NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches Chick-fil-A saw more than 2,000 customers Wednesday, which was unofficially "Chick-fil-A Day" around the nation for supporters of the company's CEO.
According to store manager Ramsey Parr, 2,366 customers came through the door and about 1,200 regular chicken sandwiches were sold. That's twice the normal business for the restaurant.
Managers at the Lufkin restaurants declined to give their statistics for Wednesday.
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that the Atlanta-based company was "guilty as charged" for backing "the biblical definition of a family." Gay rights groups and others answered with calls for boycotts.
Opponents of Cathy's stance have planned "Kiss Mor Chiks" for Friday, asking people of the same sex to show up at Chick-fil-A locations and kiss each other.
Parr said the only directive he has been given for Friday is to treat people with honor, dignity and respect.