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MASSIVE LINES at Chick-fil-A on “National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”
Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-1-2012 | Andrea Ryan

Posted on 08/01/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT by servo1969

Today is “National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”

After intolerant and First Amendment-hating Chicago politicians blocked Chick-fil-A from building a restaurant, former Governor Mike Huckabee announced his support for the restaurant chain and its Constitutional right of free speech. He declared today Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

Allen sent this picture from west county St. Louis.

Allen added: People are standing in line 100+ deep to go inside. The lines go out and around the building. Two lines of drive through cars are around the shopping center.

St. Louisans also came out in huge numbers to show their support for the First Amendment.
The lot was jam-packed…
(Mike took these photos in Chesterfield, Missouri.)

The line goes around the block.

The line of cars wraps all the way around to the main boulevard, where the line still continues.


The surrounding streets and parking lots are packed.


The restaurant is full and the line goes out the door.

Normally, with this crowd volume you would expect short tempers and bedlam. That’s not the case today at Chick-fil-A. While the surrounding restaurant chains are empty, the people in this line are happily making a statement, talking to each other with smiles on their faces. They’re patriots taking a stand against a gross violation of our First Amendment right. And they are doing it in 100 degree temperatures.

Any bets if this will make the MSM tonight?

If you have more photos please send them in!

More…
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) bought Chick-fil-A for his office staff today.

Here’s a photo from Texas.

Ruth Wendelken sent this from Texas: This is at 11:15 at the Los Colinas Texas Chick-fil-a. Notice the line is three cars wide around the building. The line of foot traffic is huge. Notice the sign of 315 cars served at that time. Now in center line. Its a great day for Freedom of speech. Take that Boston, Chicago and San Francisco!


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To: servo1969

As I stood in line at our local Chick-Fil-A, I was struck by how happy, polite, courteous, and orderly the huge crowd was. And how clean the restaurant was.

Had this been a bunch of Liberals and Democrats, the place would have been trashed, people would be fighting and cursing, riots would have broken out, and the store would have been looted. The police who were directing traffic would instead have been arresting people and setting off tear gas.


101 posted on 08/01/2012 1:00:49 PM PDT by Laserman
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To: Sarah Barracuda
When I see crowds like this I have hope, REAL hope for my country. We need this kind of turnout on election day

My thoughts exactly! I just went to my local CFA again, thinking maybe there'd be a midafternoon lull. It's more jammed than it was late this morning. I couldn't get in either drive thru lane or find parking anywhere near the store. I didn't get the milkshake I was hoping for, but I left feeling very hopeful for the future, for the first time in a very long time! :)

102 posted on 08/01/2012 1:00:55 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot ("A wise man's heart inclines him toward the right, but a fool's heart toward the left."--Eccl 10:2)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I'll tell ya how crowed the one is near us in S.CA...

It was so crowded my wife could not even get near the restaurant to get pics. The parking lot was gridlocked at the entrances.

She gave up even thinking about trying to get in, and will go back later.

103 posted on 08/01/2012 1:00:55 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Godebert
The one at Fair Oaks Mall was swamped at about 1pm with the line from the entrance back to the main mall corridor - about 75 - 100 people in line and a couple of bored mall cops because everybody was very well behaved. The staff was very efficient and kept the line moving. The manager came around to shake hands and tell us that the were moving everything as quickly as possible and they were carrying trays for families with young children and seniors to their tables because of the crush of the crowd. Good food and very good service.
104 posted on 08/01/2012 1:01:29 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Cyber Liberty; Orlando
CNN has a couple of stories, ABCnews.com has a story, of course FOX news has at least one. I think we shocked them.

Let's just say that , for them, the turnout was UNEXPECTED.

105 posted on 08/01/2012 1:01:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Help. How do I put something in my tagline.)
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To: servo1969

Chick-Fil-A is just a proxy for the voting booth on November 6th.

People can’t wait to vote against the Left and defeat them.

They are chomping at the bit.


106 posted on 08/01/2012 1:03:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: Kudsman

I was watching Shep while I worked out on the treadmill at the gym. After a while, I decided he’d NEVER mention Chick-fil-A, so I turned to HLN, and they had a fairly positive report about the overwhelming support Cathy received. It even featured an older black gentleman with bible in hand.


107 posted on 08/01/2012 1:03:13 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: TWfromTEXAS
I stopped at the CFA in Houston off 290 at Hollister at 7:30 this morning and it was pretty busy. I counted 14 employees and 2 managers working. I asked my server if this was unusual and all she said was, “we are expecting a busy day”. I bought chicken biscuits for the office, knew I wasn't going to get near there at lunch. I'd like to think this is a straw poll for the November elections.
108 posted on 08/01/2012 1:03:37 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Kudsman

really? I hate that flamer!!!!


109 posted on 08/01/2012 1:04:09 PM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: servo1969

This is simply awesome!
I LOVE it when the faggot lobby tries to stick a thumb in the eye of normal Americans and normal Americans just shrug and laugh!

Wow! It gives me hope America can still be saved from the scumbag Democrats and their “mainstream” newsrooms.


