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Chick-fil-A fans flock to Dallas restaurants to show support for stance on marriage
Dallasnews ^ | August 1, 2012 | Talia Richman

Posted on 08/01/2012 11:25:28 AM PDT by NYer

Dallas-area fans of Chick-fil-A showed up in droves at the fast-food restaurant today to show their support for the chain’s stance on marriage.

“I was drawn to Chick-fil-A this morning not only because it is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, but because the company supports the biblical definition of marriage,” said Richard Norris, a first-time Chick-fil-A customer visiting the Preston Road location. “They’ve always stood for good Christian values.”

Norris was among thousands of customers who ate “mor chikin” today, lining up to heed the call of conservative pundits who stood behind the Atlanta-based company’s leader. Lines of cars snaked around the block in Upper Greenville, and in the underground location downtown there was extra security and a two-hour wait to order.

A torrent of criticism from the gay community was unleashed last month after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that the Atlanta-based company was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.”

Customers at Dallas Chick-fil-A restaurants had no criticism for Cathy on Wednesday.

Frederic Martin planned to eat all three meals at Chick-fil-A as to statement for Christian values. With each bite of his oatmeal and yogurt parfait, chicken sandwich and chicken-fruit salad, he says he is taking a stand against “the people who want to utterly destroy the Judeo-Christian values this country is built upon.”

“People who are boycotting Chick-fil-A are full of hatred against the God they do not know and against the Constitution they have not read,” the 66-year-old said.

Radio host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee declared Wednesday national “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” and more than 600,000 people declared their intentions to participate on the Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/events/266281243473841/) set up by the one-time presidential candidate and Baptist minister.

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Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst visited a Chick-fil-A in Austin, Texas, as he began campaigning on the day before the runoff election. Dewhurst also met with his supporters and spoke with local media ...
1 posted on 08/01/2012 11:25:32 AM PDT by NYer
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CHICK FIL A DAY!

If you visited one of their restaurants today, please post your experience to this thread. This is happening all across the US, except NY where we do not have any Chick Fil A restaurants.

2 posted on 08/01/2012 11:27:33 AM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer
Fortunately, Dewhurst got his head handed to him in a 14% loss. His Chik-Fil-A pandering didn't win him any points.

/johnny

3 posted on 08/01/2012 11:29:33 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: NYer
“People who are boycotting Chick-fil-A are full of hatred against the God they do not know and against the Constitution they have not read,” the 66-year-old said.

Wham! Out of the park.

4 posted on 08/01/2012 11:29:33 AM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: NYer

We need an equivalent "Chicken Sandwich Salesman of the Year" poster.

5 posted on 08/01/2012 11:31:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: NYer

6 posted on 08/01/2012 11:32:04 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: NYer
I just drove by one in the deer valley area of Phoenix it was lines out the door at 1030...i just saw a news helicopter circling it now
7 posted on 08/01/2012 11:34:52 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: NYer

Scottsdale 10:30 AM. Parking lot full, line back into seating section that just kept growing. Everyone talking to one and another. Old couples, young people with children, retired corporate lawyer, EMT’s, mechanics, cross section of America. One man and his wife, he looked like Alice Cooper, wife took a picture of him in the restaurant, and as they left he kept repeating loudly God Bless America. Kind of felt sorry for the order takers, so early and they already looked kind of frazzled. Definitely a positive experience and makes you believe again.


8 posted on 08/01/2012 11:37:01 AM PDT by DandG13
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To: tophat9000

On his radio program today, Rush Limbaugh said emails were pouring in from all parts of the country describing the scenes at their local Chick Fil A restaurants. In one town, the local Wendy’s changed their sign to read - Eat at Chick Fil A today! I’ll bet that drove in customers to Wendy’s, as well.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 11:40:04 AM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

I went to the one by us at Preston and 121 in Plano, TX at lunch ant it took me 35 minutes to place my order in the drive thru... The line wrapped around the building twice! It was amazing! The McDonalds next door had no one in the drive thru line. While waiting I could see inside and it was standing room only....I was listening to Rush while waiting and he was talking about it saying he had been bombarded with emails about packed chick-fil-as. He said this is a good indicator about how fed up People are with everything that is going on, he called it the chick-fil-a revolution!!


10 posted on 08/01/2012 11:41:57 AM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: NYer

There is 1 listed at University Plaza. Did they close?


11 posted on 08/01/2012 11:42:09 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Noumenon

I was going to cut and paste that with a few comments. Thank you! You’re right, and it looked like a grand slam from here!

Guess what complainers, the gig is up. You can only push people so far, and then even those who try to treat you nice, will finally get a belly full.

That’s a belly full of Chick-Fil-A of course. ;^)


12 posted on 08/01/2012 11:42:33 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: NYer

Schaumburg Il was nutso schizo in the last hour with news choppers and lines wrapped around the building including the drive thru.


13 posted on 08/01/2012 11:44:19 AM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: NYer
Arlington, Texas checking in!

Chick Fil A had double drive thru lines, lines out both doors, police directing traffic. The parking lot nearby was overflowing with cars, cars were wrapped around the building with 3 feeder lines into the drive thru, and there wasn't a seat in the house.

