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Augusta Chick-fil-A runs out of food, closes early

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 9:23 PM
Last updated Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 2:36 AM
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One Augusta Chick-fil-A restaurant had to close Wednesday when it ran out of food.

“Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” resulted in a surge of customers so large that the restaurant on Robert C. Daniel Parkway sold everything it had and closed two hours early.

According to a manager there, the branch, which normally stays open until 10 p.m. had to shut its doors at 8, and its employees stood in the parking lot, turning customers away.

The restaurant on Washington Road didn’t have to close, but when the manager was asked to comment on the day’s business at 9 p.m., he said the lines were still too long for him to stop and talk.

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augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 08/01/12 - 09:29 pm
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You go Chick Fil A!

We love and support you!!!!

allhans
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allhans 08/01/12 - 09:34 pm
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I was there, but

I wasn't there, but Congratulations!!!
Keep up the good work.

Frank I
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Frank I 08/01/12 - 09:38 pm
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HA!!

All those people out there buying Chick-fil-a to support an anti-gay stance while washing it down with a Coke product.. Coke has been at the top of HRC's Corporate Equality Index 6 years running..

myfather15
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myfather15 08/01/12 - 09:46 pm
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Not just Chick-fil-a, but GO

Not just Chick-fil-a, but GO CHRISTIANS!!!! It isn't about Chick-fil-a, It's about WE THE PEOPLE!!!!

I was at the one on Robert C. Daniel parkway about noon. Both lines were out the door with people of every color and creed. It was completely awesome!!! If a gay person had came up to me there I would have hugged their neck, embraced them and had a wonderful meal with them. Because I know if they were there, they weren't left extremists. Many are not in the same boat as the ones calling for the boycott. Many just want to live their private lives and DO NOT want to change America's values.

By the way, I love the compassion and care from leaders of the left; Roseanne Barr said today "I hope everyone who eats at Chick-fil-a today gets cancer." Wow, now that is true compassion and love for those who disagree with you.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 08/01/12 - 09:46 pm
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Frank, this had nothing to do

Frank, this had nothing to do with supporting an anti-gay stance. It had everything to do with supporting the right to stand up for your religious beliefs without being condemned for it.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 08/01/12 - 09:46 pm
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Holy cow. The
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Holy cow. The fundamentalists are having orgasms over this. I guess It's been a long time coming for them.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/01/12 - 09:48 pm
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On the scene report from CFA on Washington Road

Went to CFA on Washington Road to show my support at 8:15. Car and people lines beyond belief. Went inside and waited half an hour. Lines full of orderly, polite, friendly people - no anger, shoving, obscenities etc. like Occupy people. After I ate and left at 9:00 the lines of cars and people were just as long. A great event to show how people are fed up with being censored and pushed around by elites.
I really hope CFA announces their sales from today to show how many participated. I am sure their PR people will couple the sales figures with their comment on serving and employing all kinds of people, which is as it should be. Interesting to see what the MSM says and how many misguided people turn up Friday to kiss each other. Hope they buy lots of chicken sandwiches if they do. Mine was delicious.
A wonderful and inspiring event.

KSL
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KSL 08/01/12 - 09:49 pm
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Hey Frank. Maybe not. Maybe

Hey Frank. Maybe not. Maybe they had iced tea or water.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 08/01/12 - 09:54 pm
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Dixieman

You really think the Fridsy protesters are going to make purchases?? Doubtful.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/01/12 - 10:18 pm
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Friday protestors

They probably won't buy anything. If they protest out in front of the stores, okay that is their right. However, if they come inside and block lines or disrupt the company's business I hope law enforcement will be called to remove them from the premises and charge them accordingly. They would have no right to injure the business.
And probably like OWS they don't have any money to buy food and will whine that they need donations.

robaroo
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robaroo 08/01/12 - 11:17 pm
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Aiken Too

