TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - It was bumper to bumper and nearly elbow to elbow today for customers at Chick-fil-A restaurants.
Crowds were also overflowing at the company's two Tupelo stores.
Many were there to support recent comments made by the company's founder Truett Cathy.
Cathy said he stood by the Biblical teaching when it comes to marriage.
That comment sparked reaction from groups around the country.
The operator of the Chick-fil-A at Thompson Square says today's customer support effort started with television host Mike Huckabee.
Operator James Finley says, "Chick-fil-A's corporate statement has and always will be to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that He has entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all that have come in contact with Chick-fil-A. He says, "We are here to serve our customers, all of our customers, with honor, dignity and respect."
There were also protestors on hand.
A spokesperson says the group is called Equal Rights L-G-B-T-Q.
They said that they were there to protest what they called the company's use of funds to support anti-gay groups.
From a business stand point, store operator Finley says this will be the biggest sales day for this store since it opened.