Chick-Fil-A Fed Stranded Motorists in Snowstorm-Truth!

Chick-Fil-A Fed Stranded Motorists in Snowstorm-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded email containing what appears to be a news story that alleged that the manager and staff of a Chic-Fil-A in Birmingham, Alabama prepared hundreds of chicken sandwiches and managed to feed stranded motorists who were stuck on an interstate highway 280 because of a snow storm.

The Truth:

This is a true story according to a 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.

Posted 2/17/14