Skip to comments.Chick-Fil-A Day in Maryland
Posted on 08/01/2012 7:31:25 PM PDT by Trueblackman
Went to my local Chick-Fil-A here in Maryland(the Blue Liberal Bathtub) at Noon today and the store was already packed with customers just before Noon time today!
The other location near Waldorf Maryland was just as busy from what I have been told. Today in my opinion was the successful defense of free speech as well as free will as I have the right to spend my money when and where I want, when a business shares my believes.
Lexington Park was filled up.
Took me half an hour to get to the counter, Cars jammed all over the entrance waiting for the drive through.
Those kids earned their money today.
STILL PACKED when we went in Columbia, Maryland at 9:30! It was awesome. Prob 30 people ahead of us line inside...the drive-thru line was around the building.
You could feel the positive energy. Truly glad I went. Just felt so......part of a blessing.
Some history and historical pictures at the source of this FR thread.
We're being unruly and screwing up their plans.
Hey TBM. Good to hear from you. Hope you are doing well. I think CFA did very well today. I hope everyone keeps it up.
We couldn’t get close to our local CFA this evening. Traffic was snarled going into the restaurant, the parking lot was overflowing and the line of customers stretched out the door and around the building. I bet the workers are going to sleep well tonite...
My heart soars hearing of the Americans who speak freely for Free Speach and oppose the Facists who want to silence True Patriots.....
Piss On the Gay Thugs.
Same scene at local Chick-fil-A in Westminster, Maryland this evening after work.
Jam packed inside, with an outside line about a quarter of the way around the store. Traffic around the shopping center was snarled because of cars coming/going & waiting in the drive thru line, with cars driving by on the main road in front honking their horns in support. Took me a little less than an hour to get through the outside line and come out with my order. Everyone was very nice & polite despite the long wait & heavy volume.
First time I ever went into a Chick-fil-A (not much of a fast food fan), but the chicken was actually quite good.
Having run the kitchen in a sports bar, when the home team was in the playoffs (Mavs), and the game was in town.... Those guys and gals on the line and at the counter at CFA have my deepest empathy. Lots of folks soaking their feet tonight.
Check out this here thread for CFA updates from across the land, it's truly inspiring.
Doing a Maryland Freeper Ping to maybe hear about more on the street great reports from the rather Liberal state of Maryland.
One of the local stores stayed jammed from opening to at least 2100 hours. There was lots of police protection, too, and a lot of deputies got to eat fried chicken. It replaced the local Duncan Donuts for the day. I saw several families with nicely dressed children, 5-9 of them there, obvious church families and probably homeschooled. That traffic will continue. Many people who have occasionally or regularly gone to KFC and Church’s will switch. I think that, while the overflow crowds will certainly not continue, there will be a long term larger traffic in all the stores. Mr. Cathy could not have bought better advertising than that provided gratis by the Left and especially certain high profile mayors.
I had dinner at the Abingdon location. I got it to go since I was by myself and didn’t want to take up a table. Drive through was wrapped around the building twice. The line to get in the parking lot stretched for almost 1/2 mile. It was awe inspiring. People are fed up. The liberals and the homo’s went way too far this time.
I think that, while the overflow crowds will certainly not continue, there will be a long term larger traffic in all the stores. Mr. Cathy could not have bought better advertising than that provided gratis by the Left and especially certain high profile mayors.
RedMDer = your state!
I must of got there during the lull between lunch and dinner.
On the local DC 11PM news, the local CBS station carried a very short piece - about 13 minutes in -citing a COUNTER DEMONSTRATION, showing 2 different people with ‘stop the hate’ signs...immediately following was the ‘Editorial’ on the issue, which started against ‘us’, but cited it has failed in states votes and ended saying ‘they’ should learn to speak our language but both sides need to compromise.
The local ABC got about 6 minutes in and had a very favorable report, interviewing Black preachers against it and even had a (Black)fellow with a Bible ‘pounding’ on it and saying the Good Book says a marriage is between a man and woman. - they did mention the Friday event...
