Chick-fil-A Customer Appreciation Day: Did You Attend?
Reports of long lines at the restaurant chain came in from around the country, including Temple Terrace.
As Chick-fil-A finds itself in the center of an ongoing controversy over marriage, supporters of the eatery lined up yesterday to show their appreciation.
Throughout the Tampa Bay area and in many other parts of the country, people turned out in droves to patronize the embattled restaurant. Whether they came to show their support for freedom of speech, traditional marriage or just to get a crispy chicken sandwich with a pickle wasn’t always clear.
"It's been a record day at Fowler Chick-fil-A with a line of cars backing up on Fowler (Avenue) past 56th Street to show their support," Carmen Fisher, marketing director for the Fowler Avenue Chick-fil-A, said Wednesday.
She said the restaurant was packed from open to close.
As Chick-fil-A proponents turned out in droves, others opted to boycott the establishment to show their support for same-sex marriage.
What do you think about the hoopla surrounding Chick-fil-A? Did you go to the Temple Terrace or University Mall restaurants yesterday? If so, what were the lines like? Share your thoughts in the comments section. You can also add any photos you took of the lines or protests right to this story.