Chick-Fil-A CEO Promised He’d Keep The Restaurant Chain Christian And Closed On Sundays
It has just been revealed that Chick-fil-A’s CEO promised to carry on the restaurant chain’s Christian values when he took over in 2013.
Dan Cathy, the current chairman, president, and CEO of Chick-fil-A, promised his father Truett Cathy, who founded the restaurant chain, would continue his philanthropic work, never open on Sundays and never take the company public. He made this promise along with his siblings, Bubba and Trudy.
“We will be faithful to Christ’s lordship in our lives,” they stated in their pledge. “As committed Christians we will live a life of selfless devotion to His calling in our lives.”
“We will prayerfully seek His leadership in all major decisions that impact our family and others,” they continued. “Our family roles as spouses to our lifelong mates, parents to our children, and loving aunts and uncles will be our priority.”
In the years since then, Dan has kept this promise, and it’s been paying off for Chick-fil-A big time. In fact, Chick-fil-A was recently named the top fast-food chain on the American Customer Satisfaction index for the fourth year in a row.
“We are honored by the ranking and grateful to our customers for choosing Chick-fil-A, it’s truly our pleasure to serve them,” Chick-fil-A said afterwards in a statement. “Our commitment to serving great food with gracious hospitality started more than 50 years ago with our founder’s first restaurant. Today, the more than 145,000 individuals who represent the brand in 2,400 restaurants make honors like this possible by continuing his commitment to service.”
This just goes to show that going with God really does pay off!