110 posted on 08/01/2012 1:04:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dragnet2

To put it simply, homosexuals are unclean.....medically and spiritually.


111 posted on 08/01/2012 1:04:53 PM PDT by stboz
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To: ryan71

Perfect! I love it!


112 posted on 08/01/2012 1:04:53 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: servo1969

Didn’t go today. The line was a block and a half long, and I didn’t have time to go.

So I will go Friday and Saturday instead.


113 posted on 08/01/2012 1:05:04 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

oh yeah he is!!!


114 posted on 08/01/2012 1:05:47 PM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: dblshot
I bought chicken biscuits for the office

Man that sounds good.

Sure beats Burger Queen and McSlop where the help can't even speak English.

115 posted on 08/01/2012 1:06:21 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: servo1969

This makes me so happy! Unfortunately, the nearest CFA to me is a few hundred miles away; however, as soon as I move to Texas, I will frequent the place as often as possible (as I used to do)! Hopefully, this response is an indication of the election results in November! (BO and his minions must be quaking in their boots today!)


116 posted on 08/01/2012 1:06:47 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: dragnet2

That’s AWESOME that even in liberal looneytown there are still some people who believe in traditional values. Which one did you go to? The one in Hollywood? That is the closest one to me but without a car everything is far away LOL. Too bad they dont deliver I would order some now


117 posted on 08/01/2012 1:07:39 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: servo1969

Chick-fil-A should run a commercial with Obama stating he believed the same thing when he was running for office. And then state that they have the same opinion he did but they aren’t running for office so they don’t have to accept money to change their beliefs.


118 posted on 08/01/2012 1:07:51 PM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: xkaydet65

Hats off to you. What we are seeing today is just a preview for November 13,2012 and I’ll bet the left will rue this day. When you step on a cats tail it sometimes wakes them up.


119 posted on 08/01/2012 1:09:24 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: ontap; servo1969
I know it won’t have the same impact but it’s the best we can do.

Au contraire.

Continuing to support CFA with your money AFTER today will add more confirmation to today's TURNOUT and MESSAGE.

Heck, most liberals will attend some event ONCE, if there's something in it for them. We must stick to our guns, or lose them.

120 posted on 08/01/2012 1:09:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Help. How do I put something in my tagline.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
MASSIVE turnout in Strongsville, OH, in Cuyahoga County, about 12 miles SW of Cleveland (inner-city tribal parasite mecca). Lines of cars about 30 in number, standing room only inside, and traffic backed up about 1/4 mile.

I hope this is like Nov. 6, 2012 on Election Day. (Strongsville is a Conservative/Republican oasis in a County that is KNOWN for massive Voter Fraud, and is infamous for the County Commissioners being Indicted for kickbacks, bribes, corruption, etc.)

121 posted on 08/01/2012 1:11:59 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

In the OC region..


122 posted on 08/01/2012 1:12:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Squawk 8888

Holy cow! (No pun intended.)

If you were in BC, not Toronto, I could deliver. We go up there alot.


123 posted on 08/01/2012 1:12:14 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: xrmusn

“According to R Limbaugh, some Wendys are sporting signs of support for CFA....”

We were sitting in the long and winding drive-thru and had Rush on when he said that.

You know the MSM / libs don’t understand. Their world is dog-eat-dog.


124 posted on 08/01/2012 1:12:32 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Boston's mayor is anti-Christian and anti-free speech.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
Just put in Pierce County where people are a bit more... normal.

And I'd drive down there from King...

125 posted on 08/01/2012 1:13:05 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It's down to 'anybody but Obama'. And God forgive me for what I must do in November.))
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To: servo1969

Though it's near my workplace and not where I live, the Suffolk, VA Chick-Fil-A's turnout was a beautiful sight to see. From end to end in this pic are the cars of patrons. They were overwhelmed!

126 posted on 08/01/2012 1:13:28 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: billhilly

Election Day is TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6. Please stop posting Nov. 13, or else everyone here will think you are an Obama campaign plant trying to pull the oldest dirty trick in the book.


127 posted on 08/01/2012 1:13:37 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ryan71

To paraphrase Chic-fil-a, “beat mor Jackasses” in November.


128 posted on 08/01/2012 1:14:11 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: billhilly

6 Nov!


129 posted on 08/01/2012 1:14:43 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: servo1969

Lewisville, Texas CFA - customers converging from parking lots of other fast food chains, drive up doubled up, then inside - all tables occupied, all races represented, and as many people as could fit inside (about 60?) waiting in line to place an order.

Success for FREE SPEECH for ALL!!!

Imagine the MSM horror if some mayor banned Ben & Jerry’s ice cream sales because of (pick a reason).


130 posted on 08/01/2012 1:14:43 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: UCANSEE2

Up until now we have probably been to a Chick-Fil-A maybe half a dozen times...we now plan on making Chick-Fil-A a regular stop. We believe in supporting Christian values...let alone the first amendment.


131 posted on 08/01/2012 1:15:24 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Heart of Georgia
“According to R Limbaugh, some Wendys are sporting signs of support for CFA....”

