With all the controversery swirling around the Chick-Fil-A restaurant chain throughout the country, Crystal Lake's restaurant was left out since it is not scheduled to open until Thursday.
For that reason, Andrew Gasser, a republican precinct committeeman from Fox River Grove, is organizing a special Customer Appreciation Day for the Crystal Lake Chick-Fil-A, which opens Aug. 9, at 4812 Route 14, in front of Menards just west of Route 31.
"Come out and support the grand opening of our very own Chick-Fil-A right here in Crystal Lake," Gasser has posted in a flier and on his website. "All of us have heard about and many participated in a Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. Now we can show our support again by visiting this new business in Crystal Lake."
Gasser is listed as a "conservative republican, Tea Party leaders and proud American" on his website. His flier addresses Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's position on the Chick-Fil-A controversery.
"Mayor Rahm Emmanuel of Chicago said that Chick-Fil-A doesn't represent 'Chicago Values,'" Gasser said. "Well, tell me Mr. Mayor, just who does represent voter fraud, graft and corruption anyways?"
"Chick-Fil-A may not represent Chicago values, but they sure do represent McHenry County values."
The political firestorm regarding the popular chicken franchise started when Chick-Fil-A company president Don Cathy voiced his support for "the traditional family" on the Ken Coleman show. The comments sparked blacklash from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LBGT) advocates and bloggers, according to an article in the Huffington Post.