As construction crews work to complete the Treasure Valley's first full-service Chick-fil-A franchises, including a new location at Boise's Broadway Avenue and Parkcenter Boulevard (Chick-fil-A opened a counter-only location at Boise State's student union building in 2010), the national chain continues to be at the center of a cultural firestorm.
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press in July that his Atlanta-based company was "guilty as charged" for backing what he called "the biblical definition of a family" as being between a man and a woman.
Cathy's remarks led Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to block the chain from opening in his city and the Jim Henson Company severed its deal to provide toys for Chick-fil-A kids' meals.
Chick-fil-A supporters are planning to eat at the chicken chain today as part of what they call "National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."
Opponents, on the other hand, have planned their own event for Friday, Aug. 3, dubbed "Kiss Mor Chiks" day. That's when same-sex couples are being encouraged to dine at Chick-fil-A while offering their own side orders of public displays of affection.