Chick-fil-A Reportedly Sets World Record, Runs Out of Chicken
Saddleback Church's Pastor Rick Warren says Dan Cathy called, claimed world record, while local chains had to close early after running out of fresh chicken.
"@DanCathy just called me. #ChickfilA has already set a world record today, with 7 more hours to go in the West. #outofchicken"
Local restaurants were packed with people throughout the day.
In Loganville, police and fire officials had to come out to manage the crowds.
"I expected it to be big, just not this big," said Loganville Chick-fil-A owner Edgar Brush to Loganville Patch. "Did I expect I would have to be standing here with the fire marshal letting people in - No Maam."
The location on Scenic Highway in Snellville had to close early.
"We just couldn't keep up with the demand," said manager Kevin Kelliher. "We ran out of thawed chicken and people were having to wait 40 minutes for their meals."
Kelliher estimates between 3-4,000 people stopped by his location yesterday for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
"It was nuts," he said.
On average, they serve around 1,500 per day.
Another event is scheduled at Chick-fil-A for Friday, but this time it's backed by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Read more about Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day here:
- Chick-fil-A Flap
- Police and Fire Called to Loganville Chick-fil-A to Manage Crowds
- Support and Opposition Events Planned at Chick-fil-A