I was in Aiken today. The Chick-Fill-A on Whiskey Rd was amazingly busy too. They had cops out directing traffic and traffic cones to mark the lanes. At lunch, they had cars backed all the way out on to Whiskey Rd.

nnaugusta
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nnaugusta 08/01/12 - 11:57 pm
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Roseanne Barr, now there's

Roseanne Barr, now there's one for you. I thought she was leaving the country when Bush was elected....!

batya
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batya 08/02/12 - 12:16 am
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I was at the one in Evans

I was at the one in Evans tonight, and they ran out before 9:00. The Columbia County deputies and the Chick-fil-a employees did an awesome job today! It was beyond busy and I still got service with a smile and a "my pleasure" ....as I always do when I visit them!

seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/02/12 - 02:46 am
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Good for Chick Fil A.....we

Good for Chick Fil A.....we have a nice one near us....great employees.

southern2
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southern2 08/02/12 - 08:02 am
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Good economic booster shot

Good economic booster shot for this anti same sex marriage, first amendment believing business. Take notice corporate world!

spotted_assassin
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spotted_assassin 08/02/12 - 08:03 am
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Sooooo, what was the major

Sooooo, what was the major outcome of yesterday's chicken buying extravaganza…nothing but making a rich man richer! Reminds me of those mega-churches…folks giving going out of their way to give money, just so the pastor can reap the benefits! LOL! Yep, you guys really showed them…I bet Mr. Cathy is waking up with a multi-million dollar smile this morning. You gave him your money, now what is he going to do for you? #SillySheep!

jic
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jic 08/02/12 - 08:08 am
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No, it is NOT about free
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No, it is NOT about free speech. Nobody disagrees with their right to vote with their money. The lgbt community is exercising the same right. And once again, Augusta and this food chain show their capacity to single out a group of people to exercise their right to hate. And then wastes no time in the comments above to make it a "Christian" thing. No wonder young people are leaving the church. It's filled with hateful bigots. Go ahead Augusta, eat all you want. It shows.

crackertroy
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crackertroy 08/02/12 - 08:32 am
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spotted assassin
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@ spotted assassin Christians don't support someone because they care about whether or not they are rich or poor and we don't support someone because we think they (or God) will give us anything in return. The statement of yesterday's event was simply support for a company who has been threatened with harm for telling the press they support traditional marriage.

noxiousfumes
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noxiousfumes 08/02/12 - 08:42 am
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Yes, it IS about free speech

Everyone in this country has a right to voice their opinions. The problem I have with the LBGT community is that you are considered open-minded, welcoming, loving, etc. ONLY when you agree with them. If you don't then you are sexist, bigoted, hateful, etc. I am tired of this trite rhetoric, and I wish that they would judge others by the same standards by which they wish to be judged.

Chick-Fil-A is a PRIVATE family company and they have the right to support whatever causes they wish. They don't say that gay people won't be served; that would clearly be a discriminatory act. They don't even say that gay people won't be hired; that would also be discriminatory (I know a couple of them who work there). He just said that his company promotes traditional marriage and they spend their dollars supporting this cause. What is the difference between Chick-Fil-A advocating traditional marriage, and Home Depot supporting gay rights? NONE!! Nobody is protesting in front of Home Depot! I voted my conscience by taking my business elsewhere, but I will not deny their right as a company to support whatever they wish.

john
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john 08/02/12 - 09:00 am
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and

Noxious, dont forget -monger and -phobe.

hanneman1237
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hanneman1237 08/02/12 - 09:21 am
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"Hate speech"

There is nothing wrong with boycotting a business.The problem comes from calling the following simple statement "Hate speech" -We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit," Cathy said. "We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that."
When stating biblical beliefs is called hate and a business is threatened to be thrown out of a city for it it becomes a constitutional issue.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/02/12 - 09:40 am
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Something to remember

Only in America can a small group openly dictate and demand privileges that the 90% don't have themselves.

Only in America does the DOJ and ACLU sit quietly an ignore 1st Amendment violations, because a politically correct group is doing it.

