Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has tweeted that he will participate in next week's “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day”

Next Wednesday's event is the brainchild of former Arkansas Governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee.

“I'm joining @GovMikeHuckabee to support @ChickFilA Aug 1. Stand w us!” Santorum tweeted.

“Help us fight for traditional families and eat chicken at the same time,” he followed up in a Facebook post.

Huckabee is organizing Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day to counter the criticism Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy has received over his recent comments in opposition to gay marriage.

(Related: Chick-Fil-A's Dan Cathy says gay marriage is “twisted stuff.”)

“I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick Fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld,” Huckabee wrote.

Santorum also tweeted, “With two of my boys, Enjoying chick-in-strips and an awesome peach shake at Chick-fil-A. See you here next Wednesday!” and “Three older kids @sarah_santorum @dansantorum @johnsantorum just joined us at Chick-fil-A. They like Chick-fil-A sauce on everything!”