HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » All these Chick-fil-a sto...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:20 PM

All these Chick-fil-a stories in the media are telling of huge crowds across the nation

How do they know that all these people in the parking lot aren't protesting Chick-fil-a. Some of the pictures I have seen on Facebook and Twitter have showed a good amount of protest signs at many of these restaurants. Not all, but many may be there protesting, and the media is not reporting that. I wonder how many people that are standing outside of these restaurants are customers. Just because there are large crowds at these places, doesn't necessarily mean that all are buying this crap.

52 replies, 6377 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 52 replies Author Time Post
Reply All these Chick-fil-a stories in the media are telling of huge crowds across the nation (Original post)
npk Aug 2012 OP
JoePhilly Aug 2012 #1
hack89 Aug 2012 #45
LadyHawkAZ Aug 2012 #2
spanone Aug 2012 #3
still_one Aug 2012 #32
notadmblnd Aug 2012 #4
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #5
npk Aug 2012 #7
cigsandcoffee Aug 2012 #6
doohnibor Aug 2012 #8
Frustratedlady Aug 2012 #9
npk Aug 2012 #10
emilyg Aug 2012 #23
npk Aug 2012 #24
emilyg Aug 2012 #25
npk Aug 2012 #26
Hippo_Tron Aug 2012 #35
xmas74 Aug 2012 #11
Grave Grumbler Aug 2012 #12
hughee99 Aug 2012 #13
npk Aug 2012 #15
hughee99 Aug 2012 #16
npk Aug 2012 #18
hughee99 Aug 2012 #19
npk Aug 2012 #21
Brainstormy Aug 2012 #38
Luminous Animal Aug 2012 #29
hughee99 Aug 2012 #43
Luminous Animal Aug 2012 #47
part man all 86 Aug 2012 #51
Luminous Animal Aug 2012 #28
hughee99 Aug 2012 #44
Luminous Animal Aug 2012 #49
Luminous Animal Aug 2012 #48
hughee99 Aug 2012 #50
freshwest Aug 2012 #14
Gold Metal Flake Aug 2012 #17
progressivebydesign Aug 2012 #20
emilyg Aug 2012 #22
Luminous Animal Aug 2012 #30
emilyg Aug 2012 #41
juajen Aug 2012 #31
RandiFan1290 Aug 2012 #39
emilyg Aug 2012 #42
WCGreen Aug 2012 #27
Did I Just Type This Aug 2012 #33
JI7 Aug 2012 #34
nightscanner59 Aug 2012 #36
EmeraldCityGrl Aug 2012 #37
Bolo Boffin Aug 2012 #40
truebrit71 Aug 2012 #46
EmeraldCityGrl Aug 2012 #52

Response to npk (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:22 PM

1. They are just picking locations in crazy red districts.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:01 PM

45. I wouldn't call Burlington in the suburbs of Boston a "crazy red district".

BURLINGTON ó Hundreds of people jammed into the Burlington Mallís food court Wednesday at the Chick-fil-A to support and dine at the controversial fast-food chain and to voice opposition to efforts from the mayor of Boston to block the restaurant from locating in the city.


http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/08/01/hundreds-gather-burlington-mall-support-and-eat-chick-fil-appreciation-day/rnqRNXDTdirTwaVaSdsevO/story.html

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:23 PM

2. There weren't lines at the one here

when I was there this afternoon- surprising since it's in the Mormon Mall.

I was there for an hour and didn't actually see anyone approach Chick-Fil-A, although to be fair I didn't spend the whole hour watching.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:29 PM

3. these things play to the media.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to spanone (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:58 AM

32. They only play to the media if the right wing bigots make a statement. If the progressives protest

they barely mention it


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:34 PM

4. I heard they were giving away free food. It figures a bunch of cheap assed republicans would show up

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:48 PM

5. Here is an article with 45 pictures of crowds in different cities.

LINK: http://washingtonexaminer.com/45-photos-of-insanely-long-lines-for-chick-fil-a-appreciation-day/article/2503792?custom_click=rss

Some are of people, others are of cars in line for the drivethru, I guess.

