Anyone who is a fan of the chicken chain knows that Sundays are the wrong day to crave a delicious chicken sandwich since Chick-fil-A is closed in observance of the Lord’s Day. However, a Chick-fil-A in Virginia is making an exception, opening on Sunday, and even their Christian customers love the reason.
Chick-fil-A is just as famous for their conservative values as they are their chicken, always making it clear where they stand on issues. They have been hated by liberals because they leave no doubt that they not only support but run their business based on their Christian beliefs. But, that hasn’t stopped Chick-fil-A from standing firm.
One of the most American companies in the country, Chick-fil-A continues to contribute to conservative values and proves once again where their heart lies. A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Sandston, Virginia, has agreed to open their doors on Sundays, but it is not for the reason everyone is expecting. The White Oak Community Church in Virginia holds their weekly worship group meetings at a local Econo Lodge, but upon arriving for a recent meeting, they were informed that the hotel could no longer host their weekly gatherings due to “building issues.”
Econo Lodge made a statement, saying, “The only legal use of any of the spaces are for the Econo Lodge to conduct business,” causing the church to initially informed its members, “We obviously do not have church this morning,” according to Fox News.
White Oak was not only forced to cancel their day of worship, they then had to remove all their belongings from Econo Lodge, a stressful time for the congregation, to be sure. However, right when the members thought they would have to put their worship on hiatus, Chick-fil-A stepped up. While holding an emergency meeting, a member called her boss at Chick-fil-A, who agreed to open the restaurant doors to allow White Oak to temporarily use its space on Sundays.
The Chick-fil-A location is allowing the church members to worship at that specific restaurant, making their setback less severe for the time being. As Young Cons explains, the fast food restaurant is permitting the use of their location to the displaced congregation from the White Oak Community Church to conduct their meetings inside the eatery until the group can find a more permanent solution.
Although the location will not be open for business, they are still opening their doors on a Sunday for a good cause and a need in their community, which is very special. The chicken restaurant has yet again exceeded expectations in the morality department. As if there have not been enough positive Chick-fil-A stories out there to turn even the haters into fans, here is one more to help persuade them.
White Oak Community Church has expressed their utmost gratitude for Chick-fil-A stepping up to the plate (no pun intended) during their desperate time of need. Helping those in need is nothing new to the generous company as they are always one of the first to help in their communities during an emergency. In a time of need, the “Eat More Chicken” company will always do what they can to help, even if it is on a day they are notorious for being closed. It’s no wonder they are America’s favorite fast food restaurant. They are so much more than just good chicken. They are good people, too.