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You gotta love it, this is pretty classic.
When new Chick-Fil-A opened up its first Toronto location, protestors were there on Day 1 to make a scene.
But the outcome?
A huge line formed up and wrapped all around the building in spite of the protestors and hundreds upon hundreds ate Chick-Fil-A.
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I guess the protest was “unsuccessful”. 😂
Check this out, here’s the angry mob:
And here they are again, doing whatever it is that they're doing.
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And here's the MASSIVE line that doesn't give a damn about these protestors making fools of themselves:
Here's what CBC reported:
A controversial U.S. fast-food chain has opened in downtown Toronto to a long line of customers, but also to a group of outraged protesters.
Chick-fil-A Inc., which is known for both its fried chicken sandwiches and its ownership's religious beliefs, started serving up chicken dishes Friday morning. It's the first franchised location in Canada, opening five years after a Chick-fil-A started up at the Calgary airport before recently closing.
When the Toronto restaurant opened at 10:30 a.m. ET, customers streamed in as protesters chanted "shame" outside the front doors.
Some held signs that said "cluck off" in the restaurant's famous cursive font.
"We won't allow hateful rhetoric to be here," said Justin Khan, who works at The 519, an LGBTQ community centre in an area of Toronto known as the gay village, just a few blocks from the restaurant.
"The fact that Chick-fil-A is opening on the streets of Toronto is something that is quite alarming."
Khan went on to accuse the corporation of promoting "hate and discrimination" against the LGBTQ community.
But franchise owner Wilson Yang said in a statement: "We respect people's right to share their opinions and want all Torontonians to know they are welcome at Chick-fil-A Yonge & Bloor.
"Our focus is on offering a welcoming and respectful environment for our guests and team members, and we encourage people to give us a try."
The company has plans to establish about 15 locations around the Greater Toronto Area over the next five years.
Owner opposed same-sex marriage
Chick-fil-A is owned by the Cathy family, a billionaire evangelical Southern Baptist clan based in Atlanta.
Company president Dan Cathy, the son of Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, generated a firestorm of controversy in 2012 when he spoke out against same-sex marriage and in favour of "the biblical definition of the family unit."
When the U.S. Supreme Court chose to support same-sex marriage a year later, Cathy tweeted the "founding fathers would be ashamed of our generation."
The Cathys have also donated millions of dollars to groups that oppose same-sex marriage.
"They've fought against equal rights in the states, and if they're here, they're probably going to do the same," said Toronto protester Tommy King.
'I'm not here to support the policy of the owner'
While the restaurant's grand opening was marred by protests, dozens more who waited in line said they were unbothered by the controversy.
"I've always wanted to try it, and the fact that it's opening in Toronto, I'm so excited," said Amanda Luciano, who joined the lineup at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday.
"It's not going to bother me, it's not going to change my opinion or my views," she said of the protests.