Chick-fil-A performs works of necessity for stranded travelers
by Mickey McLean
Posted 12/18/17, 02:10 pm
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.”
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Mickey is executive editor of WORLD Digital. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, daughter, and a dog/administrative assistant named Daisy.