This is a true story according
January 29, 2014 article by Fox News that said, a good number of
"stranded motorists were able to find shelter in the storm thanks to the
kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A restaurant employees and the
restaurant's owner, Mark Meadows."
The article went on to say "Some of the drivers had been stuck in their
cars for nearly seven hours without any food or water. So the staff of
the Chick-fil-A decided to lend a helping hand." The Chic-Fil-A
staff managed to cook several hundred of their chicken
sandwiches and delivered them to the drivers who stood out on both
sides of the undrivable interstate. They did this as long as
there was food to hand out.
The article said that the dining room was made available to anyone who
needed shelter from the storm and if they needed to sleep, booths or
benches were made available. In the morning the staff fired up the
ovens and cooked
up chicken biscuits for breakfast - all this free of charge.
Chick-fil-A gives free food to motorists stranded in
Two years ago Chick-fil-A made national
headlines when company president Dan Cathy spoke out in support of
traditional marriage. Liberals and gays came unglued and launched
massive protests against the restaurant chain. Several mayors spoke out
saying they would not allow any more Chick-fil-As to be built in their
cities. They tried boycotting the Christian owned company, but that
backfired. Instead, Chick-fil-A had a world record day with many
locations selling out of food to the hundreds of thousands of
Is it any surprise that the only news the liberal mainstream media has
reported concerning Chick-fil-A has only been the negative?
Remember last week when the ice storm hit the south? The mainstream
media showed footage of miles of cars stranded on the frozen
interstates. Several national news broadcasts that I saw reported about
school kids trapped on busses for almost 24 hours because of all of the
ice and parents going frantic wondering where their kids were.
In all of the icy gloom and doom, I bet you didn’t hear about the heroic
and generous actions of a Chick-fil-A along Highway 280 in Birmingham,
Alabama, did you?
Mark Meadows, owner of the Chick-fil-A closed early the day of the storm
and sent all of his employees home. However, the employees and Meadows
soon discovered that they were not going to be able to get home with all
of the stranded motorists stuck on the roads. Some of the cars near the
restaurant had been stranded for up to 7 hours.
Audrey Pitt, manager of the Chick-fil-A described the conditions:
“Our store is about a mile and a half from the interstate and it took me
two hours to get there. It was a parking lot as far as I could see. At
one point there were more people walking than driving.”
Meadows and his employees fired up the kitchen and began preparing
chicken sandwiches as fast as they could. They prepared several hundred
sandwiches and then Meadows and his staff headed out and began
distributing the hot meals to the stranded motorists on both sides of
Some of the drivers tried to pay them for the sandwiches, but Meadows
and his employees refused to take a single penny. Pitt explained why:
“This company is based on taking care of people and loving people before
you’re worried about money or profit. We were just trying to follow the
model that we’ve all worked under for so long and the model that we’ve
come to love. There was really nothing else we could have done but try
to help people any way we could.”
However, Meadows and Pitt were not through with their Good Samaritan
efforts. They helped push cars off the roads, up inclines and whatever
else they could do to help. Then they kept the restaurant open overnight
so that stranded motorists could have a warm place to be. A number of
motorists slept in booths or on the benches.
Then in the morning, they again fired up the kitchen and prepared
chicken biscuits for their overnight guests and once again they refused
to accept any payment. During that 24 hour period, this Chick-fil-A
restaurant opened their kitchen, their doors and their hearts to
hundreds of stranded motorists and they did so refusing to accept any
payment. As one source put it, Meadows and his staff lived up to the
words Jesus spoke in Matthew 25:35 which states:
“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and
you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me
Their actions were truly generous and heroic as they also braved the
frigid temperatures to hand out hundreds of hot meals to complete
strangers. And I bet you never heard anything about this from the
mainstream media. Had it been a group of homosexuals or atheists, it
would have been all over the news from coast to coast. It was too much
against their liberal standards to report a Christian company doing
something so positive for so many.
If you live in the Birmingham area, make sure you stop in and visit the
Chick-fil-A near Highway 280 to thank them for their generosity and
Christian example. While you’re there, order something to eat and give
them your business as I think they deserve it.
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