Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- A large group of locals are gathering at area Chick-fil-A restaurants for its unofficial appreciation day.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee created a Facebook event, saying, "The goal is simple: Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, Aug. 1."
The recent Chick-fil-A controversy stems from remarks made by company COO Dan Cathy on same-sex marriage.
We're told a line over half a mile long is forming at the Chick-fil-A in Aiken. Callers have told us similar reports about the restaurant on Washington Road in Evans.
Picture from Jeff Taylor on Twitter: "Chick Fila on Washington rd place is packed had to park in parking lot behind the store"
Picture from News 12 reporter Chad Mills at the Chick-fil-A in North Augusta.
Picture from Keri Biddle: "This line is at least a mile down Whiskey Rd in Aiken. Lines are forming on side roads too. Amazing!!"
Pictures from Rep. Bill Taylor at Chick-fil-A on Whiskey Road.
Sent in from viewer Melissa Dearth from the Chick-fil-A at the Augusta Exchange:
From viewer Gyalia Rutledge: "There is now police directing traffic on Washington Ed and in the Mullins Crossing parking lot. The atmosphere was incredible and the food still very fast. Way to go Chick-Fil-A!! "
From the Chick-fil-A in North Augusta sent in by viewers Mr. and Mrs. Martinez.
From the Chick-fil-A in North Augusta sent in by Frances Spradley.
From the Chick-fil-A at the Augusta Mall, sent in by Brittany Barrs.
From the Chick-fil-A at the Augusta Exchange, sent in by Bob Waldera.
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