JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Nearly 45 years after the first restaurant opened, Chick-fil-A is reporting record sales.
Wednesday's Chick-fil-A appreciation day - sparked by a suggestion by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, resulted in thousands of customers getting their fill of chicken, and supporting company President Dan Cathy.
Cathy voiced his support of traditional marriage in July, which sparked a debate that quickly spread nationwide.
On Wednesday, supporters lined up to show their appreciation of the religious-based restaurant, but on Friday there will be another crowd.
Gay activists are calling for a "Kiss Day," asking same sex couples to visit Chick-fil-A and kiss to protest Cathy's comments.
Chick-fil-A Vice President Steve Robinson said they are prepared for more crowds, and they'll use it as an opportunity to provide, "genuine hospitality, superior service, and great food."