A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Torrance, Calif. was hit by vandals overnight who spray painted the words “Tastes like hate” on a back wall.
The words were sprawled across the building mimicking the black letters used in Chick-fil-A’s popular advertising campaign.
“I’m just trying to sort everything out,” an employee told the Los Angeles Times.
The attack came as gay rights activists planned a “Chick-fil-A Kiss-In” – to protest the Atlanta-based company’s support of traditional marriage.
On Wednesday hundreds of thousands of supporters waited in long lines to participate in “Chick-fil-Appreciation Day” – an event organized by Fox News Channel host Mike Huckabee. The event resulted in a record day of sales for the company.
“We are very grateful and humbled by the incredible turnout of loyal Chick-fil-A customers on August 1 at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country,” spokesman Steve Robinson said in a statement. “While we don’t release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day.”