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Chick-fil-A confirms 'record-setting day' on 'Appreciation Day'
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Posted on 08/02/2012 9:38:14 AM PDT by wk4bush2004

Chick-fil-A announced Thursday morning that supporters who flocked to the restaurant for "Appreciation Day" propelled the company to a "record-setting day."

The statement confirmed anecdotal claims that the long lines seen at Chick-fil-A's across the country Wednesday fueled unprecedented sales. The turnout came after CEO Dan Cathy came under fire in some circles for his opposition to same-sex marriage.

"We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country. We congratulate local Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators and their team members for striving to serve each and every customer with genuine hospitality," the company said in a statement. "While we don't release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/02/huckabee-chick-fil-appreciation-day-beyond-anything-could-have-imagined/#ixzz22PKCOXc8

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This is exciting! Chick-Fil-A is one of my favorite restaurants and I was unfortunately unable to make it yesterday, but a couple of my friends did. They said they waited in line for over an hour and a half at the location in Springfield, MO and it was reported they ran out of food later that evening!
1 posted on 08/02/2012 9:38:17 AM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: wk4bush2004
And in tomorrow's planned liberal protests, let's hope the tinier crowds of puerile libs behave as poorly at Chick-fil-A as they usually do in public.

Many local TV and radio stations filmed/covered/mentioned yesterday's record-breaking turnout of Chick-fil-A supporters. Without exception, those pictures showed people having fun, waiting patiently in line, treating other customers and Chick-fil-A employees with cordiality and respect.

Twitter and Associated Press photos of yesterday's long lines at Chick-fil-A

AP photos [scroll down] of yesterday's long lines at Chick-fil-A

Whatever TV stations cover Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday will see in-your-face provocateurs attempting to call attention to themselves with narcissistic displays of self-love while grossing out employees and other patrons.

Don't think the lessons -- the comparative behaviors of adult conservatives in public vs. the behaviors of psychologically stunted liberals in public -- won't reach especially the independent voters who are weighing which party's local and national candidates they'll be voting for in November.

2 posted on 08/02/2012 9:42:41 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: wk4bush2004

I’ll go again today.

Anything that irritates a liberal is gooooooooood!

Besides, the chicken is goooooooooood too!


3 posted on 08/02/2012 9:44:26 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: wk4bush2004

Bump


4 posted on 08/02/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: wk4bush2004

I hope Dan Cathy has the sense and good humor to send two large trays of nuggets to Rahm Emmanuel’s office. With a copy of the Constitution.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 9:46:37 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: wk4bush2004

Its a mandate! !!


6 posted on 08/02/2012 9:48:32 AM PDT by culpeper (I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny... TJ)
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To: wk4bush2004

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2913745/posts


7 posted on 08/02/2012 9:48:49 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: rhema
And in tomorrow's planned liberal protests
That will be seen 24/7 via every MSM outlet in the world.
Meanwhile, I had to hunt far and wide for coverage of yesterday's events.
8 posted on 08/02/2012 9:48:54 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: wk4bush2004; All
hmm.. time to visit CFA again today.
long live traditional (non-abbrant) family values.

9 posted on 08/02/2012 9:50:45 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: rhema

I am going back tomorrow to show my support.


10 posted on 08/02/2012 9:52:55 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: wk4bush2004

My wife and I set yesterday aside as ourt day to visit Chick-fil-a. We were delighted to see so many people show up to fight back against the liberal propaganda.

The left STILL doesn’t understand the Bill of Rights. Religion aside, Mr. Cathy exercvised his 1st Amendment right and the left wanted to shut him down for it!!??? Than you all for showing the left that the majority of us still believe in and support the Constitution.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 9:53:02 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: wk4bush2004

Its been a good week. Record turnout for Ted Cruz and CFA. I think this may be the single worst omen I’ve seen so far for Obama in November.

Good people got that fired-up about a persecuted chicken-joint ... they went out, spent money, endured traffic, and waited for hours for the opportunity. Just think what they’d be willing to endure come November.

Somewhere, some liberal is saying to himself ... “I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant, and filled him with resolve.”

SnakeDoc


12 posted on 08/02/2012 9:54:36 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: Romulus

Cathy should give the nuggets free of charge to the pervs and do it with a huge smile.

Nothing and I mean NOTHING pisses off these people more then when you smile at them and tell them you think it’s great they have the freedom to express themselves in this wonderful country.

The more you smile at them the deeper becomes their rage.


13 posted on 08/02/2012 9:57:04 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: SnakeDoctor
"Somewhere, some liberal is saying to himself ... “I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant, and filled him with resolve.”

That would be an Asian Liberal....right?

14 posted on 08/02/2012 9:59:32 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: wk4bush2004
This was business as usual Chik-Fil-A at the busy corner of Sunset Blvd. and Highland Blvd. in Hollywood, Calif., yesterday at past 7pm... Notice the guy wearing white Lakers t-shirt holding a bible was preaching!


