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Chick-fil-A Opens For First Time In Brooklyn. Red Velvet Rope Is Needed For The Long Line Out The Door Before 7 AM

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Brooklyn residents were quick to embrace Chick-fil-A after the fast food chain opened in the city for the first time ever.

People gathered outside the location ahead of it’s opening. The line got so long that what appears to be red velvet rope was needed to organize the gatherers. (RELATED Chick-fil-A Wins Top Spot In American Customer Satisfaction Survey For 4th Straight Year)

Chick-fil-A has come under fire in recent years, with many progressives accusing the restaurant of bigotry over its owner’s views on Christianity and same-sex marriage. Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio advocated for a boycott of the fast food chain in 2016, and last year, the city of San Antonio banned Chick-fil-A from its international airport over its “anti-LGBTQ behavior.” (RELATED: Montana AG Tim Fox Invites Chick-fil-A To Open More Franchises In State)

Despite some progressive backlash, Chick-fil-A has continued to grow, becoming one of the top three largest restaurant chains in America earlier this year. Now, it appears well on its way to succeeding in the typically liberal bastion of Brooklyn, New York.