August 1, 2012
Hundreds of people lined up outside Chick-fil-A in Southern Pines Wednesday for "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day," a nationwide effort to support the fast-food chain, after the company's CEO was criticized for his comments on gay marriage.
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At the local Chick-fil-A on U.S. 15-501 in Southern Pines, patrons lined up around the small brick and glass building for hours, and police had to direct traffic that backed up travel lanes on the highway.
Local residents who support the restaurant's stand against gay marriage turned out at the local franchise on U.S. 15-501 in droves Wednesday as part of a nationwide organized effort