HIGHLY ADORED AND HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL FAST FOOD CHAIN CHICK-FIL-A  SATISFIED CRAVINGS AND RUFFLED A FEW FEATHERS SATURDAY WITH THE GRAND OPENING OF ITS FIRST OFFICIAL MANHATTAN OUTPOST.

EDITOR’S NOTE: So let me see, 5,000 CFA fans show up for the best chicken sandwich in the world and wait for hours in the rain to buy lunch, while 2 dozen LGBT stand outside and protest. Hmm, I’ll take those odds any day. In fact, if I was there, I would have been happy to buy all of those 24 people a chicken sandwich. Chick-Fil-A takes Manhattan!

Chick-Fil-A, the massively popular Southern staple owned by a conservative Christian family known for their anti-gay marriage views, hatched a 5,000-square-foot store in Herald Square to mixed reviews from fervent devotees and activists. “This is the best chicken in the world, in my opinion.” said Dana Kelly, 25, after devouring an original chicken sandwich with waffle fries. “It was completely worth it. It’s like nothing else.” Thousands of hungry, and soggy, fast food fanatics braved the bad weather to get a taste of the chain’s signature sandwiches. A few hundred even camped out overnight. CONTINUE