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PHOTOS: Chick-Fil-As Across The Country Are Absolutely Jam-Packed
TBI ^ | 8-1-2012 | Brett LoGiurato and Kim Bhasin

Posted on 08/01/2012 2:15:45 PM PDT by blam

PHOTOS: Chick-Fil-As Across The Country Are Absolutely Jam-Packed

Brett LoGiurato and Kim Bhasin
Aug. 1, 2012, 4:06 PM

By all early accounts, Gov. Mike Huckabee's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" seems like a wild success.

Conservatives are lining up in droves. Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is offering his support and urging supporters to visit a restaurant. One Wendy's franchise owner expressed his support for Chick-fil-A at a North Carolina Wendy's.

Chick-fil-A originally incurred a backlash when COO Dan Cathy affirmed in an interview that the company did not support gay marriage.

"We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit," Cathy said.

Some mayors around the country — including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino — have publicly supported the boycott of Chick-fil-A.

According to its Facebook event page, more than 630,000 people planned to go to Chick-fil-A today.

Many of them took to Twitter and Instagram to document the craziness. As of this writing, there were almost 60,000 Instagram photos tagged with #chickfila.

Click here to see photos

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012issues; aar; cfa; chickfila; conservatives; gays; homosexualagenda; huckabee
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1 posted on 08/01/2012 2:15:59 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

You really have to love it!

The nearest one to me is in the next state. :(


2 posted on 08/01/2012 2:18:29 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: blam
We staged a rally this morning at the Northridge CA "Chick-fil-A" (in Los Angeles) My sign below. I point out that Free Speech is a right -- and the Right to boycott, shop elsewhere is your economic freedom as well. Many news media outlets were there. They interviewed us. We emphasized free speech, Chicago's move to perhaps pull licenses from Chick-fil-A restaurants - that move was Anti-free speech and Anti-free private enterprise. Our Rights include the right to have 'annoying' opinions and to be 'annoying' business owners, as long as these activities are voluntary and peaceful. Shop there, don't shop there - it's your choice. It's called the 13th Amendment: you are FREE to start your own individual business, express your views, lose money if people don't like it. FREE enterprise. All in all it was a fruitful event, I think the media "got it" (the philosophy behind our rights to free speech, economic freedom & free enterprise).
3 posted on 08/01/2012 2:19:10 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: blam

4 posted on 08/01/2012 2:19:17 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Nearest one to me is in the next country. Toronto to Erie, PA is a LONG drive :-(


5 posted on 08/01/2012 2:20:17 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: blam
INDIANAPOLIS:


FLORIDA

CANTON, OHIO


6 posted on 08/01/2012 2:21:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

7 posted on 08/01/2012 2:21:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: blam

The CFA we usually go to is always packed at lunchtime, ALWAYS. I can only imagine what it looked like today. I couldn’t get there but had been planning to try on Friday... though now I read that’s the day to gay mafia has decided to descend and perform their.. uh.. antics.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 2:22:23 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: blam

We just finished two burgers and two strawberry shakes. The place was jammed and I got the food to go. Walmart didn’t know it but they loaned their parking lot to tons of us while we walked to the nearby Chick.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 2:22:41 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: blam

What is best in life?

Crunch your waffle fries.
Eat the chicken sandwich before you.
Hear the lamentations of the homosexuals.


10 posted on 08/01/2012 2:22:48 PM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: blam

Are they running out of chicken?


11 posted on 08/01/2012 2:23:19 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: blam

Thanks to all the mindless, tolitarian, idjits that just enabled CFA to earn their 45th STRAIGHT YEAR OF GROWTH.

Idjits.


12 posted on 08/01/2012 2:23:34 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Dave Mustaine for president.)
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To: 4Liberty
Covington, Georgia

13 posted on 08/01/2012 2:24:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: blam
Tomorrow, MSM will be running this headline:

Unruly mobs invade local restaurants, demand food.
14 posted on 08/01/2012 2:25:18 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Conyers, Georgia

15 posted on 08/01/2012 2:25:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: blam

Fresno, California.

16 posted on 08/01/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: blam
Earlier today:

A Bunch Of Wendy's Restaurants Put Up Signs That Say 'We Stand With Chick-Fil-A'

17 posted on 08/01/2012 2:26:19 PM PDT by blam
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To: workerbee

“..though now I read that’s the day to gay mafia has decided to descend..”

Another great day to go then! I just saw Huckabee’s interview, and when he mentioned to go on Weds., Aug 1st, Mr. Cathy said something like “or any of the other 6 days - you’ll be welcome”.


18 posted on 08/01/2012 2:26:52 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Hattie
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (Where Rahm Emmanuel wants to ban Chick-Fil-A)

19 posted on 08/01/2012 2:27:15 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
We had massive lines but whoever the manger is at the Egg Harbor Township,Atlantic County,NJ Chick-Fil-A deserves a major raise.

They had people set up outside, booking tables for those who wanted to eat inside. They announced that those who were getting take outs could come in and line up at a seperate line. I was literally out of the place within 5 minutes.

20 posted on 08/01/2012 2:27:38 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: forgotten man

Big crowds gather at local restaurants for ‘Chick-fil-A appreciation day’ (HOUSTON TEXAS)

Watch Video here:

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Chick-fil-A-supporters-plan-appreciation-day-3753304.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+houstonchronicle%2Ftopheadlines+(chron.com+-+Top+Stories)


21 posted on 08/01/2012 2:28:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: forgotten man

Big crowds gather at local restaurants for ‘Chick-fil-A appreciation day’ (HOUSTON TEXAS)

Watch Video here:

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Chick-fil-A-supporters-plan-appreciation-day-3753304.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+houstonchronicle%2Ftopheadlines+(chron.com+-+Top+Stories)


22 posted on 08/01/2012 2:28:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: blam

I bet CFA raises more money today than Obama does all month!


