Central Texas Chick-Fil-A Sees Ten-Fold Increase in Business Today

Chick-Fil-A may not represent "Chicago values," but it sure represents central Texas values. I ventured out to a Chick-Fil-A off 183 north of Austin, TX, this afternoon. I could not believe what I saw. I've been to this Chick-Fil-A before, but have never seen it crowded to the rafters like it is today.

The crowd brought a kind of party atmosphere to the restaurant. The kids' play area was full, as the line in the dining room snaked all the way around, dozens and dozens of Texans patiently waiting to order.

After surveying the packed inside, I stepped back outside to take a look at the line of cars waiting to order at the drive-through. That line snaked all the way around the restaurant and out into a neighboring parking lot shared by other fast food restaurants.