Long lines of supporters participate in ‘Chick-Fil-A Appreciaton Day’

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Chick-Fil-A, Thornton, Colo. August 1, 2012

Chick-Fil-A, Thornton, Colo. August 1, 2012

THORNTON, Colo. — Judging by the long lines at the Chick-Fil-A fast food restaurant in Thornton Wednesday, it was tough to tell if you were looking at supporters or just hungry customers.

With Wednesday’s proclamation of “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day,” long lines of customers formed inside the popular restaurant and outside in the drive-through line at locations in Thornton, Longmont and downtown Denver.

Wednesday was supposed to be a day of both support and protest for the national chain, after a recent interview with company President Dan Cathy aired, in which he gives his views on traditional marriage.

A half-dozen protesters, carrying signs, stood outside of the 16th Street Mall location for much of the afternoon.

Chick-Fil-A corporate released the following statement:  “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day was not created by Chick-Fil-A. We appreciate all of our customers and are glad to serve them at any time. Our goal is simple: to provide great food, genuine hospitality and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-Fil-A.”

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