Today is Gov. Mike Huckabee’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” and based on early reports it looks like it will be a huge success for the company. Huckabee dubbed it “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” in response to some backlash from liberals over because of anti-gay marriage remarks made by its president and COO Dan Cathy in an interview last week.
Knoxville News Sentinel editor/reporter Jesse Smithey tweeted this picture of a long line of cars at a Tennessee Chick-fil-A:
Erick Erickson, editor of the conservative blog Red State, tweeted this picture and estimated the line was “a quarter mile long”:
The Odessa American reported that the Odessa, Texas, Chick-fil-A doubled its profits this morning alone. More than 600,000 people had joined Huckabee’s Facebook group and pledged to go to a Chick-fil-A today.
UPDATE: Here’s a photo tweeted by Yahoo political reporter Chris Moody, which takes you inside a Chick-fil-A:
And here’s a tweet from financial journalist Roddy Boyd, who said the Chick-fil-A where he stopped was a “mob scene”:
Chick-Fil-A was an utter mob scene at lunch. Hundreds of people in the place and dozens of car backed onto next street for drive thru.
— Roddy Boyd (@BoydRoddy) August 1, 2012
NOW WATCH: Briefing videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.