Since Truett Cathy opened his first Chick-fil-A in 1946, the famous southern restaurant chain has been closed on Sundays so its employees can attend church and worship God with their families. Recently though, Chick-fil-A broke from this longstanding tradition, and for the most Christian reason you can imagine.
Last Sunday, select North Texas Chick-fil-A’s remained open to provide free hot meals, a clean environment, and a break from the chaos, to victims of the deadly tornadoes that devastated multiple communities, particularly in the Dallas area. Free Chick-fil-A sandwiches were also delivered by volunteers to first responders and emergency personnel.
“The locations were not open to the public, but team members from various restaurants in the area did volunteer to prepare and distribute free food to responders and others affected by the tornadoes—serving those in need during this tragic event,” Chick-fil-A spokeswoman Amanda Hannah told CNBC.
What a wonderful ministry!