Recently, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport experienced a massive power outage that caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights. Many people were stranded in the airport. And that’s when Chick-fil-A came to the rescue.
Chick-fil-A restaurants are normally closed on Sundays, consistent with their founder’s Christian faith, as well as to give employees a day of rest, but the Atlanta Chick-fil-A made an exception.
Atlanta’s mayor, Kasim Reed, reportedly called Chick-fil-A on Sunday, asking for help. Chick-fil-A managers didn’t hesitate, but jumped into action.
“It has been a very difficult day for thousands of travelers. And while Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sunday, our restaurants open occasionally to serve communities in need. We do not make a profit but do what we can to offer comfort to people experiencing hardship,” said Chick-fil-A spokeswoman Amanda Hanna.
The city of Atlanta also opened the Georgia International Convention Center so that people could have a place to stay, reports The Washington Examiner.
This isn’t the first time Chick-fil-A has opened on Sunday to meet a need. After the terrorist attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando last year, the restaurant also opened on Sunday to provide free food to those donating blood.
Although the company has often been criticized for their conservative values, their actions often speak louder than the criticism against them.
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Publication date: December 20, 2017
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.