Big Turnout In Arlington for ‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day’

by Lee Hernly, Editor
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This is great to see people supporting free speech.

Via ARL Now

Wednesday’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” brought record nationwide sales to the fast food chicken chain, CNN reported today (Thursday).

The event, organized on Facebook to demonstrate support for the restaurant after its CEO came under fire for remarks critical of same-sex marriage, drew large crowds across the country, including in Arlington.

Natalie Yang, owner of the Crystal City franchise at 2200 Crystal Drive, said her store had one of its busiest days in memory. She added her staff “treated it just like any other busy day.”

A reader sent in the photos above, which show a long lunchtime line stretching down the sidewalk on Crystal Drive.

The Ballston Common Mall Chick-fil-A also reportedly had a larger than normal lunchtime turnout. Franchise owner Andrea Hevia said Wednesday morning that her store hadn’t made any special plans to accommodate the rush, but one tipster said an ‘Appreciation’ crowd showed up anyway.

“This was one of the biggest expressions of support for free speech and free enterprise in recent Arlington memory,” the tipster wrote.

Yang said the line at her store reached Ted’s Montana Grill, about a half-block distance.

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