Chick-fil-A “Appreciation Day” results in unprecedented sales; CFO fired for protest (+videos)

By Jacques Couret.  So just how much did Chick-fil-A Inc.’s sales skyrocket on “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”?

“While we don’t release exact sales numbers, it was an unprecedented day,” Chick-fil-A Executive Vice President of Marketing Steve Robinson said in a statement. “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.”

The Atlanta-based chain is private and therefore doesn’t reveal its bottom line. It discloses annual sales figures, with last year’s record haul hitting $4 billion. There are 52 weeks in a year and Chick-fil-A isn’t open on Sundays. So it operates roughly 312 days of the year. Sales of $4 billion divided by 312 is about $12.8 million a day.

One can only guess how much more than $12.8 million Chick-fil-A considers “unprecedented” for sales on Aug. 1.

In other daily Chick-fil-A controversy news, the Newnan [Ga.] Times-Herald published a guest column from Lawrence Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, N.Y., and Atlanta. Reed comes out swinging in defense of Chick-fil-A, calling public figures who have come out against the chain “smug, self-righteous, power-wielding, small-time Nazi-types.”  Read more from this story HERE.

In a related story, the CFO of a major Tucson, Arizona company was fired for the following Appreciation Day “protest” against Chick-fil-A:


Finally, if you’re a Tim Hawkins fan, here’s his hilarious Chick-fil-A music video:

  • The Goat

    A. Smith,

    You are what is wrong with Libs and the Dem(on)crats in this country, it is OK for you to spew untruths against good people and our military for your benefit BUT when U.S. citizens use their god given right to “freedom of speech” you willfully hurt,deny,LIE,provoke, drag good folks through the mud in the name of “tolerance?” The Constitution is to protect the people’s rights against a lawless Government, and that includes people like you Smith, i bet you do not even know the first 10 Amendments.

    Although i do not like to see people out of work, i am pleased your company took appropriate action, and maybe you will be man enough next time to not berate this amazing lady or anyone else that took/will take your crap.
    Nice guy highly unlikely and i feel for anyone involved with you because 9 out of 10 times this is how you live your life and treat people.

    The Goat

  • Irving Schmidtlapp

    Lets hope that these are the same folks who come out and overthrow his most royal highnass, in November!

    • siteunseen

      I hope so too, but Romney isn’t our friend. He doesn’t hold family values, but I agree Obama is a full fledged Communist, but Romney is OWG organizer also. Pretty hairy election if you ask me. I’m hoping for a Tampa upset like never before seen.

  • CongressWorksForUs

    We didn’t go to Chick-Fil-A on August 1st; didn’t want to wait over an hour to get served.

    So my wife went through the drive through yesterday… and waited FORTY-FIVE minutes because they were STILL so busy!

  • Great to see that Chick Fil A only benefited from the Queer Attack from the Left….

  • siteunseen

    Majority of Americans have Traditional Values and do believe in the Ten Commandments, even though the Media spews out a different result. Notice how the Chick-Fil-A turnout was played WAY DOWN by the lamestream media moguls. Mike Huckabee was also on one of our local radio spots, and now we’re hearing he’s being replaced by another radio host….hmmmmmm….just afte rthe Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day was just such a success. Seems the Media Moguls are screaming and pulling out their hair against Mike Huckabee for taking a stand on Marriage, as stated in Holy Scripture.

  • Barbara J Struble

    Are we listening to Sarah Palin? – one honest election – let’s work for it. We see that people are still supporting our constitution’s first amendment. Free speech and Chick fil A – a winning combo. Perhaps Anchorage will have a franchise one of these days. Peace,