I know what you are probably thinking: why in the world does this blog post exist? You might also be thinking: what on earth does Chick-fil-A have to do with Reformed theology? Or my favorite: was this post really necessary?
To answer these questions: 1) it exists to inform the public of what is the best chicken fast-food place (I’m looking at you overrated Zaxby’s), 2) Chick-fil-A chicken was predestined to be the best thing ever, and 3) not only is this post necessary, but it is long overdue.
If you are a Christian, there is a 90% chance that you love Chick-fil-A. If you don’t like Chick-fil-A…then I’m afraid I will have to pray for you. Isn’t it the saddest thing to meet a Christian who doesn’t like Chick-fil-A? I can only liken the experience to having dinner with a vegan or listening to a stand-up done by Amy Schumer; both are just awful experiences.
But any-who, there is so much to love about Chick-fil-A, whether you are Christian or not.
The first thing to love about Chick-fil-A (from here on I’m gonna call it CFA…I don’t feel like typing it out anymore), is the chicken. The nuggets and chicken strips are absolutely delicious, and when one orders a regular sandwich or deluxe the flavor just sky rockets. I can’t even forget their waffle fries, CFA sauce (the greatest sauce ever), and their drinks such as the sweet tea and lemonade. I know that the heathen hath convinced thee that Zaxby’s and KFC art edible… but it’s all lies from CNN that have convinced you to keep you from the angelic breaded poultry of CFA my dear friend. All satire aside, CFA’s chicken sandwich has yet to be matched by another fast-food place.
The second thing to love is actually the costumer service. Who can ever forget the iconic “My pleasure!” whenever you receive your hot meal. Seriously though, I have never had a grumpy cashier at CFA. Everyone there always smiles. It’s so nice! It’s like on the border of friendly and creepy, which is perfect for fast-food customer service. Many of my friends have worked at CFA, and I am friends with many CFA workers. It’s like a family that loves you as long as you pay them, you know?
Finally, the last thing that I love about CFA is the business principle. When the late Truett Cathy (now in Heaven, may he rest in peace) founded the company, he had just returned from the war and wanted to create a friendly place that had great food. Not only that, he wanted to make sure that God was put first in his business. Not only was Cathy a brilliant business man, but also a humble believer in God… even if he was a Southern Baptist.
All jokes aside, I have the highest respect for Cathy and his family, which now runs the company. CFA’s focus on God and family values really sets it apart from other businesses, especially when met with the scandal in 2012 regarding the company’s stance on the biblical view of marriage. They are also one of the few businesses that closes their doors on Sunday, and we know why they do that. Amen? It’s to make sure those chickens get to have one last day with their families, it’s true.
This post was meant to have a little fun, while showing some comical appreciation of many Christians’ favorite place to eat. If only we could eat there after church, but then it wouldn’t be CFA if they were open on Sunday. Every time I eat my CFA deluxe sandwich meal (no pickles, pickles have cooties), with large fries and large lemonade, I am reminded of how good fast-food can be. However, I’m also reminded of how much God blessed a small mom-and-pop business that set God first in everything, and are now graciously given much by Him. I hope CFA will continue to remember its roots, family values, and recipe to its chicken. Can you imagine if they’d forget the recipe? That would bring, like, an apocalypse or something.
Soli Deo Gloria.