Normally Chick-fil A is closed on Sundays. That’s so their employees can spend time with their families or go to church. That’s their policy – closed on Sundays! But this past Sunday, they made an exception in Orlando, Florida.
Following the terrorist killing of 50 people and injuring another 53 victims at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, hundreds lined up for hours to give blood. Chick-fil A reacted in a normal way of any community that would want to reach out and help…they opened their doors.
Team members at two nearby Chick-fil-A restaurants figured those folks must be getting hungry. So somebody flipped on the lights and they started frying chicken.
Before long they were serving sandwiches and nuggets and sweet tea to all the folks waiting to donate blood – along with a host of law enforcement personnel.
Here was Chick-fil-A Lee Vista’s post on Facebook on Sunday:
The following day many of their restaurants provided free chicken biscuits and orange juice to firefighters and police officers and first responders.
“We are appalled by the senseless crime that was committed this weekend, but we are part of a community that stands strong and stands together,” they wrote on Facebook.
“We are just honored to be one of many organizations that are helping our friends and neighbors in the Orlando community during this difficult time,” a spokesperson for their central Florida stores [told Fred Starnes].
Chick-fil-A – down right good chicken and down right good people! Thank you Chick-fil-A! and God Bless you and the families and victims in Orlando, Florida.