Chick-Fil-A is a Christian-owned restaurant franchise that never opens on Sunday, but they made an exception this Sunday after the Islamic terror attack in Orlando. What they did immediately after the attack is gaining recognition and appreciation nationwide.
Employees of local Chick-Fil-A restaurants in Orlando went in to work Sunday morning, and took free sandwiches and iced tea to distribute to the people who were waiting in line to donate blood to victims of the attack.
Chick-Fil-A employees were also seen giving away free food and drinks to police and emergency responders at the crime scene Sunday morning.
In a statement on Facebook, the company said, “A few members of our awesome team decided to go into work on a Sunday and make some food for people waiting in line to donate blood,” the Chick-fil-A in Lee Vista, Florida, wrote on Facebook Sunday. “We love our city and love the people in our community.”
Another Orlando Chick-Fil-A restaurant posted a statement that read, “We are appalled by the senseless crime that was committed this weekend, but we are part of a community that stands strong and stands together! This morning we joined up with other local Chick-fil-A’s to donate Chicken biscuits and Orange juice to the police, first responders, and firemen who have been hard at work. We are proud to be part of a community that is #orlandostrong !”
The restaurant has taken a lot of backlash over their Christian beliefs. The company’s CEO is a Southern Baptist who has said he doesn’t agree with gay marriage, and liberals have accused him of hate because of it, many even boycotting the restaurant chain.
Comments of praise and appreciation were pouring into their Facebook pages for their compassionate generosity in Orlando.
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