23 posted on 08/01/2012 2:28:47 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: blam

24 posted on 08/01/2012 2:29:37 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: blam

Chick-Fil-A in Ft. Walton Beach on Beal Parkway was so crowded at lunch time I had no time to get in and get a Peach Shake. The inside was standing room only, the line for the drive thru was around the store, across the strip mall parking lot and out into the street.

The police put up cones to stop people from making left turns into the place from a side street because they were blocking traffic on a Beal. Traffic on Beal was backed up for over a mile...........

I’ll go after work and get my shake!........


25 posted on 08/01/2012 2:29:49 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: blam

Wait just a minute here. We’re the party of intolerance! Where are the hateful and angry expressions on people’s faces in these pictures? Where’s the venom? Why are all these intolerant people waiting patiently in line? Where is the abuse being hurled at law-abiding citizens?

Look, people, if this public display of kindness, patience and civility is the best our angry, bigoted, intolerant selves can manage, we’re really going to have to step up our game!


26 posted on 08/01/2012 2:30:10 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: MeganC

27 posted on 08/01/2012 2:30:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: dragnet2

I would never have believed that there was that many conservatives, in CA.


28 posted on 08/01/2012 2:31:04 PM PDT by papageo
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To: workerbee
I couldn’t get there but had been planning to try on Friday... though now I read that’s the day to gay mafia has decided to descend and perform their.. uh.. antics.

If CFA is as packed with conservatives on Friday as it was today, the activists may decide to pass. They are cowards at heart.

29 posted on 08/01/2012 2:31:08 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: forgotten man
Are they running out of chicken?

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Not yet -but they are getting desperate. lol


30 posted on 08/01/2012 2:32:06 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: 4Liberty

not really a boycott but rather a “buycott” . a boycott only serves to hurt those at the lowest rungs of a corporate entity as they are the first to be layed off . that isn’t loving your brother as your self


31 posted on 08/01/2012 2:35:17 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: blam

I ate there today for breakfast


32 posted on 08/01/2012 2:36:47 PM PDT by yldstrk ( That is corrMy heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Noumenon
"I agree"
33 posted on 08/01/2012 2:36:57 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: papageo

Bakersfield, CA.

34 posted on 08/01/2012 2:38:00 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: blam

This finally woke up America and I think this will have a huge affect in the elections and with the Dems coming out of the closet with their gay marriage platform on their heels......it may downhill for the Dems..... God Bless America


35 posted on 08/01/2012 2:39:32 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: papageo

Bakersfield, CA.

36 posted on 08/01/2012 2:39:35 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mware

Brings tears to my eyes. Free speech and freedom of thought is foundational to the American way of life.


37 posted on 08/01/2012 2:40:22 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: dragnet2

California? Lookin’ like Obama’s in a whole heap of trouble.


38 posted on 08/01/2012 2:40:56 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: workerbee
. . . though now I read that’s the day to gay mafia has decided to descend and perform their.. uh.. antics

Should be able to seat 4 times as many by turning the chairs upside down.

39 posted on 08/01/2012 2:42:46 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (I wish this president would learn how to be an American)
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To: papageo

Oceanside, CA.

Hundreds of people line up outside the Chick-fil-A off of Marron Road in Oceanside on Wednesday, saying they were there to support the right to free speech. Similar scenes played out at the San Marcos, CA store

40 posted on 08/01/2012 2:43:12 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: TomGuy

“Tomorrow, MSM will be running this headline:

Unruly mobs invade local restaurants, demand food.”
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Quite right, TomGuy. Hundreds of flash mobs storming restaurants across the nation demanding non-beef food.

The horror....the horror...

But seriously, I swung by our nearest Chick-Fil-A at lunch time today and the cars were backed up into the nearby Interstate exit waiting to get to the restaurant. So I gave up on my attempt to pick up lunch there as I had too much work waiting for me back at the office. I’ll try going back in a bit to show my family’s support.

By the way, does anyone know if there are massive lines of people and cars trying to get into Chicago and Boston to show their support of those cities?


41 posted on 08/01/2012 2:43:37 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: PapaBear3625

I plan to go Friday too.


42 posted on 08/01/2012 2:44:12 PM PDT by blam
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To: papageo
I would never have believed that there was that many conservatives, in CA.

People make that mistake all the time, looking to write off places where a majority are liberals.

California has about 40 million people. In the last presidential election, 40% voted Republican. Extrapolate that out to the general population and there's about 16,000,000 Republicans in California.

That's more Republicans in California than the total overall (liberal, conservative, moderate and other) populations of West Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming and Washington DC combined.

43 posted on 08/01/2012 2:45:29 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dragnet2
Bookmark for later.

I hope that the news media is not stupid enough not to give this full coverage

44 posted on 08/01/2012 2:46:01 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: blam
And here are some posters created by the gay marriage advocates who must be throwing up seeing the size of today's crowds...





45 posted on 08/01/2012 2:47:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Hey alice,
just for shits and giggles,
write your govenor a letter asking for a gub mint loan to start one in your state.
I think you’d do real well as the owner of a Chick Fil A


46 posted on 08/01/2012 2:47:24 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: PapaBear3625

At the last minute I couldn’t get there today...it was JAMMED and I couldn’t afford the time.

SO....I am now planning on late Friday. The Gadsden will be on the car.

I will have my camera.

Go ahead...make my day.


47 posted on 08/01/2012 2:47:36 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Irish Eyes

San Diego, CA

48 posted on 08/01/2012 2:48:07 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 4Liberty

Great sign, great post, great things to say to the moron media twits.


49 posted on 08/01/2012 2:48:12 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: House Atreides


50 posted on 08/01/2012 2:49:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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