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Chick-fil-A Crews Work on Sunday to Feed Stranded Travelers

Chick-fil-A after darkIt's well-known that Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, strongly influenced by Christian principles, is closed on Sundays, but a phone call from Atlanta's mayor about Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport's stranded travelers changed all that yesterday, a Sunday. The airport, the location of Delta Airlines' world headquarters and its largest hub, is the busiest airport in the world. The power outage that forced the cancellation of all flights yesterday (Sunday) affected huge numbers of people.

Although the emergency was unexpected, Chick-fil-A quickly rallied, with staffers and officials soon hard at work preparing and transporting food. CEO Dan Cathy personally pitched in to distribute sandwiches and water.

According the Chick-fil-A spokesperson Jackie Jags, “The mayor called about 10 p.m. and asked for assistance. 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).”

City and airport officials distributed the sandwiches to the stranded passengers.

“It has been a very difficult day for thousands of travelers, and while Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sunday, our restaurants open occasionally to serve communities in need,” Jags said. — Ligaya Figueras, AJC.com

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