The local NBC doesn’t come on till midnite but would imagine it will be more along the lines of CBS.
The local FOX has a 10PM but had a short blurb early in the 11pm ‘recap’...etc...
*Twilight theme plays* That’s the one I went to, cause it’s just a few minutes from my house! I was there at around 2pm. You?
*Twilight Zone theme* FR REALLY needs an edit feature...
Hi, yourself! Glad you had a good CFA Appreciation Day.
Avoiding the inevitable crowds, I ordered from the CFA website in the morning — a couple of toy stuffed cows, some “Eat Mor Chikn” refrigerator magnets, and a couple of mugs.
I went to CFA at 9:15 at night for dessert. Even though our branch closes at 10 pm, the store still contained 50 people seated and about 15 in line, and a line of 20 cars outside. Everyone was being super polite, like at Christmas time. Had a nice peach shake.
Unlike many of the Europeancentric photos posted earlier today, the crowd was about half blacks (our area is about 2/3 white and 1/3 black). Lots of families with children having some nice snacks before bedtime.
I went to a CFA in a predominately black/hispanic neighborhood in LA and there was literally a 1/2 mile procession of cars trying to get into the parking lot. It was about an hour wait to get in and everyone was in a celebratory mood. No protesters visible. If they had shown up, I’m sure they would have gotten a pretty good dose of Old Time Religion and gospel preaching from the customers.
CFA has brought a lot of good people together just by standing up against the liberal zeitgeist.
you’re right johnny. it’s kind of like hearing the music from Rocky isn’t it?
I called in to the only store in WI(I’m six hours away) and gave them my Visa number to buy about ten lunches for some regular military patrons.
We don’t have a local CFA in my city here in Ohio, but, I did watch NBC after the Olympics and they did a report on the lines and traffic at several CFA’s across the city of Columbus. Same report - then they too interviewed a couple of protestors who yelled “hate speech” at the owners of CFA. Yawn! I guess this is their attempt to be “fair and balanced.” Snorkle, snorkle.
I went to CfA in Germantown Maryland (drove up from work near Shady Grove) today for lunch at around 11 AM. The drive through was already swamped, even that early. There were two queues forming to go through the single drive-through line. Looked inside the restaurant and it was already in sardine-can mode with more and more people streaming in.
Went to CfA in Laurel Maryland for a shake after going to the gym (no, I don’t normally do that, but today is CfA day, after all). 8 PM. There was, even at that late hour, a drive thru queue that went 1-1/2 times around the building. The inside of the restaurant was pretty full, as well (looked like about 4-6 people deep at the registers). In chatting with the gal at the drive thru, it was obvious they were slammed all day (she was so tired, she asked if I wanted any catsup with my shake).
Forest Hill was packed too!!
I went to the Chick-Fil-A on Route 40 in Elkton, MD around 6 PM. The place was jammed with hundreds of customers! The line to get into the store extended down through the parking lot. Cars waiting for the Drive-Thru were lined up through the parking lot, and out onto the shoulder of the road. It was about a 45 minute wait from the time you got in line until you received your food, but nobody cared - there was a festive mood about the place.
I watched some news clips of the event on liberal local TV stations (CBS/NBC)...they at least reported the conservative/FRee Speech side, which was surprising. I'd expected one teeny, tiny blip we wouldn't have recognized.
Here is one piece from the NBC4 article that I think people in DC, Boston, & Chicago should really pay attention to:
Youre not allowed to go out and impose your political views on companies on the left or the right, and we cant discriminate against a company because of their political beliefs of their executives or their employees, (Loudoun County Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio)
We need to pay attention to how the government (and liberal left) blackmails us into doing their will.
I was so proud yesterday of my fellow Marylanders for standing up against those who try to squash our voice and run roughshod over our beliefs. It was kind of awe inspiring from a bluer-than-BLUE state.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
I went to Lexington Park (Hollywood) at noon.
