When Mike Huckabee declared Wednesday as Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day after President Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A spoke out publicly against gay marriage, the former governor may not have expected restaurant locations to be swamped with customers.
And Gwinnett locations were no different. The lines were long at the , and the Loganville location off Highway 78 had crowds so large that the in to help.
The , with cars overflowing into a nearby church and people parking as far as three businesses away. The saw a mass of people, too.
Did you eat at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday? What was the crowd like?
On the Norcross Patch, people commented with their different opinions on the new holiday:
, "I just went by a Chick where the customers were giddy they were so happy to be able to promote their cause against gay marriage. Taking pictures, matching T-shirts, It made me very sad. When will people realize that being gay is NOT a choice, but you are born that way. I won't eat at Chick again, gay people should be able to get married. Law isn't bound by the Bible. Chick stepped in it."
earlier Wednesday, "headed there for lunch......Free Speech, Freedom OF Religion...applies even when you don't agree!"
Norcross Patch also received some responses on Facebook, too:
"I am boycotting Chick-Fil-A. I will not eat at a place whose owners don't believe that everyone deserves equality. It's not like it's healthy food anyway," wrote Lindsey Monroe.
"I'd starve first," said Cheryl White Rankin.
Because of all the spotlight, Chick-fil-A sent out a statement about the company's involvement in the holiday.
“Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was not created by Chick-fil-A," said Steve Robinson, the executive vice president of marketing for the restaurant. "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.”
Did you show your support for Chick-fil-A on Wednesday? Tell us in the comments.