Once Again, Chick-fil-A Opens Its Doors on Sunday—And the Reason Why Is Pretty Amazing!

It’s hard to count the number of times I’ve woken up on Sunday craving Chick-fil-A (because my mind somehow subconsciously knows I can’t have it). I drive up to the empty parking lot assuming I just won the breakfast lottery with NO drive-thru line, only to realize they’re closed. Obviously.

Anyone with any sort of love for this one-of-a-kind food chain already knows that the Christian-owned operation closes on Sunday to honor the Sabbath — but every once in a while, Chick-fil-A will open its doors on Sundays to serve a good cause.

From hosting church inside its doors to helping hurricane victims, the lengths this restaurant will go to do the Lord’s work are endless.

Well this week, one Chick-fil-A decided they wanted to be a part of serving community members seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.

Restaurant owners Nikki and Donovan Carless had kept a constant watch on the storm’s path and aftermath on TV and kept asking themselves what they could possibly do to help.

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They figured the best way they could do their part was to serve evacuees some food from their restaurant.

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Their employees couldn’t have been more excited at the idea and couldn’t wait to get to work on Sunday!

The Chick-fil-A coordinated efforts with the Red Cross, and nearly 1,200 nuggets and 500 sandwiches were served to evacuees at three shelters in the area.

The owners even hand-delivered the 1,200 nuggets themselves to the shelter in Garner, North Carolina at the old Kmart.

Recipients of the generous effort couldn’t have been more grateful for a warm, delicious meal!

Kudos to these kind-hearted folks who went above and beyond to serve their community with smiles on their faces! Just one more reason to eat Chick-fil-A, truly the Lord’s chicken!

Kelsey Straeter
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Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.