Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Chik-Fil-A May Just Be the Best Chicken Sandwich Place on the Planet...

I've always liked the marketing of Chik-Fil-A, even before they came to the Kansas City area.  I would occasionally be watching some cable channel they advertised on & I would see the cows (shown above) and I couldn't help but smile.

In my travels around the country, I'd see the billboards with the cows and, even though I'd never eaten there, I'd smile and think that it had the kind of attitude I like.

However, all that being said, I had no idea how big a fan I would become later on... that has to deal with today's post.

When Chik-Fil-A came to the Kansas City area, I had friends tell me that I just had to go because they had the best chicken sandwich in the world.  These were friends not prone to hyperbole, so I figured that it had to be a pretty good sandwich.  The only complaint I ever heard was that they cost a bit more than other places, but I've always believed in paying for quality.

In my mind there is  1. Speed  2. Quality   3. Price   and you can only pick two of them.  Think about that for a minute and you'll realize it's true...

Anyway, I tried the place and my friends were right!!!!!  It was a great chicken sandwich.  I was hooked.

Then, yesterday I came across the following story on Foxnews.com.  The full story is available at that link.  What I'm posting here is an abbreviated copy & paste that I've created from that original story.  Here are the main points I want you to be aware of:

It was especially bitter on the afternoon of January 7th and a good many folks had taken a respite from the cold by grabbing lunch at the Chick-fil-A on Highway 280 in Inverness.

One of the diners who came in that day was a bit unkempt. He was wearing jeans and a hoodie – hardly the kind of clothing for a day like that. Most folks just figured he was a homeless fellow...

So instead of ordering the indigent man to leave, Mark invited him to have a meal. As the man waited for his chicken sandwich and waffle fries, Mark could not help but notice the man was rubbing his hands together...

The man did not have a pair of gloves. So Mark gave him his.

“I went back and got his food and he put on the gloves and then he left,” Mark said...

“It all comes from Truett Cathy and the Cathy family and the principles Chick-fil-A has been established on,” he said.

And those principles are “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 into contact with Chick-fil-A.”

Now after reading all that (and I highly recommend you read the entire article) I was hooked.  Never mind how good the food is, the company, the owners, the   people make it a better place to work.  I'm going to be going over this story during my office morning huddle today and I'll give you one guess where I will be going for lunch...

Thank you Chik-Fil-A for showing us how to treat our fellow human beings.  This isn't a business lesson, this is a life lesson.  One we can all learn from and repeat to as many as possible.

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