Wednesday, August 1, 2012

PHOTOS: "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" in Wyandotte County


Chick-fil-A has become the hottest political issue in the United States.

That peaked today as the Chick-fil-A location at The Legends in Kansas City, Kan., was packed during lunch hours today.

When I was there shortly after 2 p.m., there were over 75 people waiting outside of the door. The 'drive-thru' lines were also packed, creating a minor traffic jam inside the Plaza at the Speedway.

Having talked to a few customers there earlier on the way out, they waited around an hour to be served.

The chain restaurant became embroiled in a controversy after COO Dan Cathy gave an interview regarding his business and his view on same-sex marriage.

"We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit," Cathy said. "We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that."

Following the interview, supporters of same-sex marriage encouraged a boycott of Chick-fil-A.

After that, opponents of same-sex marriage rallied around the restaurant and former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called for August 1 to be "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."

Over 600,000 individuals pledged their support for Chick-fil-A in a Facebook page dedicated to the event.