At the prompting of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, more than 600,000 people committed on Facebook to eat at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday for what Huckabee called “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.” Throughout the day, Huckabee posted photos on Facebook of events around the country.
More than 9,000 people have committed to go to a Chick-fil-A location on Friday evening and smooch someone of their own sex for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s Same-Sex Kiss Day. It’s one of several pro-gay-marriage events scheduled for this week.
Certainly the two events are generating interest this week, but will they have any lasting impact in terms of how people perceive Chick-fil-A? And even when it comes to events intended to benefit the company, is this what Chick-fil-A wants? We asked crisis experts to weight in.