People who rely on the mainstream media for their news and information often have a slanted view of Chick-fil-A because of the way the media portrays the Christian-owned company’s conservative stance on social issues like same-sex marriage.
What is often left out of those media accounts are the many ways in which Chick-fil-A contributes to the communities it serves.
We’ve previously told you about how one local restaurant manager and staff went out of their way during a rare Southern snowstorm to serve stranded motorists, even allowing some to sleep in their restaurant, all at no charge.
We’ve also mentioned the efforts of another manager who went the extra mile to teach his staff courtesy and professionalism that will serve them well later in life.
But we haven’t told you about the respect one store showed to a fallen hero.
On June 9, a restaurant in Griffin, Ga., closed while a long funeral procession honoring police officer Kevin Jordan passed the store (H/T Mad World News).
“Chick-Fil-A of Griffin Dwarf House will suspend all transactions as the funeral processional for Officer Kevin Jordan passes our location Monday afternoon, June 9th,” read the sign placed near their drive-thru menu. “Thank you for helping us pay respect to our fallen officer.”
Jordan, an Army veteran with seven children, had been killed in the line of duty, shot five times in the back while making an arrest. His death rightfully shocked the town.
As a local event, this brief closing in honor of a fallen officer was never likely to make national headlines.
But it’s a perfect example of the sort of ethos that makes Chick-fil-A stores valued members of whatever community they serve.
Courtesy of Conservative Tribune