The Chick-fil-A “Kiss In,” which was planned by gay and lesbian groups as a counter demonstration to Wednesday’s “Appreciation Day,” has been fairly uneventful locally, so far.
While Wednesday’s “Appreciation Day” produced cars backed up at every access point to the Trussville Chick-fil-A and lines of customers down the sidewalks, today’s “Kiss In” has been more business as usual type crowds. The only sign of protesters on Wednesday were three females who circled the Trussville location in a car
. The two passengers held signs out of the windows that said, “Lesbians are cool” while the driver repeatedly honked the horn. The protesters were mostly ignored by the large crowd waiting in line to enter the restaurant.
“Wednesday was crazy,” a Chick-fil-A employee who did not want to be identified said. “Even yesterday (Thursday), we were still packed all day with customers who said they couldn’t get in or wait in line on Wednesday.”
The “Kiss In” planned for today had gay and lesbian rights organizations urging same sex couples to descend on Chick-fil-A restaurants and photograph themselves kissing. They were also urged to pay for food with bills marked “gay money” to demonstrate the purchasing power of the gay community. One customer entered the restaurant at about 9:30 am with a camera bag, but took his order and left without removing the camera.
At 1:30 pm, one employee said she had not seen any kissing or picture taking, nor had she seen any bills marked “gay money.”