Chick-fil-A Opens in Hollywood: What The Industry Is Saying

UPDATED: The fast-food chain's outpost set up shop at Sunset and Highland Thursday.

Fast-food chicken restaurant Chick-fil-A opened its first L.A. outpost Thursday morning, and the chain, who denies reports that it is anti-gay marriage, had Hollywood's tongues wagging (and, in some cases, watering). 

Neil Patrick Harris opined, "Didn't realize Chick-Fil-A was so opinionated, politically. I just thought their chicken tasted really good. #buzzkill"

"Will the Chick-fil-a on La Brea and Sunset have perpetual lines like Pinks? If so this is Target Missoni part 2," said The Office star Mindy Kaling. 

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"I'm craving some Chick-Fil-A!!!! Anybody wanna go with me?" Frankie Muniz asked.  

"Dudes. If I decide to eat at Chick-fil-A, I'm not supporting homophobia, I'm supporting tasty chicken. Homophobia isn't even on the menu!" said TMZ on-camera personality Mike White

Eey the Chick-fil A is open on Hollywood! Now only if they stayed open till 2am lol! I'm on it" Omarion tweeted

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SGU Stargate Universe actor David Blue joked, "1st 100 people at the new Hollywood location get free Chick-Fil-A for a year! And then, free insulin for a year, I'd assume."

The Twitter account for the band Just Like Thieves exclaimed, "THEY OPENED A CHICK FIL A IN hollywood today!!!!!!!!! woo woo. just got done with rehearsals. set is sounding as tight as a pre schooler"

Ticketmaster Online founder Jim Goodman even got into the fray, writing, "@domaineLA LOVE Chick-fil-a… Grew up on it in GA."

UPDATE: Following the posting of this story, Chick-fil-A sent The Hollywood Reporter this response: "At Chick-fil-A, we have a genuine commitment to hospitality for all of our guests," Donald Perry, vp of corporate public relations tells THR in a statement. "We are not anti-anybody and have no agenda, policy or position against anyone as some continue to confuse with misleading reports. We have a 65-year history of providing hospitality for all people and, as a dedicated family business, serving and valuing everyone regardless of their beliefs or opinions."

Perry adds, "We support a number of organizations that enrich the communities where we serve daily. Some of these organizations are faith-based and marriage focused and others are not. These donations have not been given to support an anti-gay political agenda."

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