Lunchtime crowd at Chick-fil-A on Watson Boulevard in Warner Robins.
Central Georgians jammed area Chick-fil-A restaurants Wednesday, after a national talk-show host declared an "appreciation day" for the company's stand against gay marriage.
Large crowds and long lines were seen at the company's restaurants on Watson Boulevard in Warner Robins, Zebulon Road and Bass Road in north Bibb County and elsewhere.
Some people told 13WMAZ that they were supporting company president Dan Cathy's stand in the culture war. Others said they were just there for the chicken.
Nationally, the company continues to be criticized for Cathy's comments about gay marriage.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister, declared Wednesday national "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."
Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that the Atlanta-based company was "guilty as charged" for backing "the biblical definition of a family." That unleashed a torrent of criticism from gay rights groups and others, who have called for boycotts and efforts to block the chain from opening new stores.
Opponents of the company's stance are planning "Kiss Mor Chiks" for Friday, when they are encouraging people of the same sex to show up at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country and kiss each other.