Folks were polite, helpful, patient. The staff was hustling like crazy with two (2) managers up front and every register was ringing.

Brought the entire family, spent a fortune ordering tons of extra food. Told the cashier and the manager that "We've got your back. Don't be afraid to speak for what you believe in."

The cashier, a young lady probably just starting college, smiled and replied, "It's obvious!"

Lone Star Tea Party was interviewing people on camera as they came outside. Folks were taking cellphone pictures because they thought the media would pull their usual black-out.

Order was perfect and the food was great! When I left, the lines had not diminished at all...they were even longer.

14 posted on 08/01/2012 11:49:09 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: NoGrayZone; NYer

An elected official in NY is trying to get the university to cancel it’s contract. There is a thread here about it.


15 posted on 08/01/2012 11:50:13 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1
Schaumburg Il

Yeah. CNN reported that Ckick-fil-A was doing well in one Bible Belt store.

(Apparently Tampa FL, is now deep in the Bible Belt)...

16 posted on 08/01/2012 11:51:31 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1289 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: NYer

We will eat there tonight.

FB friends are posting pictures of CFA lines.

On Michele Malkin’s site twitchy.com people from across the country are posting pictures also.

Huckabee posted pictures from the Chicago CFA. There were huge lines at that one also.

Great support!


17 posted on 08/01/2012 11:52:13 AM PDT by Texas56
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To: Newton
Order a CFA chicken sandwich for me down there in TX today, will you?

1,600 franchises out there, and I have to live in the state where the CFA owner is a homo-sympathizer (Nashua, NH)...

Unreal..

18 posted on 08/01/2012 11:53:06 AM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: cuban leaf

I just saw that; however, I’m currently on a cat thread. Once I respond I will check it out.

Does not surprise me at all!


19 posted on 08/01/2012 11:53:15 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1

I want to go back friday and interview the one or three whackjobs protesting ...thats if i can get through the lines.


20 posted on 08/01/2012 11:53:38 AM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
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To: Texas56

21 posted on 08/01/2012 11:55:16 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

This may be the most ironic thing I post today:

Lindsey Graham

@GrahamBlog

Had @ChickfilA for breakfast today but my usual order is the #1 combo with slaw and a Coke Zero. Can’t beat it. on.fb.me/fTh27G


22 posted on 08/01/2012 11:56:55 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: NYer

Currently at CFA in Austin, TX. Here to express my support of the 1st amendment. Drive thru is backed up to the highway. There is a line inside twisting around to the back of the place then around to the counter.  The mood is festive. People excitedly chattering away. The most “negative” thing I’ve heard was two men talking about the politicians and saying “those mother@$!&$s don’t speak for me.”
Everyone needs to come have lunch.
Though the next thing that Mr. Cathy needs to support is an educational fund for the cattle that do his advertising. Those bovine are barely literate. It’s very sad.


23 posted on 08/01/2012 11:57:12 AM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: DandG13

“One man and his wife, he looked like Alice Cooper, wife took a picture of him “

Maybe that was Alice Cooper. I read that he lives near Phoenix/Scottsdale, he is conservative, and he was a friend of Barry Goldwater.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 11:57:52 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: RummyChick

25 posted on 08/01/2012 11:58:43 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
Making his list and checking it twice

26 posted on 08/01/2012 11:59:51 AM PDT by RummyChick
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My local, small-town GA CFA has been packed to the rafters since they opened this morning! 45 minute wait and one of the managers said that every employee on their payroll was working open to close today. The crowd was friendly and cheerful. Many comments were heard throughout the crowd about how bad Zero was going down if the turnout on Nov 6th was anywhere close to what CFA was getting today.

One of the local McD’s and the local KFC had their billboards posting “We agree with Don Cathey” and “C-F-A Appreciation Day” on them. Amazing that even CFA’s competitors were supporting them.....


27 posted on 08/01/2012 12:01:07 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Newton

I knew I could not get to the Chick-fil-A today but I did go yesterday......I went to the the filet on Inwood near Forest......that place is always rocking !!!!!


28 posted on 08/01/2012 12:01:41 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: RummyChick

So awesome. Where is that?


29 posted on 08/01/2012 12:03:05 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: RummyChick

Went to the Roseville California!!!! Chick-Fil-A and couldn’t get into the parking lot. Cars were backed-up on Pleasant Grove Blvd. People milling around in parking lot!

The is California folks!!!


30 posted on 08/01/2012 12:03:51 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: Texas56
Can you link me to the Huckabbee site? I'd love to see the pics.
31 posted on 08/01/2012 12:08:35 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: txmissy

dont know where that was ...found it online.

i saw several people today in uniform while I was there.


32 posted on 08/01/2012 12:09:28 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: NYer

Currently at CFA in Austin, TX. Here to express my support of the 1st amendment. Drive thru is backed up to the highway. There is a line inside twisting around to the back of the place then around to the counter.  The mood is festive. People excitedly chattering away. The most “negative” thing I’ve heard was two men talking about the politicians and saying “those mother@$!&$s don’t speak for me.”
Everyone needs to come have lunch.
Though the next thing that Mr. Cathy needs to support is an educational fund for the cattle that do his advertising. Those bovine are barely literate. It’s very sad.