15 posted on 08/02/2012 10:01:04 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: beenaround

“Cathy should give the nuggets free of charge to the pervs and do it with a huge smile.”

Only if he serves the nuggets with a “special sauce!”


16 posted on 08/02/2012 10:07:41 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: beenaround

SnakeDoc

17 posted on 08/02/2012 10:11:15 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens, Justified)
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To: wk4bush2004

Another observation, CFA staff.

Few other fast food restaurants can seem to match the alert, well trained, courteous, efficient, folks working the CFA counter. On days when traffic is normal, or yesterday when it was crazy, the folks just looked like the knew what they were about.

If they ever do a burger........


18 posted on 08/02/2012 10:11:35 AM PDT by petro45acp ("Don't" read 'HOPE' by L Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman...it will bring tears to eyes. BORE!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: beenaround
Nothing and I mean NOTHING pisses off these people more then when you smile at them and tell them you think it’s great they have the freedom to express themselves in this wonderful country.

There is one thing that equals or maybe betters that: telling them that God loves them and that you will be praying for them.

19 posted on 08/02/2012 10:13:31 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: beenaround

“Nothing and I mean NOTHING pisses off these people more then when you smile at them and tell them you think it’s great they have the freedom to express themselves in this wonderful country.”

Actually, I saw one video of where a Chick-Fil-A manager walked out to the homosexual protesters and smiled at them and gave them bottles of water and some snacks. No debating, no arguing, just love. Now that just shows how Jesus would want us to treat them. Powerful witness!


20 posted on 08/02/2012 10:13:31 AM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: wk4bush2004
My wife and I went Tuesday and Today. Couldn't handle the crowds yesterday. We wish Chick-Fil-A, Freedom of Speech, and Liberty well.

Now it's a tossup between Chick-Fil-A and Whataburger. Whataburger is our favorite fast food burger chain in our part of the country (Texas). The question will be, Beef or Chicken?

21 posted on 08/02/2012 10:14:32 AM PDT by BaylorDad (I can't always buy American, but when I can, it's not UAW!)
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To: wk4bush2004

I think we should make Friday a Chick-Fil-A support day #2.

We don’t have one close to me, neither do millions of Americans that may not have heard of Chick-Fil-A before all this. How many times has the name “Chick-Fil-A” been said in the media over the last week? Now people from all over the country know who they are - without spending a penny!

Brilliant!!! When people travel and see a Chick-Fil-A, they’ll know the name and stop for lunch. Of course there will be a few that will never eat there but I’ll bet that the net gain is far more.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 10:20:20 AM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: wk4bush2004

New slogan for Chick-fil-A:

“We do econonomic stimulus right!”


23 posted on 08/02/2012 10:25:51 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: beenaround
Cathy should give the nuggets free of charge to the pervs and do it with a huge smile.

He should make sure the gay marriage set understands the nuggets are from roosters married to each other.

24 posted on 08/02/2012 10:46:30 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: wk4bush2004

BTTT!

http://shopchick-fil-a.com/default.aspx/act/Catalog.aspx/catalogid/992/Subcategory/Car/category/Gifts/browse//MenuGroup/Home/desc/Clear%2fWhite+Chick-fil-A%c2%ae+Decal.htm


25 posted on 08/02/2012 10:53:56 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: wk4bush2004

I’m ready to appreciate the crap out of other companies that stand up for what they believe and don’t cave to political presures!

Meanwhile, back at the bat cave I’ve deleted Amazon.com from my files.
I rarely go to Hollyweird movies and I stopped using Google!


26 posted on 08/02/2012 10:58:45 AM PDT by Leep
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To: Leep

Oh, and I will never buy a Chevy,again! Well, maybe a classic Chevy.


27 posted on 08/02/2012 11:00:16 AM PDT by Leep
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To: wk4bush2004

Great news!!!

Anybody notice that Obama has been hiding under his bed over this.

A chicken chased Obama under his bed. LOL

It’s over, Obama...you failed, you’re done, pack your bags and get out of the People’s White House.


28 posted on 08/02/2012 11:08:32 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Da Coyote

I could not make it yesterday either. But I am going tomorrow. And may be even more entertaining.


29 posted on 08/02/2012 11:16:08 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Leep
maybe a classic Chevy.

Yeah, anything pre- ... say, 1963 ... doesn't count. :-)

Want to start an argument on FR? Just ask which was better.... the '55, '56, '57, '58, or '60. :-)

30 posted on 08/02/2012 11:25:04 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill

Want to start an argument on FR? Just ask which was better.... the ‘55, ‘56, ‘57, ‘58, or ‘60. :-)


I would never...’55 :)


31 posted on 08/02/2012 11:27:38 AM PDT by Leep
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To: oh8eleven
That will be seen 24/7 via every MSM outlet in the world. Meanwhile, I had to hunt far and wide for coverage of yesterday's events.

