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Chick-fil-A performs works of necessity for stranded travelers

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy hands out sandwiches to stranded travelers Sunday night at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Twitter/Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Chick-fil-A performs works of necessity for stranded travelers

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A answered the call from the city’s mayor and came to the rescue Sunday night to help feed thousands of stranded travelers at powerless Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. “The mayor called about 10 p.m. and asked for assistance,” Chick-fil-A said in a statement. “We immediately mobilized staff and team members who live and work near the airport, and they are making sandwiches and delivering them to the EOC (emergency operations center).” The Christian-owned fast-food chain headed up by CEO Dan Cathy is known for observing the Sabbath by closing its restaurants on Sunday, but it also recognizes that sometimes it is called to perform “works of necessity and mercy” on the Lord’s Day. “We have provided 2,000 meals so far,” Mayor Kasim Reed tweeted late Sunday night after the lights came back on. “Special thank you to Dan Cathy and @ChickfilA for their support.”

Mickey McLean

Mickey is WORLD’s executive editor for audience engagement. He previously was the executive editor for WORLD Digital. Mickey resides in Greensboro, N.C.



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Midwest preacher

I don't usually endorse or promote businesses but really now Chick-fil-a in Joplin Missouri is beyond belief.  At noon every day (except Sunday) they run about 4 drive-thru lines and handle an amazing volume of traffic in a friendly efficient manner.  I have never seen anything like it.  Their Christian attitude is easily transferred to their business model.  Food is good. Service is friendly (not just stiffly polite) something you rarely get these days. I understand they can pull helpful friendly kids from a nearby Christian college to staff the store.  Be hard to do what they do in many geographical (demographic) areas.



Another reason to LOVE and support this wonderful Christian organization.  While they will not open on Sundays for profit, they were more than willing to put their crews to work to help in an emergency.  THAT is ministry!  ❤️