Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed had a problem.
How do you feed thousands of stranded airline passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with no electricity.
It turns out the answer was pretty simple: call Chick-fil-A.
Normally Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed on Sundays so employees can attend church and spend time with their families.
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But when the lights went out at the international airport — the mayor needed immediate help in feeding folks with no place to go. So he called Dan Cathy, the chief executive officer of Chick-fil-A.
Spokesperson Amanada Hannah tells me the famed, fast-food chicken restaurant quickly mobilized staff and team members who live near the airport.
“They are making sandwiches and delivering them to the emergency operations center,” she said. “City and airport officials there are distributing sandwiches to passengers who are stranded due to the power outage.”
You know it’s serious when @ChickfilA got to work on a #Sunday. https://t.co/GrwGQEFra9
— Mike Petchenik (@MPetchenikWSB) December 18, 2017
I have to imagine a delicious, Chick-fil-A sandwich will certainly boost the spirits of airline passengers who have been stuck in a dark airport since Sunday afternoon.
“It has been a very difficult day for thousands of travelers,” Hannah told me. “And while Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sunday, our restaurants open occasionally to serve communities in need.”
That’s why we love Chick-fil-A. It is their pleasure to serve folks who need a helping hand.
“We do not make a profit but do what we can to offer comfort to people experiencing hardship,” she said.
Thank you, Chick-fil-A for serving a delicious chicken sandwich and for serving your communities. God bless you all.
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