I think they're mostly bigots, not protesters.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:58 PM

7. A friend of mine in Cali sent me word that some people were coming out to protest

but I am sure that is not the case in all parts of the country. I know it's not the norm in the south.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:51 PM

6. It's a deep fried revolution! Everyone loosen your belt a notch!

I hope Republicans catch some delicious place espousing unGodly liberal views soon. I'm starving.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:03 AM

8. Just an off-topic question....

 

How long does it take for salmonella and dysentery to kick in? Sure would hate to read about one of those tainted chicken meat recalls tomorrow.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:11 AM

9. Two points...they got millions of dollars of free advertising...and,

If they truly had this many people at one time, I sure wouldn't have wanted to eat the food. I'm sure a lot of health/cleanliness issues were bypassed to keep up and I'd be surprised if they thoroughly cooked the chicken.

I could be wrong. Never eaten at Chick-fil-a.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:16 AM

10. Not a big fan of fried chicken

But I would not be shocked if these restaurants undercooked more than a few chicken breasts. I couldn't imagine wanting to stand in a long line for some nasty, greasy chicken. But I guess people will do just about anything for hate.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:16 AM

23. Then get their grilled chicken.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to emilyg (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:20 AM

24. I tried their food once and that was enough for me

I just don't eat much meat anymore these days.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Reply #24)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:24 AM

25. I don't either - some fish and

 

some chicken - no beef at all.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to emilyg (Reply #25)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:28 AM

26. My weakness is seafood.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:06 AM

35. I won't lie, it's very good for fast food

It's less grease and more meat than your typical fast food chicken, and the soft serve ice cream is delicious. It's streamlined so that they essentially have several variations of one thing, whereas McDonalds and others are always offering new things like Filet o Fish or McRib rather than making a good initial product.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure as hell not eating there until they stop donating to the Family Research Council and Exodus International. Maybe if enough people boycott, somebody will open a knock-off that does basically the same thing. It can't be that difficult.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:19 AM

11. a family member posted on facebook

about how disgusted he was when he saw the lines in Tulsa. He works nearby one and he said that they were backing up traffic.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:21 AM

12. The vast majority of those who went to Chick-Fil-A today appear to be consumers.

 

This too shall pass.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:22 AM

13. They should go to the one in New Hampshire

The crowd was so big they ran out of food and had to shut down from all the business. I didn't see anything about protesters.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/01/chick-fil-a-store-breaks-with-founder-to-sponsor-lgbt-pride/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hughee99 (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:27 AM

15. The latimes did report on some protests around their city

But not sure how large it was. Obviously it would be small by comparison to other parts of the country.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-chick-fil-a-day-20120802,0,1647505.story

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:29 AM

16. Did you see what the franchise in NH is doing?

That's one Chik-fil-A I'll still go to.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hughee99 (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:31 AM

18. Sorry I missed your link

That is good to hear that one franchise is taking a stand. It would be nice to see more follow suit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:33 AM

19. I wonder how many are franchises vs. corporate.

obviously the corporate ones don't have much choice, but it would be great to get more franchise owners on board with this.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hughee99 (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:38 AM

21. In my city Atlanta

most are corporate owned, but the ones in the farther metro counties are franchised owned. Of course that it not saying much since the suburbs of Atlanta are literally hell on earth for a liberal. But for other parts of the country it would be great for those that are franchised owned take a stand. After all if all these bigots are true to their word, then a franchise owner who has a different viewpoint then their own should not bother them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Reply #21)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:15 AM

38. Atlanta here too

and what you say about hell on earth for a liberal is right. Pretty much for anybody who still thinks. I quit going to church in '96 when the pastor preached against allowing gay volleyball players in the Olympics. Don't suppose they'll suffer for my lack of business, but I never liked Chik Fil-A anyway. Too dry, and I hate the pickles.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hughee99 (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:51 AM

29. They are all corporate. They don't follow the standard franchise model.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #29)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:33 PM

43. Really?

It's weird because the guy who owns the franchise in NH probably wouldn't agree with you.

The people here might disagree as well http://franchises.about.com/od/franchisereviews/fr/chick-fil-a.htm
Of course, you could just see their own website http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Company/Careers-Franchise-Opportunity

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hughee99 (Reply #43)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:10 PM

47. Given that Chick-Fil-A requires rent that is 15% of sales, and another 50% of pretax profit...

He's not so much an "owner" but an operator.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hughee99 (Reply #43)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:09 PM

51. Here is a comparsion, KFC franchise is 2 million dollars and hickfila is 5 thousand.

Arby's is 774,000 to 2,500,000.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hughee99 (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:50 AM

28. Yay! So proud of you to stand on the side of bigots!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #28)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:34 PM

44. Hurray for me...

You didn't actually read my link, did you.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hughee99 (Reply #44)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:15 PM

49. Please see post #48. I meant to reply to you but replied to myself.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #28)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:14 PM

48. Actually, I did miss the link because it wasn't in the post that I responded to but I

did find it after looking for it.

