Support for Chick-fil-A restaurants continued throughout the day and into the evening Wednesday. Opponents of same sex marriage flocked to the stores as a part of a nationwide effort.
Chick-fil-A "Appreciation Day" kept workers busy Wednesday evening as crowds continued to pour into the Brandon location.
Supporters of franchise president Don Cathy didn't mind waiting in long lines to back his stance on the biblical definition of family.
Suzanne Lingenfelder of Brandon was in the drive thru line for about 30 minutes. The line to place a window order circled the building and flowed into the nearby street.
"I've just been hearing about it on the radio, and my kids have been seeing on Twitter and Facebook. We like Chick-fil-A, and we wanted to support Chick-fil-A and the values that they're standing for," said Lingenfelder.
It was a half hour wait inside the crowded dining area for Chuck Buckley as well.
"We listen to KLOVE every morning and they said that we needed to support Chick-fil-A and me and my wife love Chick-fil-A, and it was a blessing that we got to come today," said Buckley.
Management told WLBT that at the end of the day, they could be close to nearly double the average daily business.
Officials said they had not seen any protestors near the restaurant. Earlier in the day, Jackson blogger Eddie Outlaw spoke out about the company's opposition to same sex marriage.
"The facts are, between 2003 and 2010, Mr. Cathy and the company donated money to groups or organizations that sought to limit the equality of my community," said Outlaw.
"As years go by things are just changing. It's gonna be out of our control. Everyone should just love one another and join together," said transgender Miss Blossom.
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was organized by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
Friday, the gay community is expected to hold a nationwide "Kiss In" at Chick-fil-A restaurants in response to the Wednesday's appreciation day.
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