Everyone knows that Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sunday, also known as the day when you generally have the biggest hankering for a box of chicken nuggets. In the aftermath of the past weekend’s devastating storms across Northeast Texas, though, the fried chicken chain fired up the ovens to feed those affected by the weather.
As CNBC reported yesterday, employees from North Texas locations of Chick-Fil-A fired up the kitchens to prepare food for hungry storm victims and those assisting in relief efforts. Chick-Fil-A spokeswoman Amanda Hannah told CNBC that these locations did not open to the public on Sunday, but that employees volunteered to come into work and distribute food to those in need.
The opening of a Chick-Fil-A location on a Sunday is the rarest of rare exceptions, but isn’t entirely unheard of. In 2014, Chick-Fil-A employees in Birmingham, Alabama fed hundreds of motorists stranded on the highways by snow.