The Chick-fil-A restaurant in Peachtree Corners has always been a popular spot - on Wednesday, which had been designated as "Customer Appreciation Day" - it was even more so.
"We've had a record sales day," said Wayne Farr, the owner and operator of the restaurant located on S.R. 141. And the day wasn't even over. When Patch caught up with the busy owner it was 5 p.m. and the dinner hour had hardly begun.
"We've already broken the store's sales record, and we still have five hours left in the day," he said.
The crowds flocking to the restaurant have been great said Farr, "We've had a wonderful day. Everyone has been so nice."
Aug. 1 was designated "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" by former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
He did it in response to the outcry against the company because of comments made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. A Facebook page created by Huckabee calling for the support said the former governor was incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick-fil-A company because Cathy had affirmed his support for the biblical version of marriage.
Huckabee asked that no one carry signs, make speeches or openly demonstrate, but rather simply show up and eat - and show up in Peachtree Corners they did.
"We've had a blessed day," added Farr.
As of Tuesday, only 8,550 people had responded "yes" and 2,638 gave a "maybe." Although it did have more of a head start, "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" had more than 500,000 "yes" responses by that time.
What do you think of the fallout from Chick-fil-A owner Dan Cathy's remarks? Should a business owner be allowed to express his/her opinions without repercussion?