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CA: Politics, chicken welcome Chick-fil-A to its new San Jose location
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 23 August 2012 | Molly Vorwerck

Posted on 08/23/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

Chicken was in high demand Thursday in the Bay Area, as San Jose's first Chick-fil-A restaurant celebrated its grand opening.

Located on the corner of First Street and Headquarters Drive, the store marks the fast food chain's first stand-alone restaurant in the Silicon Valley. Before this one, the closest Chick-fil-A was in Fairfield, and many years ago there was a location in the Sunnyvale Town Center shopping center. The chain intends to open another Bay Area franchise in Walnut Creek in October.

Not even a sprinkle of protesters, rallying against Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's recent anti-gay marriage statements, could darken the mood for the long lines of patrons eagerly awaiting their chicken sandwiches and waffle fries.

Throughout the day, a man dressed up as a cow wearing a shirt emblazoned with Chick-fil-A's advertising slogan, "Eat Mor Chikin," posed for pictures as he greeted customers at the door, and Chick-fil-A workers handed out miniature stuffed cows as compensation for waiting in the long lines.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2012; chicken; chickfila; eatmorchikin; fauxmarriage; gaymarriage; gaystapo; sanjose; siliconvalley; traditionalmarriage

1 posted on 08/23/2012 4:52:31 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: nickcarraway; null and void; martin_fierro; Vendome

Feel free to make comments at the Merc.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 4:55:01 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I’m there! Thanks for the post.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 5:15:37 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Were you there CCC? I’ll try and be at the October Walnut Creek opening!


4 posted on 08/23/2012 5:19:36 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

Couldn’t go today, but I did attend a sneak peak on Tuesday.

Thread with pics here...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2914408/posts


5 posted on 08/23/2012 5:30:24 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I got a ‘deluxe spicy’ sandwich...and a tiny cow!

Line was out the door at 2:30....lots of happy faces.

My first visit to a Chick-Fil-A, not my last.


6 posted on 08/23/2012 5:46:31 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Chick-fil-A in San Jose!

Yummy BTTT!

7 posted on 08/23/2012 6:18:27 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

My office is less than a mile from the new CFA. At a meeting this afternoon, a guy mentioned “Let’s go to CFA” and a woman responded “Let’s not go there.” Didn’t take a genius to figure out where they were on the political spectrum. Luckily, that was the end of discussion. We keep our politics out of work (unlike other places I’ve worked).


8 posted on 08/23/2012 7:10:10 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Lucky dog. Wish I were there but, I was insurer for a torn rotation cuff.

And just in time the pain block they administered wore off about 3 hours ago.

Yay! I’m gonna try to get there in two weeks.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 8:28:35 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: CounterCounterCulture; nickcarraway; null and void; Vendome
No, thanks. Can't stand that rag.

But CFA chix muggets & breakfast sammich? I'M A FAN!!!

10 posted on 08/23/2012 8:43:57 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Er, nuggets, that is. Nuggets.
11 posted on 08/23/2012 8:44:59 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
At a meeting this afternoon, a guy mentioned “Let’s go to CFA”

Well I hope you & he went anyway.

12 posted on 08/23/2012 8:46:22 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Vendome

Are you up for a mercy delivery?


13 posted on 08/23/2012 9:06:40 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1312 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: martin_fierro

I thought maybe you were feeding muggles...


14 posted on 08/23/2012 9:10:54 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1312 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: glasseye

An hour later the line started just inside the door.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 9:13:18 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1312 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I am there tomorrow for lunch and every Friday from now on!!


16 posted on 08/23/2012 9:20:45 PM PDT by Calif4Palin (President Palin sounds so good....)
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To: null and void

maybe next week. I live in Gilroy. Is that okay?

The pain block wore off this afternoon and “Ho Boy!”

Ice packs and all the pills they gave me. In safe dosage of course.

I should be able to clean up by Tuesday.

Can’t wait for some Chick Fil A.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 11:27:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: martin_fierro

It was late in the day, way past lunch. We’ll be going soon. Can’t wait to try it.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 4:58:10 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Vendome

Next week is fine. Alpaca lunch...


19 posted on 08/24/2012 12:14:03 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1313 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

Sweet! Thanx!

Did my post op wound care. That wuz fun.....sheah ....right...

Didn’t let on though....

Kinda burning right now it’ll get better.


20 posted on 08/24/2012 3:16:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I went out there yesterday evening and the place was packed. Big location and the cashier told me they were overwhelmed by the response


21 posted on 08/28/2012 9:58:23 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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