Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Photos

I enjoyed a Chick-fil-A #2 combo today for lunch on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. By the time I was able to get lunch it was 2 pm; Chick-fil-A was packed! I asked the young lady who took my order how long the place has been this busy. She replied, “Since 11.”

Inside the restaurant was shoulder to shoulder and a police officer was directing the two drive-thru lines. There was even a lone protester outside walking back and forth on the sidewalk carrying a little boycott sign and a rainbow flag.

So I snapped a few photos with my trusty iPhone to finish celebrating Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

My delicious #2 sandwich.

The lone Chick-fil-A protester.

Police officer directing drive-thru traffic.

Eat Mor Chikin!

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1 rhology August 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm

The Chick-Fil-A at Yukon, OK was PACKED at 11:15 am. There was one lone protester with a poster, a philosophy major. I talked to him for about 45 minutes. He was very congenial and friendly and we had a great time talking.
A few people yelled some ugliness at him and I made sure to let him know “they don’t represent me”, which he laughingly acknowledged.
I bet CFA as a whole made them some serious coin today.

2 Mark August 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Good on you, rhology. I forgot to mention that by the time I went outside to go to my car the protester was gone. I had planned on talking to him.

3 Zack August 1, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Cars are lined up to get in and out of that particular Chick-fil-a on a normal day. I’ll be interested to see it tonight when I get home from work.

4 WayneDawg August 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

Now if we could only get that many Christians to the local abortion butcher shops to protest….

5 Hariette August 3, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Mark, our Chick-fil-A’s are always packed. I have to drive around ours two or three times just to get a parking space. However, on the 1st, they were backed out into the street and the police had to come in and control traffic. Like your photos. selahV

6 Mark August 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Hariette, Chick-fil-A’s around here are always busy too. Thanks, I should have taken some pictures while inside. Pic fail!

7 Mike Wilson August 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

IS THIS WHAT JESUS WOULD DO??? Ok, great , now we know Christians are against gay marriage and they like chicken sandwiches. Really? What does this do for the cause of reaching those who are lost and living a destructive life style. Wonderful that we can all get to together and buy a sandwich to support someone who is already a multi, multi millionaire and who already knows other Christians support the same standards of marriage that he stands for, and God bless him for standing up for his believes, but really, what does this ‘event’ show to the gay community? As one who ministers to the gay community with my wife, I can tell you that they see this as more ‘hate’, even though we see it as standing for our believes. We can stand for our beliefs by showing Jesus that we love as He loves. Instead of making such a painful sacrifice as altering our lunch or dinner plans for a day to show others how wonderful we are and that we ‘support’ Chic Fil –A, how about we show the Lord how much we love those who are lost and try find a way to build relationships with them to hopefully lead them out of this destructive life style and into a loving relationship with the Heavenly Father. As any counselor or psychologist will tell you, in communication, it is not so much what you say that is important, it is what they hear. And in this case, what they “hear” is that the Christians are not only against gay marriage (which I am sure they are well aware of), but that the Christian’s also reject them as people. I believe that events like this only do harm to the relationships some of us are trying to build with these lost souls. I think that the well known Christian speakers and politicians should try to send a message of what we are for instead of what we are against. Please, before you eat your next chicken sandwich, please pray for the men and woman and children that lost and deceived in this live style and need Jesus in their lives. You can respond to me on our website loveasilove dot org if you would like.

8 Mark August 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Hi Mike, thanks for stopping by.

1. I don’t believe Dan Cathy was proposing that Chick-fil-A is an evangelistic organization trying to reach the lost. They do, however, give to Christian organizations that promote Christianity.

2. That Cathy is a millionaire has no bearing on supporting him and his stance on biblical truth.

3. The event was spurred by anti-Christians pushing a gay agenda by attempting to deprive Chick-fil-A’s right to Constitutionally do business because the CEO has a personal belief they disagreed with.

4. Going into Chick-fil-A restaraunts and having a “kiss-in” is much less morally tenable than Cathy supporters patronizing Chick-fil-A.

5. Christians and non-Christians participated in Chick-fil-A day so it’s it not solely about what the day showed the gay community.

6. The gay community is not a monolithic movement so any offense of standing for biblical truth was probably not universally offensive.

7. Jesus did not build relationships with unrepentance sinners to evangelize the way some Christians try to do today. He clearly called sinners to repentance.

8. Unlike Jesus, unbelievers are not enamored with Christian leaders today so as soon as a Christian leaders call someone’s lifestyle sinful they are labeled as haters.

9. If some in the gay community see rejecting same-sex marriage as rejecting them as people it is probably due to their own intolerant outlook. I.e. They hold Cathy’s personal belief against Chick-fil-A as a business.

10. They “hear” what they do because they are spiritually blind and need to repent and believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

11. By being for the gospel we are automatically against same-sex marriage.

12. Without ultimately sharing the gospel any relationships built become meaningless.

9 Larry August 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm

So many people miss the point of this exercise. This is not primarily about homosexuality or gay ‘marriage’ but bullying. As believers, we should support those who are bullied for their beliefs, especially when that bullying comes from official (i.e. governmental) sources. We don’t have to look far back in history to see what this kind of bullying leads to and to see how, sadly, the church stood by silently and let it happen until it was too late to prevent a real tragedy. What if German Christians in the 1930’s had done something similar to this for Jewish shopkeepers when told to stop patronizing their stores? In the end it IS loving to help a fellow citizen (whether he’s rich or not) who’s being subjected to bullying and persecution for his beliefs. After all, you might be next.


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