Chick-Fil-A has long had ties and donated to several anti-gay groups, including one that lobbied congress to not condemn Uganda for killing homosexuals. COO Dan Cathy's recent anti-gay marriage remarks drew criticism from several gay groups, and, because this America, the fast food restaurant is the now focal point in the battle over gay rights.
Homophobes across the country organized a grassroots "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day." While Miami only has four Chick-Fil-A locations, several were packed today with people willing to show their love for Chick-Fil-A's hate.
"Long line at @chickfila #Dadeland #chickfila. Gotta love #America," tweeted @Swindoll.
"With the team @Chick-fil-A in Dadeland mall. It is awesome to see all the suport. The line goes around the food court," tweeted @PRChristianGarcia.
The Doral Chick-Fil-A also appeared to be packed.
"At Doral Chick-fil-A for lunch. Busiest I've ever seen it," tweeted @ATemple305.
"Holy crap, there's a traffic jam at the Chick-fil-A in Miami. Traffic is backed up for a mile. LOL," tweeted @KamaainalnOC.
According to Twitter though, the Chick-Fil-A at Florida International University wasn't particularly booming.
"Walked into FIU Chick Fil A and got my food in 2 minutes while @SusetteAnzardo waited for 45 minutes at Doral's Chick Fil A," tweeted @Stephromeroo.
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"Chick Fil A supporters come to FIU for faster services," tweeted @W3ndyRajo.
Though, some FIU students and staffers took to Twitter to voice their displeasure about the chain's presence on thier campus.
"The Chick-fil-A at #FIU has got to go," tweeted @MovieMartin.