By Brian Blackwell, Marketing Director
STATEWIDE – The line for Chick-fil-A stretched nearly 50-people deep inside the Alexandria Mall food court shortly after noon on Aug. 1 but Nick Hodges didn’t mind.
Hodges, who made the one-hour drive from Oakdale to purchase a chicken sandwich and soft drink, waited 30 minutes in line for one reason: to support the Atlanta-based chicken chain on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
“Far too long Christians have stood on the sidelines while our Christian liberties have been attacked,” said Hodges, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist in Oakdale. “It was important to me to support Chick-fil-A as they face criticism for their Christian values. It is encouraging to see the support that Chick-fil-A is receiving from the Christian community today.”