As the fast-moving Volcano blaze scorched hundreds of acres at Santa Rosa Plateau today, things were also heating up at a local eatery that has recently come under fire for statements made against the idea of same-sex marriage.
According to Temecula resident and citizen reporter Gary Lange, hundreds of Chick-fil-A fans and supporters gathered at the Temecula location today to lend their support to the embattled restaurant.
The company has endured nationwide criticism and threats of boycotts after CEO Dan Cathy made his stance against same-sex marriage known.
The scene was one that occurred with similar events planned today up and down the Southern California coastline.
Roughly 200 residents waited over an hour in line to place and receive their orders with the line stretching out the door and into the parking lot, according to Lange.
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Standing close by were about two dozen protesters, carrying signs and stopping motorists coming out of the drive-thru to express their opinions on the matter.
Officers with the Temecula Police Department maintained a presence at the scene, ensuring a peaceful protest.