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Chick-Fil-A

Discussion in 'The OT' started by spartanstew, Jan 30, 2010.

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  1. Jan 30, 2010 #1 of 145
    spartanstew

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    Is finally coming out with a Spicy Chicken Sandwich to debut in June.

    It's about damn time.
     
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    Greg Alsobrook

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    I'm in.
     
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    Supramom2000

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    I wish we had one here. We used to eat at them all the time in Louisiana.
     
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    longrider

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    Now they will know me even better
     
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    armophob

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    :lol:

    One day at work during lunch at the mall, I spun a story to a group of guys I worked with. I had them all speechless at the story of the Chick-Fil-A cult.
    I told them the story of how on Sundays, all the employees report to the farm for a day of commune living with their brothers and sisters who worship there.
    They all help to raise the chickens and harvest the corn for the oil.

    I wonder how many of those guys still believe it.
    :lol:
     
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    wilbur_the_goose

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    mooooo!

    I love this store!
     
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    Michael D'Angelo

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    Chick-Fil-A has had a spicy chicken sandwich here in MD for well over a year. I'm surprised it has not be available every where. BTW it is very good.
     
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    dpeters11

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    My problem is that I usually get a hankering on a Sunday.
     
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    SayWhat?

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    Pretty strange to see a mall crowded with people and only one store in the entire place closed.
     
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    Stuart Sweet

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    I swear this is already available in CA.
     
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    armophob

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    Each employee is given his or her fowl name on hiring. Males, of course, are given rooster names and females are chicks.

    Newbies are called eggs, and are expected to clean the coops on Sundays.

    It is considered bad etiquette at the Chick-Fil-A commune to question the evolution of the chickens family tree, or its crosswalk decisions.
     
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    Sharkie_Fan

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    I think you're right, Stuart.

    Though it's been several months since I've been to a Chick-Fil-A here, and I've been to ones in other states in the mean time... so my memory may be fuzzy... bit I'm pretty sure the last time we were up in the Sacramento area and were at the Chick-Fil-A there, they had spicy chicken.

    We used to have one about 15 minutes from where I live, but it closed when I was in High School. Now the closest one requires a 3 hour drive to Sacramento. Fortunately, my best friends parents (and, my kids "adopted grandparents") live there, so we have to go up once in a while to visit.

    More than once though, we've driven up late Friday night, after work... and then forgot to go on Saturday. Get ready to head home on Sunday thinking we might drive through and eat it on our way home, only to have an "I'm a moron" moment as I remember they're closed on Sunday.
     
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    SayWhat?

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    spartanstew

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    Perhaps your area (and some in California, apparently) were the test Markets. The National rollout is June.

    I'm going to San Fran on Monday so I'll have to look there.
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    Chik-Fil-A is simply a quality operation with great food.

    The fact that they close on Sunday per their Board's desire not to make employees work that day simply increases my opinion of that organization.

    ..and their Chicken sandwiches.... GREAT!
     
  16. Jan 31, 2010 #16 of 145
    Nick

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    Closing on Sunday has been Chik-fil-a's policy since Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant, the Dwarf House, originally called the Dwarf Grill, just south of Atlanta in Hapeville, Georgia, in 1946. Cathy's unwavering Sunday closing philosophy is quoted and affirmed in the company's corporate statement.

    "Our decision to close on Sunday is our way of honoring God and directing our attention to things more important than our business. If it took seven days to make a living with a restaurant, then we needed to be in some other line of work. Through the years, I have never wavered from that position." —S. Truett Cathy*

    * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chick-fil-A
     
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    hdtvfan0001

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    Yup....and in this day and age....that seems pretty cool.
     
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    The Merg

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    They actually have a sign posted in the Chik-Fil-A near me about closing on Sundays, although there is no mention of G-d in it. It basically says how it is to give employees time to spend time with their families.

    - Merg
     
  19. Jan 31, 2010 #19 of 145
    SamC

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    We used to have the "blue law" around here, which forced stores to close on Sunday. To make it Constitutional they said if you had a religion that had another day of rest, then you could close that day. This guy who owned a local dept store chain swore that he was some religion he found out of an encyclopedia that took Tuesdays off. It was a county by county thing and eventually they just gave up on it.

    There is a store chain in the upper south called Belk (its name used to vary by state, in some states it was Leggett, in some Parks-Belk, and others) which closed on Sunday. They gave up a few years ago.

    As to CFA, they were kept out of our local mall because of their Sunday policy. All stores had to keep the same hours. When the mall went into decline as new places were built elsewhere, they relented.

    I personally admire CFA for acting on their beliefs.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2010 #20 of 145
    kc1ih

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    They could stay open on Sunday if they had their Jewish employees staff the store, and gave them all Saturday off to be with their families. What, they don't have any Jewish employees?
     
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