But, as I said, that operator (even Chick-Fil-A doesn't call them owners) hands over at least 65% of profit back to corporate - handing over the lion's share of his labor to the bigots.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #48)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:43 PM

50. It's kind of a shitty deal for the "managers" (I think that's what the call them)

but if one is going to buck his corporate owners and do the right thing, I think we should support them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:25 AM

14. GlennBeckistan strikes again. They've got so many people on their list.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:29 AM

17. It's that famous Liberal Media Bias.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:37 AM

20. It conjures up images of good white Christians coming out against Civil Rights in the 60s.

It's really the same thing, same players. A bunch of bigoted "Christians" standing up for their "values," which alway seem to include disenfranchising people that aren't like them.

"The Help" could be rewritten in the present day, with gays.

We had laws that people of different races couldn't marry... and those same people came out and protested when it was going to become legal. Same people... same fucked up religious ideas. I guarantee that 70% of those fine upstanding couples in line are having kinky sex with their secretary, or the pool boy, cheating on their taxes, and/or abusing their kids... and making a statement today in line of a FUCKING fast food place about the rights of others they DEEM to be immoral.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:15 AM

22. They were buying. I saw.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to emilyg (Reply #22)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:53 AM

30. And I know what side of this issue you stand.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:07 PM

41. Good to know you're psychic.

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to emilyg (Reply #22)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:57 AM

31. Their store is always crowded here. So much so, that they added an additional drive-thru.

I believe their food is superior to most of the fast food restaurants in our area, if not all. I go there because I love their chicken soup and their salads, plus I can get fresh fruit also. I love waffle fries and their chicken sandwiches. I do not believe they should have even admitted they were anti-gay. I swear most people don't even know. We cannot get into religious wars over food in this country. As long as they are not refusing to serve anyone who doesn't agree with their philosophy, I believe they have a right to open a business and not be hassled. However, it was downright stupid to announce they were anti-gay. It was an invitation for protests. Stupid, stupid, stupid. They are also very pro-family. Nothing wrong with that. Some of those little children eating their waffle fries and playing on the playground will grow up and realize they are gay AND love chic fil a.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to emilyg (Reply #22)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:19 AM

39. What did you order?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #39)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:09 PM

42. Nothing - I was stuck in traffic

 

by the restaurant. Could have used a cold drink.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:40 AM

27. Phlash Mobs....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:02 AM

33. Fox news had a 5 minute story on chick fil a

 

Kinda funny story, showed long lines at some mall, odd thing is, i live in boston and there aren't any on boston.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:05 AM

34. Local News showed some Gay Guy defending Chick Fila

saying they haven't discriminated against him. i think he just wanted to eat the food there. and i would say a good percentage of people are just using this as an excuse to eat junk food . try to make up some shit about free speech as the reason for doing so. as if they are making some huge sacrafice or martyrs or some shit.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:09 AM

36. Supporting the free speech that snowballs to youth brutal bullying does not come without retaliation

I'm planning on picketing the planned location in Mountain View, Ca. not only for their discriminatory practices but because they plan to supplant a Sizzler (?!) That's about three steps downhill in my book.
This is the very kind of uber-fundamentalist crap that leads children to throw rocks at someone percieved as "different" produces teen runaway orphans who hopefully know enough to come to San Francisco, . Yet, didn't Cheezus advocate only the sinless should cast the first stone?, so how hypocritical can they get?
These supporters are propping up belief systems with far worse consequences than free speech.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to npk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:57 AM

37. How did they happen to have that much food on hand to accommodate that many people?

When we have power outages McDomalds and the rest of them run out of
food before the generators run out of fuel. This just seems more planned
than a couple days notice...just sayin.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to EmeraldCityGrl (Reply #37)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:28 AM

40. Huckabee gave them plenty of notice to get supplies up.

Their chicken supplier is Tyson, so they could handle the volume.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #40)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:03 PM

46. That would explain why their chicken tastes like shit...

...had half a Chicken sandwich once, very under-whelming...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to truebrit71 (Reply #46)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:31 AM

52. Tyson chicken, Walmart all out of Fayetteville, Ak.n/t



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread