Here is a link to the story I reported for today’s paper about Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, which was yesterday. As my story reports, gay rights advocates are organizing a local version of the National Same Sex Kiss Day. It will take place at the stand-alone Valley View Mall Chick-fil-A location from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday).
Chick-fil-A has issued a statement today about their “record-setting” sales day yesterday. Here it is in its unaltered form:
Statement Following Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day
August 2, 2012
Attribute to: Steve Robinson, executive vice president, marketing, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country. We congratulate local Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators and their team members for striving to serve each and every customer with genuine hospitality.
While we don’t release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day.
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was not a company promotion; it was initiated by others. The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect –regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We understand from news reports that Friday may present yet another opportunity for us to serve with genuine hospitality, superior service and great food.