The cell phone video is grainy but the message is clear. People turned out by the hundreds at the Chik-fil-A inside Paramas Park Mall. The line wrapped around the food court.
Customers told Fox 5 they support the company and its president's outspoken view supporting so-called traditional marriage.
A similar scene played out across the country, from the Midwest in Chicago, where customers stood in long lines outside
Down south, under the August sun in Houston, people and cars crowded one restaurant.
To the west, a group affiliated with the Tea Party in Los Angeles pledged their proclamation.
The fast food chain became an unlikely center of a same-sex marriage controversy after CEO Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press his company supports the Bible's definition of family.
An online petition demanded an apology, and the mayor of Boston even said company not welcome there.
On this day, though, a different message emerged as the lines stretched on into the evening in all corners of the country. The customers were free to speak support by filling their mouths with food.