Supporters of Chick-fil-A are visiting the chicken chain restaurants in large numbers in a show of support after criticism of an executive's comments about marriage.
The restaurant on Dawson Road in Albany is swamped with customers who are stacked up at the walk up window, and vehicles are wrapped around the building in two drive-thru lines.
The store in the Albany Mall has a line stretching to the main entrance of the mall.
The Chik-fil-a in North Valdosta is also seeing a brisk business.
In Tifton, police are having to direct traffic around the store, which is on an already busy Highway 82.
WALB viewers report a similar scene in Waycross as well.
Talk show radio host former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is also a Baptist minister, named Wednesday national "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" on his program, and response has been strong.
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that the Atlanta-based company was "guilty as charged" for backing "the biblical definition of a family."
That unleashed a torrent of criticism from gay rights groups and others, who have called for boycotts and efforts to block the chain from opening new stores.
Opponents of the company's stance are planning "Kiss Mor Chiks" for Friday, when they are encouraging people of the same sex to show up at Chick-fil-A stores around the country and kiss each other.
Copyright 2012 WALB. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report