If you head out to Chick-fil-A, you might run into more than just the lunch rush.
The controversy surrounding comments from the company's president on gay marriage is growing.
On Wednesday, people supporting his stance are planning to show up in numbers at stores around the country.
This all started after Dan Cathy, who's president of Chick-fil-A said he was, "guilty as charged for backing the biblical definition of a family."
His comments have gotten lots of attention from both supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage.Former Governor Mike Huckabee is calling today "Chick-fil-A" appreciation day to show support for a company that he says is run by Christian principles.
On a Facebook page created for the event more than half-a-million people say they're participating in it today. People are heading out to Chik-fil-A's this afternoon, including one in Harrisonburg.
This is a very controversial issue of course with strong opinions on both sides. In response, gay and lesbian groups have pledged a kiss-in on Friday.
The appreciation day brought out a lot of people and they say they went because they wanted to show their support for the president's beliefs.
"We support Chick-fil-A in their stand on family values and that we support them primarily as a private business with their own opinions and their ability to do business the way that they see fit," said Lynn Alters.
"Our thoughts are their thoughts and vice versa. We're very strong on family," said Darlene Stultz.
We spoke to the general manager of the restaurant in Harrisonburg as well. She said this is a fan event and is not sponsored by Chick fil-A. She has no comment on the issue bringing people out today.