"In I attended the opening of a Chick-fil-A this fall in Evansville, Indiana as part of our Customers First package on exemplary service, I couldn’t help but notice how much Christianity is a part of the culture. More than once during the all-night event, Chick-fil-A president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy led employees and customers in prayer, reminding everyone that the company’s mission is not merely to serve a lot of chicken, but ‘to glorify God.’
"The chain, which is closed on Sundays, as a day of worship, has a strong Christian following. In Evansville, a group of teens held an impromptu Bible-study meeting in the parking lot following a game of touch football…" [Source] [Via Relapsed Catholic]
Chick-fil-A’s CEO is S. Truett Cathy. With a last name like that it reminds me of Johnny Cash’s song "Boy name Sue."
As a CEO, Mr. Cathy views his leadership role within the Chick-fil-A family as one in which he strives to demonstrate good leadership. He is not afraid to ask hard questions, re-evaluate situations that have not gone as planned, and asking for his staff’s input. Personally, Mr. Cathy says he does not consider himself religious. "We must continue growing in our spiritual life. It is a daily walk; always learning; always seeking more of God’s instructions."
And here is their corporate statement of purpose:
"to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."
I am certainly glad this Christian man started this franchise instead of some others.
What if the notorious anti-Catholic Jack Chick had started a fast food chain? Can you imagine a Jack Chick-fil-A? No Shoes, No Shirt, No Papists – No Service. Which each unhappy meal you would get a Chick Tract to color. Maybe also included would be a Whore of Babylon Pope Action Figure. Above the french fry fryers would be a sign – this is what happens to Catholics. A fish sandwich would be available everyday except Fridays in Lent. You can’t order a sandwich with the works since his theology denies that you can get a sandwich through works. You must have faith and a couple of bucks. There would also be the doctrine of Sola Menu – only what is on the menu can be ordered. The menu is sufficient to order by and no menu items that were invented at the time of Constantine are available.