FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 file photo, Jim Fortier, left, and Mark Toomajian, kiss as they join about two dozen members of gay rights groups and others protesting outside the Decatur, Ga., Chick-fil-A restaurant. (AP Photo/David Tulis)


It seems like every new area where Chick-fil-A opens a new restaurant sees super-long crowds line up to enjoy some delicious chicken sandwiches and waffle fries.

As Bklyner reports, Brooklyn is no exception:

… Chick-fil-A opened at 166 Flatbush Avenue this morning, right across the Barclays Center, with lines around the corner.

The big Southern chain known for its chicken sandwiches — which has also faced criticism after its founder spoke out against same-sex marriage — announced its Brooklyn opening last year, and today, it finally opened right next door to the Shake Shack. It is the seventh Chick-fil-A in NYC and the first in Brooklyn.


To celebrate the opening, Chick-fil-A’s operator Brandon Hurst did a promotion event where prizes were to be awarded for the first 100 people. Registration began today at 5 a.m., and before 7 a.m., lines were taking up the entire block.

Some Twitter users posted photos of the lines that were wrapped around the store:

Some posted selfies while they stood in the long line:

A friend of the franchisee gave a shout out of encouragement and support:

Twitter user “nuffsaidny” noted this might be the first Chick-fil-A of its kind in America – one where the employees have an attitude. LOL:

As is often the case, there are people, usually liberals, who throw temper tantrums when Chick-fil-A restaurants open in their area – probably because they know the store will be wildly popular with the locals in spite of the activist left’s tiresome concern-trolling:

Awww. Bless their hearts.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)

Related –>> City Of San Antonio Hit With Lawsuit From Texas Chick-Fil-A Supporters Over Airport Banning

— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –