Friday, August 3, 2012
Gay rights activists have created a campaign called "National Same Sex Kiss Day." Will you be at Chick-fil-A today in support?
Following Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s controversial remarks about same-sex marriage last week, gay rights activists have planned an event, dubbed “kiss day,” at the restaurant. “In honor of their support for love, equality, and the real definition of a family, we’re holding a NATIONAL Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-As around the country,” the Facebook event page reads. The post also adds that the event was not created to counter Mike Huckabee’s "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” which took place on Wednesday and CNN reported, earned the company “record-setting” sales. Friday’s campaign urges people to bring friends, show up at the restaurant and take pictures and videos of themselves kissing to post online. Chick-fil-A has 45 locations …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Your place to shout out
Hi Gaithersburg. I know you've got a lot on your mind. So in the spirit of Patch's mission to be a community hub, we've decided to revive a weekly web-space for you to have a discussion about, well, whatever. Comment about anything, and we'll comment back, and lo, a discussion is born. Frustrated about the property tax going up? Excited about summer vacation? Worried about a neighbor's house being burglarized? Post a comment, a picture, a rant and we'll get the community talking. Check back every Saturday morning for your weekly Soapbox and a Round-Up of all the things you may have missed on Gaithersburg Patch since last weekend. So, no pressure, but let me suggest a few topics to get the conversation going:
Thursday, April 12, 2012
More than 100 people camped out Wednesday at the new Kentlands Chick-fil-A to win free meals for a year.
A row of parking spaces at Kentlands Market Square was turned into 24-hour, temporary homes for more than 100 people Wednesday morning. To celebrate the grand opening of Chick-fil-A, patrons from near and far lined up outside the new Kentlands Market Square location at 6 a.m. to secure a chance to win free meals for a year from the restaurant. One hundred winners were selected with only one catch: they were required to camp out at the location from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday to cash in their prize. The result was a small tent city, housing the 100-plus people until Thursday morning. “It kind of looks like Occupy Chick-fil-A,” Steve Olson said. Olson, 35, made the 2.5-hour, 170-mile trip down from Somerset, Pa. with his parents, …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
One hundred grand prize winners and many guests camp out at the new Chick-fil-A in the Kentlands.
More than 200 people arrived at the new Chick-fil-A in the Kentlands before 6 a.m. Wednesday in hopes of being selected as one of 100 grand prize winners of a yearlong supply of the restaurant's chicken sandwich combo meal, Chick-fil-A Spokeswoman Anne Lerner told Patch in an email. The 100 winners and their guests must camp out at Chick-fil-A for 24 hours to claim the prize, culminating with the restaurant's grand opening at 6 a.m. Thursday. Guests are not eligible for the yearlong prize, but they are eligible to participate in all other activities Chick-fil-A provides for campers, Chick-fil-A spokeswoman Christine Wier said. Campers are fed throughout the day and play various Chick-fil-A sponsored games, Wier said, adding a DJ will be on…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A new Chick-fil-A opens in Kentlands on Thursday morning.
Hundreds are expected turn out for the grand opening of the new Kentlands Chick-fil-A bright and early Thursday morning — and many of them will be hoping for something more than just a hot chicken biscuit. The fast food chain, famous for inventing the "boneless breast of chicken sandwich" and its waffle fries, will be opening its newest location in Gaithersburg this week. The first 100 customers will each receive 52 vouchers for free Chick-fil-A meals — essentially one free value meal a week for a year. The prize is worth $260. But claiming the prize won't be quite as simple as just showing up on time. A spokeswoman for the company told Patch in an email message that Chick-fil-A grand openings in other towns have drawn crowds of up to 450 …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Chick-fil-A is coming to the Kentlands and the first 100 customers get a free meal and a win free Chick-fil-A for a year.
Does the thought of free chicken sandwiches and waffle fries for a year excite you or turn you sour? If it's the former, you might need to buy some new camping gear. Chick-fil-A is set to open at 104 Main Street in the Kentlands in April, according to The Town Courier, and the first 100 customers will all get a free chicken sandwich, waffle fries, and soda combo meal. They'll also win a grand prize: free Chick-fil-A for a year. The "First 100" promotion begins Wednesday, April 11 at 6 a.m. with meal cards distributed shortly after 6 a.m. the next morning. If there are more than 100 people prepared to participate, all 100 spots will be distributed via a raffle system, the official rules state, and all participants must be at least 18-years-…