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:
Chick-Fil-a is opening in Brooklyn for the first time and I’ll be doggoned if there isn’t a line around the block —and it’s not even 7am pic.twitter.com/f0Ifaa2bL2
— The High Evolutionary (@TeflonGeek) September 12, 2019
So, Chick-fil-A just opened in Brooklyn and……. pic.twitter.com/h5UTkg0V5u
— Ru 🇺🇸🐺 (@EXEDoN) September 12, 2019
Some posted selfies while they stood in the long line:
— Colton Beach (@colton_beach) September 12, 2019
A friend of the franchisee gave a shout out of encouragement and support:
— nard (@narrrd_) September 12, 2019
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:
Chick-fil-A opened their first Brooklyn store on Flatbush Ave today. This bout to be the first Chick-fil-A where the employees got attitudes.
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) September 12, 2019
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:
— zainab iqbal (@planetzainab) September 12, 2019
Furious that Chick-Fil-A is opening in Brooklyn tomorrow! They are an anti-LGBTQ business! Please join me and #BoycottChickFilA! Chick-fil-A’s charitable foundation kept donating to anti-LGBTQ groups https://t.co/GYBNq1ckUL via @voxdotcom
— Myra Batchelder (@myrabatchelder) September 11, 2019
Awww. Bless their hearts.
(Hat tip: Twitchy)
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