Dozens of people camped out overnight to celebrate the opening of Walnut Creek's new Chick-fil-A, reports SF Weekly's news blog The Snitch. Apparently, the first 100 people to claim a wristband and keep their place in line overnight received coupons for 52 free meals. The fast food chain inspired protests a few months back for president Dan Cathy's anti-gay remarks; now, in light of Tuesday's election, maybe some figure a year of chicken eating will be enough to counteract the legalization of marriage in several states and the reelection of pro-gay President Barack Obama. Or maybe they just really, really like the fried chicken sandwiches.
Cathy's remarks earlier in the summer inspired S.F. Mayor Ed Lee to Tweet that he was "very disappointed #ChickFilA doesn't share San Francisco's values & strong commitment to equality for everyone," and then warned the chain not to come any closer to the city:
No word on what the mayor plans to do now that the fast food chain has crept a mere 25 miles away.