Posts Tagged 'Chick-fil-A'

Chick-fil-A Good Value for Money

On a recent trip to the Scenic Highway Chick-Fil-A, I heard “Teenage Employee 1” say something to “Teenage Employee 2” that I’m sure is a rare thing to hear at any fast food franchise: “I’m a perfectionist.” I almost spit waffle fry crumbs!

Then later, as a customer came forward to the trash can with her tray, Employee 2 said, “I’ll take care of that for you.” The customer said the customary thank you, then Employee 2 said, “It’s my pleasure.” (instead of a mumbled “uh huh” or “no problem”) Not only that, it sounded 100% sincere.

These are examples of why Chick-Fil-A will continue to do well, no matter what happens to the economy. They pay decent wages so they get good employees. Yes, it may cost a bit more than the other fast food places, but it’s worth it. The food was great and the restaurant was spotless. There’s a nice play area so your children can play.



Chick-fil-A has FREE Chicken Biscuits (with any purchase) on New Years Day

The Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit giveaway will be advertised during the Chick-fil-A Bowl broadcast, which airs nationally on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 31. A mass email campagin is also underway– got mine yesterday. The invitations will be distributed at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants beginning Jan. 1 (while supplies last), and can be redeemed through March 28, 2009.

Happy New Year!

Atheists and Chick-Fil-A

On a couple of occasions during this Christmas season, the subject of where we shopped came up among friends and family members. Invariably, statements like “I don’t shop there because they don’t allow the Salvation Army bell ringers” or ” I don’t shop there because they support gays” came up.

I really hadn’t thought about the issue of whether Salvation Army is or isn’t allowed to stand in front of some stores. I assume they do receive a large part of their support via the “red kettles.” I wrote the Salvation Army a sizable check because I think they do a great work, not because I felt guilty every time I walked past the red kettle. I would have sent the check regardless.

I couldn’t think of a single retailer I purposely do not support because of their “support of gays” or any other group for that matter. Because I believe the Bible, I also believe homosexuality is a deviant behavior. People can and DO think I’m wrong. OK. So, I Googled “gay friendly companies” and discovered that Dell, Boeing, Best Buy, Clorox, Coca-Cola, just about every major auto manufacturer including Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Toyota, and Saturn, among a host of other corporations have been rated as “gay friendly.” Hmmm. If I was going to start boycotting “gay friendly” companies, looks like my list of acceptable shopping choices would be pretty limited. That still doesn’t change my mind, but that’s not the point of this post.

Since there are folks-let’s be honest, it’s mostly those who identify themselves as Christians- that are specific about which companies they do and do not support based on certain behaviors/things they consider to be sin(s), my question is: “Do non-Christians (atheists/agnostics, etc) boycott business for similar reasons, i.e. they are “Christian friendly?” Chick-Fil-A is owned by an openly Christian family. They don’t allow their franchises to be open on Sundays. The same goes for Hobby Lobby stores. Do people avoid these and similar companies because of their owner’s religious beliefs?



Today I worked all day on Photoshop stuff. It was a good day for that. It’s cold and was rainy outside, I wasn’t scheduled to work at Starbucks, and I don’t really feel well. So, it was the perfect day for sitting all curled up on the couch in a warm house and not have to go anywhere. 🙂

Something really nice happened this week. For about a year now I have not been able to upload changes to one of my websites from home. The site is hosted on cBeyond servers. I have other sites that are hosted on cBeyond servers, and I can upload changes to them from home, but for some reason this particular one I could not. I have other sits that are hosed by different companies and them also I can upload changes to from home. I’ve called cBeyond on several occasions over the past year to see if they could resolve the problem, but they have not been able to– said everything looked fine on their end. However, I knew just for the fact that I can upload other sites on their servers and others not on their servers from home that there was something different about this particular one and the server it was hosted on. It’s been a real pain because every time I need to make changes, which can be several times a week, I have to go somewhere else to do it. It doesn’t matter where — the school, Starbucks, my parent’s house, Chick-fil-a, a Chick-fil-a campout… I could upload from anywhere except home. Well, last week I wasn’t able to upload to this site from ANYWHERE! So, once again, I call cBeyond. Turns out they are doing some sever maintainece and moving the site to a different server. It took about a week but now the site is moved and GUESS WHAT!?! I can upload from home again! WHOO HOO!!! That makes life SO much easier. Praise the Lord! See, I told them it was a problem on their end and not on mine!

