Chick-fil-A Toronto protest

Screen grab from the 9/6/19 Chick-fil-A Toronto protest via News Talk 1010.

 

On Friday, I wrote about the opening of the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Toronto, Canada, which was met with long lines of excited customers waiting to get in and unhinged protesters trying to shame them into leaving.

Here’s a brief recap, via Fox News:

The grand opening of Chick-fil-A’s first international location in Toronto was met by a grand protest Friday by LGBTQ activists, who argued that the chicken-centric chain owner’s historically antigay policies will clash with the culture of Canada’s largest city.

Protestors caused a commotion as soon as the restaurant opened its doors at 10:30 a.m., chanting “shame” and “cluck you,” CBC News reports.

“Hey hey, ho ho, Homophobia’s got to go,” activists can be heard shouting in video shared to Twitter by BlogTo.

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Fans of the fried chicken chain, meanwhile, were said to have lined up as early as 6:30 a.m. to await the grand opening, CTV News Toronto reports.

As I noted in my original post, a “die-in” was also staged during the protest. But towards the end of the video clip below you can see unfazed customers stepping over those laying on the ground in order to enter the store:

Rebel News interviewed customers on the day of the protest to get their thoughts, including black customers who contradicted claims by protesters that they were “racist” along with engaged gay customers who talked about the “foolishness” of the protests:

Here’s video of an Asian man in a “Make America Great Again” hat who told Rebel News that he was just there for the food:

Toronto’s NewsTalk 1010 also captured numerous videos from other angles, which show customers unapologetically ignoring marchers and other protesters while entering and exiting the store.

This video shows the doors being opened that morning to customers who had lined up to sample some delicious chicken and waffle fries. Note how the employees inside are standing, applauding, and cheering as those who had waited for hours entered the store:

This video shows the cast of marchers as they walked back and forth in an effort to get the attention of customers waiting in line nearby. Most customers simply ignored them:

The below video shows one customer who did engage with a protester, noting to the angry man that it was silly for them to be protesting chicken sandwiches:

This video shows a couple of customers who exited the store with their purchases. One of them waves a hand in the air triumphantly:

Here’s another video of the die-in from a different angle. Note that the customers are stepping over or around the people laying on the ground while entering the restaurant:

Chick-fil-A is planning to open 15 more locations in the greater Toronto area in the near future, which once again just goes to show that no matter how “woke” protesters think they are, they can’t keep a good fast food chicken sandwich chain down.

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