Wendy's was a solid Conservative company when Dave Thomas was still alive and running it.

Unfortunately after his death they were sold to Arbys, which I understand is run by Peter Lewis-type Progressives.

132 posted on 08/01/2012 1:16:04 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

OOPS. You are right.


133 posted on 08/01/2012 1:16:11 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: Heart of Georgia
“According to R Limbaugh, some Wendys are sporting signs of support for CFA....”

Wendys Corporate got wind of that and the signs came down. Wendys then came out with a statement saying the signs were the lone act of a rogue franchisee and not the opinion of Wendys Inc. They can kiss my business goodbye.

134 posted on 08/01/2012 1:17:09 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: servo1969

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 Dan Cathy” and “C-F-A Appreciation Day” on them. Amazing that even CFA’s competitors were supporting them.....


135 posted on 08/01/2012 1:17:33 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: concerned about politics
"Shep is a fag. After we found about about that, we couldn't stand to look at him any more. All we could do is picture a -----in his mouth. He makes my husband gag."

Yep..........he's a loser.

His favorite eatery is Nathan's.

136 posted on 08/01/2012 1:18:08 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: concerned about politics
"Shep is a fag. After we found about about that, we couldn't stand to look at him any more. All we could do is picture a -----in his mouth. He makes my husband gag."

Yep..........he's a loser.

His favorite eatery is Nathan's.

137 posted on 08/01/2012 1:18:08 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: billhilly

Glad we’ll all see you at the polls on Nov. 6!


138 posted on 08/01/2012 1:18:14 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: redgolum
"So I will go Friday and Saturday instead."

Friday could be an interesting day. Supposedly the gays and the rest of the left intend to stage "kiss ins" at many Chick-fil-As.

139 posted on 08/01/2012 1:20:20 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: servo1969
Thought this was kind of cool, too.



"Jim Furmen, the owner of 86 Wendy's franchises all over North Carolina, has posted this sign on all of his restaurants according to Reddit users." Link
140 posted on 08/01/2012 1:21:06 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: red irish

You know, part of me is hoping that the media does NOT cover this,,because those of us who are watching now know we are not alone,,,,,and that matters more than anything. I would be just fine with the fact we are being ignored. There is a lot of support out there for us,,,so,,,be strong my friends and take heart.


141 posted on 08/01/2012 1:21:13 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: servo1969

142 posted on 08/01/2012 1:22:42 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: ontap
we now plan on making Chick-Fil-A a regular stop. We believe in supporting Christian values...let alone the first amendment.

AND today we saw that more than just Freepers have the same values.

Thank God... I thought we were alone.

143 posted on 08/01/2012 1:22:54 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Help. How do I put something in my tagline.)
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To: unixfox
You can go to the finest restaurants in the world and you would be hard pressed to get something as tasty as Chick-fil-a's deep fried chicken strips dipped in their house sauce for $4.00

Chick-fil-A, 8875 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, August 1st, 2012, 12:00 Noon. Line is all the way around building.






144 posted on 08/01/2012 1:23:05 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: servo1969

I’d have had lunch at Chick-Fil-A today if I had any teeth. Still waiting for my dentures. SIIIIIIIIIIIIGH!

The place was crowded. I drove by while out shopping for supplies this morning.


145 posted on 08/01/2012 1:24:21 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: xkaydet65

Wonderful! Thanks for doing that!!!


146 posted on 08/01/2012 1:25:52 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (Boston's mayor is anti-Christian and anti-free speech.)
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To: servo1969

Beeyootiful! I do hope that millions against zero’s poofter agenda come out in November to run him out of our White House.


147 posted on 08/01/2012 1:25:54 PM PDT by soycd
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To: clee1
Hello Georgia... I am up North in Somerset County, PA. (I'm sure you have heard of flight#93 on 09/11/2001..right) that was in Somerset County... had to drive 55 miles one way to find a 'chick~Flia'in Greensburg, PA. where there are two and I understand both were packed to the walls in side and parking lots FULL... we had to stand in a long line and wait, and wait some more after placing our order, but the people were so kind, polite, friendly and like you stated...hope it turns out like this on Nov. 6..many were saying the same thing..and all were smiles...NO protesters around any where... OBAMA BETTER START PACKING, WE'RE COMING TO MOVE HIM OUT....♥
148 posted on 08/01/2012 1:27:47 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: billhilly

“Hats off to you. What we are seeing today is just a preview for November 13,2012 and I’ll bet the left will rue this day. When you step on a cats tail it sometimes wakes them up.”
I hope you show up to vote on election day, which is NOVEMBER 6TH!!!!!2012
Sorry, hate to be the error police but when it comes to the election date, we need every vote we can get!!!


149 posted on 08/01/2012 1:27:47 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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To: servo1969

Drove by the CFA nearest us at 3:00 CST, and it still had cars lined up around the building and I could see people standing in line.

Plan to go there for dinner tonight.


150 posted on 08/01/2012 1:28:23 PM PDT by Texas56
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