This could be an interesting week for Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta-based restaurant chain that recently has become a political battleground.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has called for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day today, Aug. 1, and has set up a Facebook page to draw attention. The call-to-action has taken hold at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the metro area and elsewhere in the country. Similiar packed dining rooms and quarter mile drive-through lines have been reported on social media sites.
On the other side, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is backing a call for a National Same-Sex Kiss Day on Friday, Aug. 3, to be held at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide. And a Nashua, NH Chick-fil-A is sponsoring an upcoming gay pride festival, .
The controversy, of course, comes from a statement by Chick-fil-A executive Dan Cathy, who supports the view of marriage as between a man and a woman. Dan Cathy, son of company founder Truman Cathy, said the fast-food giant was “guilty as charged” of supporting “the biblical definition of the family unit.”
How do you feel about the controversy? Will you patronize or avoid Chick-fil-A on these days because of the so-called "calls to action?" Tell us in the comments below.
There are two Chic-fil-A restaurants located in Roswell, 1185 Woodstock Road and 604 Holcomb Bridge Road, where lunch lines were out the door Wednesday.
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