The crowds came to the Chick Fil A in Hixson to support President Dan Cathy's stance against Gay Marriage.
It took around 40 minutes for folks to get their food.
That's where WDEF News 12's Nordia Epps caught up with some supporters who didn't mind the wait.
Lines of cars snake around Chick Fil A Hixson all day...people waiting to put their money where their mouth is.
Ellen Stephenson, Supporter, "It put tears in my eyes. We were coming from that direction and it really did. I really thought, 'hooray for Christians speaking for what we believe."
It all started with protests and boycotts sparked in several cities... over Chick Fil A president Dan Cathy's comments about marriage.
He said he backs the biblical definition of a family.
Gay Rights groups have called his words hate speech.
Adam Stocker, Supporter, "It's not true, supporting the family does not mean hate and that's why I'm here supporting Chick Fil A my second time today."
Politicians jumped on the movement with Mike Huckabee calling for this Chick Fil A Appreciation Day.
Across the Chattanooga area hundreds answered that call.
Laura Hunt, Supporter, "I think people should be able to run their business the way they'd like and then people can choose whether they want to go and eat there or whether they don't."
But the restaurant chain's making sure everyone knows it's not pushing a political agenda, just providing service as usual.
Chick Fil A Manager, "You need to cut the camera off please sir please. You need to stand over there and you need to stay over there."
In fact, a representative politely told our cameras and local politician Scottie Mayfield to go.
As supporters leave their money and well wishes behind...Chick Fil A prepares for protesters to take their place Friday.
Opponents of Cathy's stance have planned "Kiss Mor Chiks" for Friday.
They're asking people of the same sex to show up at Chick-Fil-A locations and kiss each other.