Chick-fil-A Sends Special Care Package to Soldiers


By Todd Starnes/Twitter

Let’s just say the chicken tenders served at a military base in the Middle East are not exactly on par with the plump, juicy chicken they serve at Chick-fil-A.

That was the culinary dilemma facing a group of Texas Army National Guard soldiers deployed to Iraq for the next seven months.

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“I find myself day dreaming of the luxuries afforded to me stateside and how I take many simple things for granted,” wrote, Jessie, a First Lieutenant.

Now, soldiers in the Texas Army National Guard are a pretty resourceful bunch – so they decided to troubleshoot the problem.

They quickly realized their best and only solution was not in the Middle East – but in North Texas – at the local Chick-fil-A.

Jessie told The Todd Starnes Show that he posted a message on the Facebook page of the Founders Square location – asking for some much-needed help.

“Every Sunday is chicken tender night – which is one of the highlights of every week,” said Jessie, a first lieutenant in the Guard. “With this being said, the chicken is okay at best,” he wrote. “My buddies and I were sitting here trying to think up ideas on how to make the chicken more edible, and the easy solution would be to get barbecue sauce.”

Since refrigeration was an issue, Jessie said they would need individual servings of barbecue sauce – and the “best place for that is obviously Chick-fil-A.”

Jessie told The Todd Starnes Show about three weeks after he sent his message – he received quite a surprise – on of all days – Chicken Tender Day.

“They sent us two entire cases of sauce,” he said. “Everyone was ecstatic to see the appetizing sauces.”

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The Founders Square Chick-fil-A sent our brave fighting soldiers 250 packets of barbecue sauce and 250 packets of their delicious Chick-fil-A sauce.

“I want to first and most importantly thank you for your service and that of your fellow soldiers,” Chick-fil-A’s Jason Driscoll wrote in a message to Jessie. “It was our pleasure and honor to send you the BBQ and CFA sauces, and what a miracle they actually arrived on Chicken Tender night.”

“Who would have ever thought you would see Chick-fil-A sauces in Iraq,” Mr. Driscoll added.

It’s a miracle, indeed.

Jessie said the soldiers have also discovered the sauces work with all sorts of foods – not just poultry.

“But the sauces definitely make the chicken much better,” he acknowledged.

May God bless the Texas Army National Guard and may God bless Chick-fil-A — patriots all!

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My daughter is stationed in the midddle east and is requesting for me to send them some sauce. How can I get ahold of someone about sending sauce overseas to my daughters company?

I work with Jessie and we are so very proud of this amazing young man! God Bless him, his unit and all our fighting forces – and Chic-Fil-A!

I work at Chick-Fil-A and hearing this was definitely one of the High Lights of my morning.

Wonderful story…brought tears to my eyes. Nice to have a good story in a world where there aren’t many.

They do have some pretty gnarly sauce for sure. Anytime I go to Chick-fil-a I always try to get extra sauce packs to use on just about everything, even non – Chick-fil-a.


No wonder Chick-fil-A continues to be held in such high regard. They step up to the plate like real Americans. Not the fake ones.

I love Chick-Fil-A , beautiful story.

Thank you Mr Jason Driscoll for hearing a need, and a desire, and for not hesitating one minute to send over your sauces!!! Thank you and God bless the servicemen who fight for our freedoms. May God keep them safe and healthy.
Blessings, R Faris
When there’s a need it’s so nice to hear of good people fulfilling it!!!

Thanks to Chick-fil-a for the packages. I have been overseas numerous times and cannot tell you how something simple affects so many people One time a class of 4th graders send me a ton of letters asking all kinds of questions, all of which I answered. In one of the letters I was asked what type of candy I liked and missed the most. I wrote back and said red liquorice. Well about 6 weeks later a case if it showed up at my location, the box had been signed by everyone in the class. I took it over to… Read more »

I wonder if Todd still supports Soldiers even if they’re gay?

Is there somewhere donate to send more sauce?

This is why We who love America and it’s Protectors also love Chick-fil-a!

Thank you Chick-fil-a for remembering our Veterans,
their Service keeps us Safe!

God Bless CFA for their support of our brave American sholdiers. These are the simple things in life that mean a lot when your away from home.
I will make sure I frequent CFA more often and tell my friends about this story.
Barbara Loves America

Thank you CFA!!! Yet another reason we LOVE you and our AWESOME men and women in uniform!