While Chick-fil-A has long been known for its policy to close on Sunday to honor the Sabbath, the fast food chain decided to honor its Christian roots a little differently this weekend.
Always a company ready and willing to help neighbors in need, Chick-fil-A decided to follow the ‘spirit of the law’ over the ‘letter of the law’ this Sunday by teaming up with the City of Atlanta to feed stranded travelers.
The restaurant came to the rescue after thousands were affected by the massive power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta. A fire in an underground electrical facility damaged two substations that served the airport, including the one used for backup power.
Over 1,100 flights were delayed over the outage occurring just before midnight.
The City of Atlanta provided shuttle services from the airport to the Georgia International Convention Center for people who needed a place to stay, while Chick-fil-A served up a warm and tasty meal.
Chick-fil-A’s CEO, Dan Cathy, even got involved in handing out sandwiches to the hungry travelers.
The company’s founder and Dan’s father, Truett Cathy, always believed Chick-fil-A should be “about more than just selling chicken.” And they’ve proven their loyalty to this commitment of servanthood time and time again.
Of course, Twitter couldn’t get enough of the act of generosity portrayed by the American-favorite restaurant.
“History has been made today!!” wrote MarQuis Trill, officially declaring December 17th, 2017 “#Chickfilasunday.”
Kudos to this incredible company for showing their community that service comes before profit and compassion before policy.
Well, it looks like we just have ONE more reason to rightfully declare Chick-fil-A the Lord’s chicken!