ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A has set a one-day sales record
amid an ongoing controversy over a company executive's public stance
against same-sex marriage.
The Atlanta-based company confirmed in a
statement Thursday that the sales record was broken Wednesday for
"Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" after it was declared by former Arkansas
Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister and Fox News talk-show host.
vice president Steve Robinson says the company won't release sales
figures for Wednesday, when customers lined up outside restaurants and
the Rev. Billy Graham, the 93-year-old evangelist, dined on a
Restaurant chain president Dan Cathy told the
Baptist Press last month that the company was "guilty as charged" for
backing "the biblical definition of a family." Gay rights activists and
others answered with calls for boycotts. They plan a national "Kiss In"
at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday to protest the owners' position.