Chick-Fil-A is at it again with its good deeds stemming from the Christian values encouraged by its owners.
But this time, it wasn’t a customer the store was helping.
Finding a date to the school dance is tough — especially when it’s the biggest dance of the year.
That’s why an owner of a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Casselbury, Florida, used the store’s marquee sign to help a 17-year-old employee land a date for his senior prom at the end of the month, WKMG-TV reported.
Last week, the sign, which usually invites customer into the store to satisfy their fried chicken fix, read, “Tanner needs a prom date! Details inside.”
Tanner Waters, a senior at Winter Springs High School, initially asked his boss, owner-operator Billy McClarnon, to accompany him to the dance, saying it would be fun if someone took their boss instead of a date.
McClaron settled on a more creative solution instead, and Tanner was all for it.
“I said, ‘That would be awesome. That would help me out a lot,’” he told WKMG. “It takes all the work out of finding [a date].”
Tanner made a case for himself and why he would make a good date.
“I’m a great person,” he said. “I have a great personality. You’re going to have a great time with me. You get free dinner. Someone is buying us dinner. It’s gonna be a great night.”
McClaron even printed out a picture of Tanner to show potential dates when he wasn’t working.
Even if the stunt doesn’t work, Tanner has a backup date: one of his Chick-Fil-A coworkers. So far, Tanner has a handful of offers, but he’s still waiting for the right one.
“”I think it’s funny,” he said of the sign. “I mean, like, you don’t usually see your name on something like that.”
Bravo to Chick-Fil-A and its support for both its customers and employees.