are glad to serve them at any time. Our goal is simple: to provide great food, genuine hospitality and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A.”
In the last few weeks, government has tried to ban the chain from operating in their cities. This is completely a violation of the Constitution. Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried to block Chick-fil-A from expanding in Chicago because the companys president Dan Cathy’s public condemnation of gay marriage.
Chick-fil-A has made a deliberate move to try and steer clear of the controversy first started when the company’s president, Dan Cathy, affirmed his belief in traditional marriage, or the “biblical definition of the family unit.”
As people in the East consider having a Chick-fil-A meal today, reports are coming in of high traffic at the restaurants.
Donna writes on Facebook: “Chick-fil-A in Anderson, SC is so full that they are having to direct traffic!!!!”
“We will be there to say thank you for taking a biblical stand,” Barbara comments.