The locals did a pretty good job, though.

Differences viewers have seen and will see:

Many local TV and radio stations filmed/covered/mentioned yesterday's record-breaking turnout of Chick-fil-A supporters. Without exception, those pictures showed people having fun, waiting patiently in line, treating other customers and Chick-fil-A employees with cordiality and respect.

Whatever TV stations cover Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday will see in-your-face provocateurs attempting to call attention to themselves with narcissistic displays of self-love while grossing out employees and other patrons.

32 posted on 08/02/2012 11:30:47 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: culpeper

“Its a mandate!


CFA has no problem with “man dates,” so long as they don’t lead to marriage. : )


33 posted on 08/02/2012 11:32:44 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: rhema
The locals did a pretty good job, though.
I live in NY State where there isn't a single Chick-fil-A, so no local coverage for me.
It did make me wonder why there aren't any in the state and my guess is because NY is so hostile to small business.
34 posted on 08/02/2012 11:41:47 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: wbill
Want to start an argument on FR? Just ask which was better.... the '55, '56, '57, '58, or '60. :-)

69 Camaro ; )

35 posted on 08/02/2012 12:15:43 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I will too....four times in a week.

TURNOUT EVERYONE . . .we won’t be intimidated by these losers


36 posted on 08/02/2012 12:18:04 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: SnakeDoctor

I think a whole bunch of them are quaking in fear,
because they know that we’re now aware of their agenda,
and are going to do something about it, in huge numbers.


37 posted on 08/02/2012 12:18:43 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

And wears rubber gloves plus a gas mask


38 posted on 08/02/2012 12:22:08 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Leep

PC or Mac?


39 posted on 08/02/2012 12:22:54 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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40 posted on 08/02/2012 12:30:10 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: wk4bush2004
I live in conservative South Louisiana.

I contacted the local police to have a presence at Chick Fil-A restaurants, and they said they were already aware of this, and I guess preparing for this...

I doubt in this part of the United States that the GLADD folks will get much support, though they be a problem in New Orleans, which has had drag queens as long I can remember.

The Los Angeles Times has an article that basically says the GLADD folks will look bullies tomorrow (Friday, August 3).

The protest by GLADD is supposed to occur every Friday.

41 posted on 08/02/2012 1:38:26 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

The difference between liberals and conservatives -

Conservative Protest: Polite. Clean. Shows support. Improves the economy. Usually gets little media coverage. Numbers are minimized by the media. Media looks for trouble and tries to make anything sound racist or negative. Gets media spin as a bad thing.

Liberal Protest: Nasty. Dirty. Violent. Seeks to do harm. Destroys the economy. Often results in vandalism. Police called out. Gets media spin as a positive thing.

Think about any liberal protest you can recall. Compare that to the Tea Party marches or the Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day..

Which group would you like to have as neighbors? Which represents the America you’d like to live in?


42 posted on 08/02/2012 2:08:31 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: wbill
Want to start an argument on FR? Just ask which was better.... the '55, '56, '57, '58, or '60. :-)

Oh, NO...

...you DIDN'T...

RED MEAT IN THE FORUM! FEEDING FRENZY IN 3 - 2 - 1 - ...!

43 posted on 08/02/2012 2:51:06 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012: MITT HAPPENS)
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To: SnakeDoctor
“I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant, and filled him with resolve.”

...with a terrible resolve.

44 posted on 08/02/2012 3:26:17 PM PDT by painter (Rebuild The America We love!)
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To: hamboy

Dang!!! Even Hollywood residents go in on the action! Excellent! Thanks for the pics.


45 posted on 08/02/2012 4:07:44 PM PDT by avacado
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To: wk4bush2004; Windflier; Brown Deer; DJ MacWoW; trisham; onyx
One of my favorite pics:








"Right Turn Only"

:^D


Hmm.. has me thinking.. I need to find one with, "Exit Only" too ;^)
46 posted on 08/02/2012 4:38:12 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: Bikkuri

LOL! Excellent! :)


47 posted on 08/02/2012 4:42:07 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wk4bush2004
Meet S. Truett Cathy, The 91-Year-Old Billionaire Behind Chick-Fil-A

Some history and historical pictures at the source link of this FR thread.

48 posted on 08/02/2012 4:45:11 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

**“Cathy should give the nuggets free of charge to the pervs and do it with a huge smile.”

Only if he serves the nuggets with a “special sauce!”**

And a prayer from Ephesians or 1 Corrinthians.


49 posted on 08/02/2012 4:46:46 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: wk4bush2004

I would think it would be awesome if Chick-Fil-A gave the protesters a free sandwich with a message saying, we aren’t bigots we just believe in the words of Christ. Watch the liberals brains explode.


50 posted on 08/02/2012 4:47:37 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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