The next stage in the Great Chicken War of 2012 is planned to be a nation-wide gay kiss-in at Chick-fil-A restaurants. FFS.
The furore to date has landed Chick-fil-A with its biggest sales day ever as people lined up around the block to show support for the chain:
Chick-fil-A said it set a sales record Wednesday, but declined to release the numbers.So own goal number 1 for the Chick-fil-A opponents. Now some of them are planning for National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick Fil A (which, if I read that event right, looks to be 8pm East Coast time today). How exactly do they expect this to turn out?
"We can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day," said Steve Robinson, the executive vice president of marketing.
Given that Chick-fil-A is a franchise operation, it'll be up to each store's manager to determine what happens if public same-sex kissing starts. I foresee three possibilities:
- No-one notices or really cares.
- Kissing couples politely and/or firmly asked to leave (which the manager is entitled to do - their gaff, their rules).
- Kissing couples told that if they want to stay and kiss then they have to buy at least a bargain bucket.
One of the less tasteful but amusing tweets on the subject from Iowahawk: hot chick-on-chick-on-chicken action ... Lesbians making out *and* chicken sandwiches? Is this heaven? with Blaise Miller following up acerbically: "Kissing in a restaurant in support of marriage rights? Married couples don't kiss in restaurants."