The so-called “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” supported by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee got quite the attention yesterday. Here’s a round-up of news coverage from yesterday and this morning from across the Carolinas:


Chick-fil-a attracts drive-thru supporters, Charlotte Observer (plus, a photo gallery)

Thousands show up to “Eat mor Chikin” after controversy, WBTV, featuring comments from qnotes editor Matt Comer.

On Chick-fil-A Day, Many Appreciate Free Speech, FOX Charlotte

‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day’ held to show support for restaurant’s president, marriage stance, News 14 Charlotte, featuring comments from Equality North Carolina Executive Director Stuart Campbell.

Crowds go to Charlotte-area Chick-fil-A restaurants after controversy, WSOC

Students want to drop Chik-fil-A from late-night menu,


Triangle Chick-fil-A backers say: eat chicken, not words, News & Observer

‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day’ sparks marriage debate, Durham Herald-Sun

Despite Boycott, Raleigh Chick-Fil-A Doubles Lunch Business, Raleigh Telegram, with comments from Equality North Carolina Executive Director Stuart Campbell.

Supporters crowd into Chick-fil-A chains across Triangle, WRAL


Chick-fil-A busy on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, News & Record, featuring comments from local organizers, Equality NC and Guilford Green Foundation Executive Director Shane Burton.

Supporters of traditional marriage flock to Chick-fil-A restaurants, Winston-Salem Journal, with comments from Equality Winston-Salem’s Steve McGinnis.

South Carolina

Customers wait in long lines outside area Chick-fil-A restaurants, WIS (Columbia)

Supporters flock to Chick-fil-A for “Appreciation Day,” WCSC (Charleston)

Upstate, NC Chick-fil-A supporters hold appreciation day, WYFF (Greenville)