Okay, I left work a little early (11:20am) to get to Chic-fil-a.

What happened as I got closer to the Overland Park, KS location was surprising, even to me. I was driving on a 6 lane road when traffic came to a stop. After   a 10 minute crawl, I realized what the problem was-a flock of people driving to CFA for lunch. I pulled out of that lane, did a (legal) u-turn and took a different route up another 4 lane street. The cars were lined up even further away.  Finally, I chose a little used “back road” to try and get to a parking lot about 1/2 mile away and walk.  I could see the Chick-fil-a but there were scores of people parking their cars on mediums and in every parking lot surrounding the  store.

It looked like Woodstock-or maybe “Chickenstock”.

All this was well before noon. I thought about calling in my order for tonight-say around 9pm when the line might be a bit more reasonable, but I am guessing the other chicken lovin’  “traditional one opposite gender spouse per customer” types will be lined up then too.  This is beef country so the idea of a chicken chain doing what I think just might turn out to be their best one day volume is quite a site.

I heard that some protestors were scheduled to show up, but unless they camped out all night, they probably can’t even get close. Probably better. At 103 degrees out there today, they’d end up more like roasted chicken.


Dan is the Executive Director of the National Fellowship of Catholic Men and a co-founder of the Catholic Business Network. He has appeared on numerous Catholic media including EWTN television as well as Vatican, Relevant and EWTN radio programs. Dan serves on both the Kansas City Kansas Archdiocesan Advisory Board on Evangelism and Anti-Pornography initiatives. He is a frequent speaker and consultant on Sexual Integrity diocesan programs. Dan spent over 20 years as a senior advertising and marketing executive in national media firms followed more recently by 10 years as a “new media” entrepreneur, investor and consultant. His clients ranged from the NFL to the California Chamber of Commerce to the Rolling Stones. Currently he and his wife own a business in Kansas City while he speaks both nationally and internationally. He and his wife of 37 years, Linda, have four grown children and three grandchildren-all living in the Kansas City area.

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