Only in America can a group of less than 10% openly threaten all types of harmful things to those that don't accept their lifestyle or voice any disagreement. Without fear of arrest or lawsuit. (yet)

Only in America can a Political Group, with documented militant members, not be added to the Obama controlled DHS Terrorist Organization list? But a group opposing higher taxes can be added to a Presidential Watch List.

Only America can members of the openly Militant group be caught disrupting and tainting products of a American businesses and there is no Federal actions?

Only in America can such a group be held in high esteem for calling for Boycott, because an owner exercising his 1st Amendment and disagreed. While demanding the right to be heard.

Only in America would the national arm of a Political party embrace a Politically Correct group, because they represent votes and power. While the local political party members avoid their political topic as much as possible.

Yep! Only in America a small political group made demands of others while doing the same thing they complain others are doing to them.

Food for thought:
Don't expect more from others than by your demonstrated actions.

GodisSoGood
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GodisSoGood 08/02/12 - 09:34 am
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Friday protesters

If the Friday protesters hang around outside of Chick-Fil-A, wouldn't that be considered loitering? They should be forced to leave the property if they are not making a purchase.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/02/12 - 10:00 am
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Friday Action Plan.

After monitoring various college type blogs, it seems the Mall to be one major focal point of the Augusta protests, largely because loitering inside can't be enforced.

I plan to arrive with my camera and record the protests. It should make a great Youtube video, comparing the Wed. CF peaceful supporters vs. the actions of the Anti-free speak Friday supporting group.

It should be a great chance to record some recycled 60's protest chants.

I wondering if they will use; the drum chant, the circle dance chant protest, or the all time favorite "NA NA ___ has to go" chant?

daphne3520
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daphne3520 08/02/12 - 10:51 am
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Yep an all you self-proffessed Christians
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will keep on Judging, even though YOUR Bible says, "Judge not, lest Ye be Judged!!!!! Thats what is known all over the globe as AMBIGUITY!!!!!!!

ugaaug
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ugaaug 08/02/12 - 11:08 am
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Public Forums

Protesters at the mall will be disappointed to learn that in Hudgens v. National Labor Relations Board, the Supreme Court ruled that public shopping malls are not public forums where protestors have a First Amendment right to express themselves. States my exceed this through statutes or state constitutions, but I do not believe Georgia has done so. Therefore, protestors at the mall tomorrow could be asked to leave.

jic
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jic 08/02/12 - 01:57 pm
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IN the spirit of your
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IN the spirit of your so-called free speech, lgbt's are simply advocating voting with their money as well via boycot. Nobody is advocating the company isn't free to spend it's money as it wants, even if it does go to "Exodus International" and to lobby for support of Uganda's "kill the gays" bill. How many of you would be crying foul if a company was funding a movement to lynch anyone who disrupts your sacred First Friday?

jic
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jic 08/02/12 - 02:00 pm
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re: hate speech
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If money is "speech" and it is used to advocate murder, it is "hate speech." There is more to the issue than some pious remark about traditional marriage from chatty Cathy.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 08/02/12 - 02:22 pm
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Do people even research stuff

Do people even research stuff any more or do they simply find something that sounds good and run with it.......

The so called "Kill the gays" bill and support from Chick-fil-a is a wide stretch and some indepth study of what the bill actually says would help.

"The press has widely mischaracterized the law which calls for the death penalty, not for homosexual behavior which is already a crime, but for acts such as intentionally spreading HIV/AIDS, or preying upon vulnerable individuals such as children, which has been a problem in Uganda for years because the large number of orphans."

Uganda already has a law against homosexuality...this bill was (don't believe it has passed) for the intentional harm done by homosexuals who have AIDS and rape and prey on innocent orphans. It's not my call but anyone who would intentionally give a child AIDS (death sentence in most cases in Uganda) or rape a precious child, I have no qualms about doing justice (legally) to the point of death.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/02/12 - 06:12 pm
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Amen to your last sentence

Amen to your last sentence IC.

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