Chick-fil-A is beloved among many of its fans not only for its delicious food, but also for the company’s adherence to Christian values.
Among the many well-known facts surrounding the fast food chain is that the company remains closed on Sundays — something that’s certainly unique for a well-known business, especially considering that Chick-fil-A is surely sacrificing some big bucks by closing down one day a week.
But it’s a decision that was made all the way back in 1946 by founder Truett Cathy, with the tradition continuing on today.
Zaxby's now the official chicken of the Falcons. That doesn't mean Chick Fil-A isn't in the new stadium. It is closed on Sundays, however. pic.twitter.com/TfCIa3rz5T
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 16, 2017
And with Chick-fil-A having a booth inside the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium — home to the Atlanta Falcons — it appears that the company isn’t sacrificing its values, with plans to continue remaining closed on Sundays.
That’s a pretty bold decision, too, considering that football games and other events are held there on Sundays.
Chick-fil-A explains on its website in more detail why the company is closed on the traditional “day of rest,” noting that the decision was made when the first restaurant was opened in Hapeville, Georgia, more than 70 years ago.
“Having worked seven days a week in restaurants open 24 hours, Truett saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose — a practice we uphold today,” the website reads.
Cathy, who died in 2014, had always argued that the company should be “about more than just selling chicken,” arguing for involvement in both the community and lives of the customers.
“We should be a part of our customers’ lives and the communities in which we serve,” he said.
It seems Cathy’s vision continues to drive Chick-fil-A’s mission.