Area customers want to "eat mor chikin," not talk politics.
Following a in support of the chicken chain that has spoken out against gay marriage, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation organized "National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A." The Friday event called for same-sex couples to visit Chick-fil-A locations and take photos or videos of themselves kissing.
At busy locations in White Marsh and Perry Hall, there were no visible Chick-fil-A supporters or protesters on Friday afternoon—just hungry customers.
Kara, who declined to give her last name, stopped by the restaurant for a bite after a morning spent shopping. She said she is familiar with the controversy surrounding the chain and doesn't agree with its stance on same-sex marriage.
"Maybe I should have been more mindful," Kara said, before ordering a chicken nuggets meal.
Ben, who also refused to give his last name, said he is aware of the dispute but is not concerned about it. He visited the nearby Nottingham Square location during his lunch break.
"I'm just trying to eat," he said.
When interviewed, employees at both restaurants said they had had not witnessed any protests.
Customers and workers at the on Belair Road declined to comment on the controversy.
The local trend appears to reflect the event's nationwide response. According to USA Today, Chick-fil-A restaurants have reported a low number of protesters across the country.