Lilburn Chick-fil-A Feeds the Needy

The Lilburn Chick-fil-A last month provided sandwiches for the Lilburn Co-op, and Providence Christian students distributed them. This week it's providing 500 gift certificates for free kids' meals.

Like many entrepreneurs Truett Cathy had a good idea that succeeded when he invented, as their promotions stress, not the chicken, but the chicken sandwich. I have been a Chick-fil-A customer since arriving in Atlanta fifty years ago.

Truett Cathy is one of the most charitable men in the country. I like the fact that Chick-fil-A isn’t open on Sunday.

I wish we would all go back to simpler times.

I don’t know what their recipe is for preparing chicken but it tantalizes my taste buds. My family and I have savored several thousand Chick-fil-A sandwiches over the years.

If another gentleman in the chicken restaurant business was a Colonel, Truett Cathy is a General.

I spoke with a couple managers in my favorite , and I wondered how many poor kids had never tasted the tastiest chicken sandwich on earth. They wondered too.

From that conservation evolved another concept in giving.

As an awareness about businesses, the journalism students at the in Lilburn worked in the Lilburn Chick-fil-A and were paid with Chick-fil-A sandwiches. They then visited the and helped distribute the sandwiches to needy children, who may never have enjoyed the delicacy. One student said that seeing the smiles of the kids was a good feeling.

This week, the Lilburn Co-op began handing out 500 coupons for free kid meals that were donated by Chick-fil-A, and will hand out the rest on Wednesday.

I spoke with a couple kids at the co-op who were delighted with their gift. One little girl said that she had never eaten a sandwich from one of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants. I can’t imagine living in Atlanta where the premier chicken sandwich was created and missing out on such a tasty treat.

Chick-fil-A at Lilburn is also considering collecting canned food in a barrel inside the restaurant in January for Lilburn co op’s needy citizens

Since the first restaurant was opened in Hapeville in 1962, Truett Cathy has become known for his dedication to helping those in need.

Over the years mystery has surrounded the formula for the unique flavor of Coca Cola. I’m sure many people in the restaurant business have tried to duplicate the recipe for preparing Chick-fil-A sandwiches formulated by Truett Cathy. So far they have failed.

I noticed that stores are also collecting canned foods for the needy. It is great to live in a diverse community where there is such concern for the less fortunate people living among us.




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Stacey Schrader December 20, 2011 at 11:18 PM
Yet another reason why I LOVE Chick-Fil-A!


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