Not really intent on winning the argument

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.
"We can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day," said Steve Robinson, the executive vice president of marketing.
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?

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:

  1. No-one notices or really cares.
  2. Kissing couples politely and/or firmly asked to leave (which the manager is entitled to do - their gaff, their rules).
  3. Kissing couples told that if they want to stay and kiss then they have to buy at least a bargain bucket.
Presumably the kissers are hoping for 2. otherwise there's little point doing it. The smartest thing the managers could do would therefore be 1. or 3. Just a thought.

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."

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