33 posted on 08/01/2012 12:10:30 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: NYer

You can expect the MSM to ignore anything about free speech and stuff.


34 posted on 08/01/2012 12:13:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: clee1
Amazing that even CFA’s competitors were supporting them.....

That's going to stick in the state-run media's craw - they'll never accept it. So they'll pretend it didn't happen.

35 posted on 08/01/2012 12:13:39 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: NYer

3, 2, 1 until homosexuals claim they tried their ‘kiss in’ today and were called ‘faggot, queer’ etc...


36 posted on 08/01/2012 12:16:38 PM PDT by rintense
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To: notaliberal
Went to the Roseville California!!!! Chick-Fil-A and couldn’t get into the parking lot. Cars were backed-up on Pleasant Grove Blvd. People milling around in parking lot!

The is California folks!!!

And if Roseville weren't so darned far from the south end of the Bay Area, there would have been one more person there — me. :=)

C'mon, Chick-Fil-A. Get that new San Jose store open!!!

37 posted on 08/01/2012 12:19:19 PM PDT by Bob
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To: clee1

wow! any pics?


38 posted on 08/01/2012 12:19:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: christx30

We need more companies to speak out against the faggit minority.

KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING ALL THE WAY TO NOVEMBER!

the Rats may have made a move that will prove fatal in the elections.


39 posted on 08/01/2012 12:19:29 PM PDT by Gasshog (Tragically,Obama ate the blue dog...)
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To: NYer
The CFA at the mall where I go walking wasn't crowded at 11 am when I stopped in, but eventually, there were maybe 20 or so people in line by the time I left. That's a lot for this mall location.

Later on, I ran into a good friend of mine. This guy almost never eats out. I always kid him about being too cheap. Anyway, there he was with a takeout from CFA in his hand. I knew there was a reason why he's my friend.

BTW, seeing me with a cane, the counter person brought my order to my table for me. Try getting that service at McDonalds.

40 posted on 08/01/2012 12:20:43 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: NYer; All

Folks, for your proof of media bias: go to cnn.com, msnbc.com and foxnews.com. Good luck finding much about Chick-fil-A Day on the first two. Such losers: they’re missing the story of the day, week, month. This “Day”, in fact, could turn the election. Meanwhile, the LSM pouts on the sidelines, refusing to cover it and turns their cameras away from the real deal. So mature of them.


41 posted on 08/01/2012 12:24:25 PM PDT by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: Fedupwithit

You can go to their website and buy a shirt or hat or water bottle and other items.


42 posted on 08/01/2012 12:27:06 PM PDT by Marcella (The power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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To: NYer
I tried to eat there for lunch. The drive-thru line literally wrapped around the building twice and went out into the street. They needed people directing traffic where the line had to cross to spiral in and had multiple people with headsets taking orders along the line so you could skip box at the menu. It still would have taken longer than we had. We will not be as rushed for dinner.
43 posted on 08/01/2012 12:27:53 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Bob

I think there is one in Fairfield


44 posted on 08/01/2012 12:29:15 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: NYer

We did and it was swamped so we moved on because we were short on time.


45 posted on 08/01/2012 12:30:46 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Charles Martel
So they'll pretend it didn't happen

I've seen a few articles about the Wendy's location that put up supportive signs, then later took them down. Also, Wendy's put out a mealy-mouthed statement about "supporting all of our customers", or somesuch.

However, nary a peep out of the MSM that I've seen about the other franchises. Figures.

46 posted on 08/01/2012 12:39:02 PM PDT by wbill
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To: NYer

47 posted on 08/01/2012 12:39:42 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: DeathBeforeDishonor1
I was at Schaumburg, IL today with my son. We waited 75 minutes in line outside just to reach the inside. We counted no fewer than 300 people in line during the entire time. Double-lane drive thru wrapped around the store and into the adjacent lots.

We got interviewed by the Daily Herald reporter. Two other photographers from papers there. News helicopter flying overhead. At least 8 traffic cops directing traffic and major boulevard ( Golf Rd)

Young CFA staffers running in and out of the restaurant bringing trays of ice water to the hundreds of patrons standing in line. Everyone very friendly.

My son got interviewed by two guys from breitbart.com. Dozens of entire families their with children in tow. Many tea partiers there ( including us) with signs and T-shirts.

The elderly couple behind us said they drove down from southern Wisconsin. They are very engaged in this issue.

Overall, a very inspirational event with tons a like-minded folks. Everyone there counting the days to November.

Going back tomorrow for round two!

48 posted on 08/01/2012 12:43:14 PM PDT by libertymaker
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Sugar Land, Texas - SW of Houston - 11:05, it took 35 minutes just to get into the parking lot. People giving me a thumbs up for my Ted Cruz bumper sticker.


49 posted on 08/01/2012 12:44:09 PM PDT by TWfromTEXAS
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To: notaliberal
I think there is one in Fairfield

While that one's a little closer, unfortunately, it's still over a hundred miles away. :=(

50 posted on 08/01/2012 12:57:59 PM PDT by Bob
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