(FOX NEWS) Chick-fil-A announced Thursday morning that supporters who flocked to the restaurant for “Appreciation Day” propelled the company to a “record-setting day.”
The statement confirmed anecdotal claims that the long lines seen at Chick-fil-A’s across the country Wednesday fueled unprecedented sales. The turnout came after CEO Dan Cathy came under fire in some circles for his opposition to same-sex marriage.
“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,” the company said in a statement. “While we don’t release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day.”