Waldorf’s CFA on Rt. 301 was packed at 11:15 am — I got through the drive-thru within 10 minutes with 3 lunch meals.
The Cecil County Patriots were there with a good number of signs for Harris and Bongino! Lots of thumbs up for them.
Downtown Silver Spring out the door at noon. Must be due to shark week at the Discovery Channel.
In Salisbury... rt. 13 north CFA had a double ring of vehicles in its drive thru... was called by a friend who saw me drive up... he said he was in the outer loop of the drive thru and the inside was packed.
I remembered the CFA in the mall across the highway and went there... 4 lines of 20 people deep, the people behind the counter were jumping... but still friendly and courteous... took about 10 minutes in line to order and 5 min to get it... the peach shake was killer...
i will return every wednesday... as a catholic, fish on friday, chick-fil-a on wednesdays...
Went to the Owings Mills location around 1pm. The line of cars to the mall (and mostly extending into chickfila) was out to the road; I had to wait a light cycle to get in. I decided to park away from chickfila to avoid the mess. Fairly chaotic. Ordered in 10 minutes, took 10 minutes to get the order. As I waited the line grew and was wrapping around the restaurant. Everyone was happy, the police came in to look around and were smiling. There were people of all ages there, those in pastor shirts. It was so busy I was ready to split with my order.
The Joppa Road location was also packed. :)
I went to the Dobbin Center CFA in Columbia around 2pm and the line to the drive in was wrapped around the building as far as it could go. Due to the parking lot and access constraints this CFA always seems pretty full around lunch time, but it was even more packed than usual at that tweener time between lunch and dinner.
The milk shake was great, and the wait time was well-spent. I listened to Mark Levin on the radio :)
...the rather Liberal state of Maryland.
We have that reputation, sadly, because of the make-up of our state legislature, but the majority of our citizens lean conservative in many ways, I suspect, but, unfortunately, we have heavily populated pockets of Rat voters who get to pick for the rest of us.
For example, our horrendous governor supports redefining marriage and homo “marriage” has been declared legal without any real input from the electorate. But some dedicated volunteers sought signatures so that a referendum could be used to defeat this absurd decree in the 2012 election. I am happy to report that their efforts turned in more than twice the number needed. Sorry, I don’t have the figures, but I know that the response was phenomenal.
There are some in the state GOP who hold out hope that blue Maryland will be turned red in the near future.
Packed in liberal Columbia? Oh, happy day!
I have heard from several friends here in FL about other Chick-Fil-A’s being packed with long lines, even at 9:30 at night! Just shows most Americans view the Holder and others trashing of an American business will backfire!!!
Hope folks spread this link to other FR friends so we hear about on the street reports from more states across the country. This video I received this morning from a friend in New Jersey is just to funny to miss!
Wanted to tell you that you made my day when I saw your post last night! LOL!!
Poor little one, I bet she was really beat!
Just love hearing Chick-Fil-A reports from across our beautiful Nation!
From what I hear there will be somewhat of a not so happy protests at some Chick-Fil-A busnisses this coming Friday, tomorrow. Hoping if anyone sees one at their local Chick-Fel-A, that they get some video! The videos could then be sent to Holder and ask him why he wasn’t there with his friends!! :)
Even the CFA in BOCA (la dee da!) was packed! LOL
It’s a few cosmopolitan counties that apparently hog the political spotlight in MD and bias it Democrat. Some of them you would think would lean GOP especially in the more affluent “high tech corridor” of I270 but no.... Having come by car into MD last weekend to begin a new job, I’ve seen there are a lot of hillbillies in MD who however don’t seem to have a lot of voice. Even yet MD seems pretty mellow compared with Ill Noise. Maybe they should think about giving Baltimore and Montgomery County to Washington, DC. Did you know that Montgomery County is considered in “the greater Baltimore area”? I didn’t, until I read it on a McDonald’s coupon.