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Chick-fil-A broke tradition and opened on a Sunday in the midst of a Hurricane: here’s why

A North Carolina Chick-fil-A broke one of the chain’s most famous policies and opened on Sunday last weekend, so the restaurant could help the Red Cross to bring food to those in nearby shelters.

Donovan and Nikki Carless, the franchisees of a Chick-fil-A in Garner, North Carolina, asked employees if they were willing to work on a Sunday last weekend. As Hurricane Florence battered North Carolina, the franchisees decided to come up with a way that they could help.

The Carlesses, and some of their employees were eager to work on Sunday to prepare food for those impacted by the storm. Typically, all Chick-fil-A locations are closed on Sundays.

According to ABC 7, the Chick-fil-A location coordinated with the Red Cross to donate 500 sandwiches and 1,200 nuggets to three different shelters for people who were forced to evacuate their homes. While Chick-fil-A’s policy to remain closed on Sunday is well-documented, the chain makes rare exceptions in emergencies, providing free food to those in need.

This is not the first time the company has broken policy to serve food on a Sunday. In June of 2016, several Orlando-area Chick-fil-A restaurants opened up to serve drinks and sandwiches to those donating blood for victims of the shooting at the gay nightclub, Pulse.

Photo by Levi Ventura on Unsplash

Read the full story at Business Insider.

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