Next Monday night I have the oportunity to work at the Lovejoy Starbucks. I’m excited about that. That store is set up much like mine. I turned down the oportunity to work at Eagle’s Landing Starbucks tomorrow night. I hated to but I’m already scheduled to work 6 hours at my store tomorrow and then I open Saturday morning + I have a date tomorrow night 🙂


So here we sit at the Chick-fil-A First 100 in Flowery Branch, Georgia. The music is LOUD, it’s karaoke time and karaoke can be like really, really good or it can be really, really bad, usually the latter but tonight there’s been some of both. My running partner is here and her CPA also. The CPA is going to sing shortly I believe.

We were interviewed by a reporter from the Gainsville Times this morning and the article and photo is already up on the Internet. Click Here.

We left the house early this a.m., like 3:30 a.m., and got here about 5:00. Usually they start signing people up about 6:00 but now they have a new rule since they’ve had so many First 100s where people have like shown up so early. I heard that in Athens there were like 300 people at 6:00 a.m. 😮 So, the new rule: At 6:30 a.m. if there are more than 100 people they do a lottery– if your name is chosen to be one of the First 100, then you’re one of the First 100. If it’s not, I guess you’re not :-/ Fortunately, at 6:30 this morning there weren’t 100 people here. We ended up being numbers 25 & 26. I don’t think it filled to 100 until the early afternoon.

We about froze this morning. It’s been quite cold and windy! However, we have a propane heater. We used it this morning. In the afternoon it got better but still it was really windy. Right now there’s no wind, we have the heater going, the WIFI has been going all day and we have satellite TV as well. Life is good. Actually, life is REAL good! And it got REAL good when my cousin, Anna… my WONDERFUL cousin Anna brought me STARBUCKS! Thank you Anna!

I worked all day. Got A LOT done– a billboard, the State soccer program and a proof of the NewsBulletin. Very productive day!

BIGGER Tom is home with Sari Beri. Tomorrow I will take him to the dentist and we will go vote as well.

I LOVE these First 100s and this one has been exceptionally nice– even with the cold 🙂

Hundreds line up for chance at free Chick-fil-A food

Rachel O’Neal, left, and Erica Schmidt try to stay warm this morning while visiting with friends on the parking lot of the new Chick-Fil-A on Spout Springs Road. The group was part of the “First 100 Fans” promotion that included free meals for a year for the first 100 customers when the store opens Thursday morning.

FLOWERY BRANCH – Thursday, it’s a Chick-fil-A restaurant.

But today, it’s Chick-fil-A campground.

Braving bone-chilling temperatures this morning, dozens of people had set up tents across the parking lot of the Chick-fil-A off Spout Springs Road in anticipation of a year’s worth of coupons for free meals.

The restaurant opens at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, but employees will hand out the coupons starting at 6 a.m. to the first 100 people who show up at the door.

The “First 100 Fans” promotion began unassumingly in 2003, but to the surprise and delight of corporate officials, has turned into a major event with a faithful following.

Restaurant workers now begin registering people 24 hours before the giveaways and treat them to free food, movies, games and ice cream throughout the event.

Some people show up hours before registration starts, said Lauren Thigpen, a marketing official based at the chain’s Hamilton Mill Road store in Buford.

About 60 people were in line when she began signing in people at 6 this morning, she said.

One of those was Teresa Henderson of Buford.

No novice to the promotion, she had not only set up a tent, but she was sporting cow gear – a cowbell necklace and black and white spotted visor – in honor of the chain’s famous mascot.

“It’s not even about the coupons any more,” Henderson said as to why she attends the openings. “It’s the people.”

source: Gainsville Times

Suspicious Package Found Outside Cleveland Restaurant Detonated

Police shut down the area around the Chick-Fil-A on Keith Street in Cleveland [TN] after a suspicious package was found outside the building.  Customer discovered the suitcase placed behind the restaurant just before noon Wednesday.

Members of the Chattanooga police bomb squad were call to the scene. They used a robotic device to pull the suitcase away from the restaurant then a bomb tech wearing protective gear set up the device for detonation. After the suitcase was exploded, officers determined that nothing was inside it.

The building had been evacuated and nearby intersections were been shut down. The area was reopened by 2:45pm. Investigators do not know yet how or why the suitcase was left behind the restaurant.


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