As of Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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Clayton News Daily
JONESBORO — The cows have nothing to do with it, but several social media campaigns have been mounted to show support on Wednesday for Chick-fil-A.
Based in Atlanta and founded by Clayton County native Truett Cathy, Chick-Fil-A has been at the center of a media firestorm since company president Dan Cathy’s comments to the Baptist Press in “support of the traditional family” went viral.
One campaign, organized by Fox News commentator and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, claimed Tuesday on its Facebook page that more than a half million people will attend. Another page with a similar title has more than 5,000 likes thus far.
Exactly how this will play out on Wednesday is not clear, but Chick-fil-A has said that it doesn’t allow cameras on its premises to cover demonstrations either for or against Chick-fil-A.
Jackson Spalding, Chick-fil-A’s public relations firm, issued the following statement from Steve Robinson, Chick-fil-A’s executive vice president of marketing:
“Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was not created by Chick-fil-A. We appreciate all of our customers and are glad to serve them at any time. Our goal is simple: to provide great food, genuine hospitality and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A.”