11 October 2015

Chick-fil-A Made Another Positive Move

Chick-fil-A has been known for being an avid of conservative ideas. For instance, in 2012, the billionaire family behind fast food chain has publicly denounced same-sex marriage.

The scions of Forbes rich list stalwart S. Truett Cathy (net worth: US$ 6.2 billion) hit headlines for taking a public stance those who wants to impose the gay agenda on everyone even if they don’t want it.

Truett’s son Dan, Chick-fil-A’s CEO, also told the Baptist Press he was "guilty as charged" in his support of what he described as traditional marriage.

"We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles," Cathy said.

Recently, Chick-fil-A was again in the positive side of the news when owner Jeff Glover announced that he will continue to pay employees during the entire five months the restaurant would be closed, ABC affiliate KVUE reports.

Instead of temporarily laying off his 50 workers, Glover further shocked his staff by giving them a US$ 1-per-hour raise for sticking with him.

Starting pay at Glover's Chick-fil-A is US$ 11 an hour and he pays full-time workers roughly US$ 3,600 a month before taxes, according to KVUE.

"It would be a real financial crisis for the 50 families represented by the workers here to have to go five months without a job," Glover told the station.

At least one employee wasn't surprised by the gesture.

"I wasn't expecting less than that — he is always taking care of us," the worker told KVUE.

Chick-fil-A dominates fast food. The fried-chicken chain generates more revenue per restaurant than any other fast-food chain in the US, according to QSR magazine.

Chick-fil-A is best known for its crispy fried chicken, waffle fries, and milkshakes. But much of the company's success can also be attributed to its superior customer service — which is a rare quality in an industry that's notorious for its low wages.