CHIK-FIL-A:: Hundreds gather at Burlington Mall to support, and eat at, Chick-fil-A on ‘Appreciation Day’ – The Boston Globe
By Derek J. Anderson and Melanie Dostis –
BURLINGTON — Hundreds of people jammed into the Burlington Mall’s food court Wednesday at the Chick-fil-A to support and dine at the controversial fast-food chain and to voice opposition to efforts from the mayor of Boston to block the restaurant from locating in the city.
In a nationwide event dubbed “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” by former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, scores waited in a line that spilled outside the court’s perimeter, with an attendance so high that mall security maintained a constant watch.
Over 650,000 people responded to Huckabee’s invitation to appreciation day on Facebook.
“The mayor of Boston says he won’t allow Chick-fil-A in Boston,” said Huckabee in an ad supporting the chain on his Facebook event page. “Amazing that a mayor now has the power to stop commerce because he personally disagrees with the PERSONAL views of the CEO of a company.”