Chick-fil-A: A Treasure to All!

Alissa Obenhaus, Writer

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Chick-fil-A, founded on May 23, 1946 by S. Truett Cathy, started its fast food journey as “Dwarf House”. In 1967, the name changed from “Dwarf House” to “Chick-fil-A”. The name, a play on the words “chicken fillet”, brought much confusion.

In the restaurant’s name, the company capitalized the “A”. When customers ask what the capital “A” in “Chick-fil-A” means, the company replies “top quality products”.

The first Chick-fil-A restaurant, opened in Hapeville, Georgia in 1946. Chick-fil-A runs operations from 6 a.m to 10 p.m six days a week, but closes on Sundays for religious observances.

Unlike some businesses that do not support religious precepts, this fast food chain has values influenced by its late founder’s Southern Baptist religious beliefs. Therefore, Chick-fil-A conducts no business on Sundays so the workers to have a break and a chance to worship if they choose.

The late founder, S. Truett Cathy began this schedule because of his religious beliefs, having worked seven days a week in restaurants open 24 hours. He also wanted his employees to have quality time with their families.

At Chick-fil-A, employees’ roles have equal value because they collaborate to serve the customers. No matter their title or job description, at this fast food eatery, they come to work not only to have a wonderful experience, but also to generously share their talents and time.

Treating customers like friends, serving the community like neighbors, and always providing a delicious meal, Chick-fil-A also positively contributes to the community. Instead of only selling food for profit, its restaurants across America continuously donate meals to people in need.

Donating to local homeless shelters, soup kitchens, emergency personnel, and disaster victims, this fast food chain also helps many of its employees achieve their academic goals. Since 1973, Chick-fil-A has awarded approximately $61 million dollars to 46,700 team members for scholarships to attend college.

Chick-fil-A also holds fundraiser events for local schools, military troops, and community families.

Chick-fil-A–not an ordinary business, but a terrific, Christian run fast food restaurant that continues to support and serve the community with its delicious food and generous scholarships.

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