Official Chick-fil-A statement: Yesterday was “unprecedented”

posted at 5:44 pm on August 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

Last night’s question answered: Yep, they’re formally acknowledging Appreciation Day.

We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country. Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was not a company promotion; it was initiated by others.

We congratulate local Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators and their team members for striving to serve each and every customer with genuine hospitality.

While we don’t release exact sales numbers, it was an unprecedented day.

The Chick-fil-A culture and 66-year-old service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.

Our goal is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.

That’s from Steve Robinson, executive VP of marketing. An earlier version of this statement apparently described it as a “record-setting day,” which jibes with what Dan Cathy told Rick Warren yesterday. Not sure why the language would have changed; probably their PR guys just preferred “unprecedented” for stylistic reasons, since it better captures the atmosphere of the event. “Record-setting” is cold and bottom line. “Unprecedented” speaks to the spirit of the enthusiasm.

Either way, here’s what a friend received when she went to CFA today:

The only loser yesterday, besides many thousands of chickens, was this guy, who decided he not only needed to lecture a Chick-fil-A drive-through attendant, he had to record it too. That turned out to be a bad idea; as of this afternoon, he’s part of the 8.2 percent. Click the image to watch.

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But for the grace of the great sprit and the “in dangered” U.S. Constitution go any one of U.S..

Keep up front in your mind this is from the same commie gun grabbing Democrat Pres. and DOJ HOlder who ran thousands of guns in to Mexican, got hundreds of Mexicana and Brian Terry killed.

Wake UP!

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 3, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Just ate lunch in an OH Chick-fil-A. The place was mobbed, and not by smooching gays. Food was awesome, as usual.

indyvet on August 3, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Every time I’ve went, the place was pretty busy, but service was great anyway. Of course, ours is next door to a local (large) mall. I’d expect business to be quite “brisk” for some time now.

IrishEyes on August 3, 2012 at 4:20 PM