Chick-fil-A Opens on Sunday to Feed Stranded ATL Passengers
In a rare move, Atlanta-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A opened its doors on a Sunday. The company, known for its legendary chicken sandwiches, broke tradition and resumed operations to provide food to stranded passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). More than 1,000 flights were grounded after a power outage, leaving stranded customers weary and delayed for almost 11 hours.
Luckily, Chick-fil-A mobilized its employees to work to feed the stranded ATL passengers Sunday night. According to Chick-fil-A spokesperson, Jackie Jags, the mayor called around 10pm and asked for assistance.
"We immediately mobilized staff and team members who live and work near the airport, and they are making sandwiches and delivering them to the EOC (emergency operations center),” Jags said.
Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed, later thanked Chick-fil-A and its CEO for the assistance, confirming that 2,000 meals had already been handed out to hungry travelers as of 11:30pm on Sunday.
Chick-fil-A has adjusted their Sunday policy in recent years, making exceptions after tragedies in Orlando and parts of Texas.