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UPDATE: Lack of Food Forces Early Closing of Chick-fil-A Wednesday

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

UPDATE: The Stonebridge Boulevard Chick-fil-A in Jackson reopened Thursday morning after running out of food, Wednesday evening.

ORIGINAL STORY: JACKSON, Tenn.-An outpouring of appreciation actually shut down area Chick-fil-A restaurants, Wednesday night.

Thousands of West Tennesseans showed their appreciation for Chick-fil-A by dining at the fast food restaurant.

It was a show of support following a nationwide backlash after its CEO said publicly he does not personally support gay marriage.

The Stonebridge restaurant was forced to close around 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, because it ran out of food. It usually stays open until 10:00 p.m.

Unfortunately, managers with the Jackson stores were unable to share with 7 Eyewitness News how many customers they served, Wednesday.

According to Steve Robinson, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Chick-fil-A Inc., "While we don’t release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day."

A source told 7 Eyewitness News the location in the Old Hickory Mall also ran out of food.