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7 Businesses You May Not Have Known are Run by Christians

7 Businesses You May Not Have Known are Run by Christians

There are many Christian-run businesses out there, including some really high-profile ones. Here are seven of them--some of which we bet you didn't know were Christian-based! As Christians called to be good stewards of our resources, it's important to be educated on where we're spending our money. Next time you are looking to make a purchase, perhaps you may want to seek out these faith-focused places of business.

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  • Chick-fil-A sign, CFA ranks as America's number one fast food restaurant for the 7th year

    1. Chick-fil-A

    We bet you actually have heard of this Christian business. Chick-fil-a, home to the delicious chicken sandwich, does not shy away from proclaiming its Christian roots. Chick-fil-A's founder, Truett Cathy believed not only in running a good business that offered good food, he believed in living out his faith through his work. He set a precedent for Chick-fil-A that continues today. Employees are especially helpful and friendly to customers, the restaurant is closed on Sundays, and uplifting Christian music plays in the background. 

    Dan Cathy, Truett Cathy's son, is now the CEO of the restaurant chain. The younger Cathy drew criticism for saying he supported the biblical definition of marriage. This caused a backlash from some on the Left, but also led to more Christians supporting Chick-fil-A than ever.

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  • a cheese burger

    2. Cook Out

    Another fast-food chain, Cook Out, is also a Christian-run restaurant but is not as high-profile as Chick-fil-A. Cook Out is located in the American Southeast and is known for its long list of milkshake flavors. What you may not have noticed is that Proverbs 1:7 is written on each shake: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction."  

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  • 3. Hobby Lobby

    3. Hobby Lobby

    Arts and crafts store Hobby Lobby says in their mission statement: "Honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a matter consistent with biblical principles." A few years ago, Hobby Lobby became engaged in a high-profile lawsuit. The Christian chain argued that the government shouldn't be able to force Christian businesses to pay for employee healthcare that covers contraceptives. Religious freedom ultimately won out in the case.

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  • Forever 21 tag

    4. Forever 21

    Forever 21, which sells clothing and accessories for teens and young adults, is a staple in many malls, but did you know that the Chang family who owns the business are committed Christians? Mrs. Chang says that God told her she should open a store and that she would be successful." Also, if you pay attention to the bottom of your Forever 21 shopping bag, you will see "John 3:16."

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  • in-n-out burger sign

    5. In-N-Out Burger

    West coast fast food chain In-N-Out-Burger also prints Bible verses on their paper bags and food wrappers. They are small, but are there for those who are looking!

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  • 6. Interstate Batteries

    6. Interstate Batteries

    The owners of battery manufacturer Interstate Batteries know that even making a power supply can glorify God. The company's mission statement says that they will "glorify God as we supply our customers worldwide with top quality, value-priced batteries, related electrical power-source products, and distribution services."

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  • a bag of Tyson chicken

    7. Tyson Foods

    Tyson Foods, most well-known for its chicken, is a unique Christian company. Tyson employs a team of chaplains who minister to Tyson employees. According to the company's website, "The chaplains provide compassionate pastoral care and ministry to team members and their families."

    Some information has been taken from "12 Companies You Didn't Know Were Christian," found on www.ranker.com.

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    Publication date: May 11, 2017