August 2, 2012 11:13 AM Subscribe
Chick-fil-A 'appreciation' day: Frenzied sales set record.
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'Chick-fil-A appears to have set a company record in sales
on Wednesday, a day on which Americans were encouraged to show their support for the fast-food restaurant' by former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. 'Orange County Pastor Rick Warren tweeted a snippet of a conversation he'd had with Dan Cathy, president of the popular fast-food chain', celebrating the record setting day.
Mike Huckabee sees the success of the campaign as a sign that people are tired of "intolerance and bigotry toward Christians"
Steve Robinson, executive vice president of marketing for Chick-fil-A, said the company was "grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers". 'Customers often waited in long lines, many weathering the blistering summer sun, just to get in the front door' as they 'showed up at outlets in droves coast-to-coast.'
'Such images -- as well as those of crowded Chick-fil-A counters and long lines of cars snaking through the drive-thru lanes -- created a social media frenzy on Wednesday as they were shared and reshared on a variety of platforms, including Twitter.'