Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chick-fil-A

This is such a warm and fuzzy post that if you woke up on the wrong side of the bed (like I will if I don't go to bed soon), then you probably should skip over this until after lunch.
I am not a fan of "fast food" restaurants and out of all of the major chains, Chick-fil-A is the only one that we visit at least once a month.
It could be Chris grabbing a sandwich at lunch, us taking the kids for "ice cream" - which really means the new yogurt cups (but don't tell Addie) - or us stopping by because we were just too exhausted to do anything else.
We stopped at the Chick-fil-A at McAdory tonight.
We are always pleased with their service and manners.
Tonight while Addie and I were sitting in a heat induced haze and waiting for Chris at one of the booths, I was aimlessly looking out the window.
There was a blue truck with a handicap hanging tag, but parked in a regular spot and as I was pointlessly trying to figure out why they parked in a regular spot, I saw a couple walking out with one of the Chick-fil-A workers.
The lady was walking slightly ahead of the man and he was walking painfully slow with a walker while being assisted by - the Chick-fil-A worker.
I sat and watched as the worker helped this man all the way to his truck and made sure that he was fine before turning to walk back inside.
I was beyond impressed.
I know that Chick-fil-A makes a point of hiring people with special needs and I have always thought highly of the company for that reason.
I didn't realize that they also expected their employee's to help customers to the extent of assisting them to their cars if needed.
I know it honestly is just common sense, but it is so rare that you see people helping others just because it is the right thing to do.
Too bad more corporations don't follow suit with Chick-fil-A's customer service mentality.
That is my warm and fuzzy story for the day.

3 comments:

jennohara said...

It is nice to see people doing the right thing. I've always been a fan of Chick-fil-A. Now an even bigger one :)

Anonymous said...

That is a great story. I applaud that young worker and I hope that the boss at that location and even beyond get wind of this. PS-That will be your son in a few years because is that that kind as well!

Julie said...

We are forever thankful to Chick Fil A for their help in our process of adopting Daisy. I wish all stores were as wonderful as Chick Fil A is!