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Chick-fil-A feeds stranded drivers
FOX NEWS ^ | Jan 29, 2014 11:41 AM CST | FOX NEWS

Posted on 01/29/2014 10:02:40 AM PST by onyx


A number of motorists who had to abandon their vehicles in the snow on Highway 280 outside of Birmingham, Ala. were able to find shelter in the storm thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A restaurant employees and the restaurant's owner, Mark Meadows.

Once the snow started accumulating, Meadows closed the restaurant and sent his staff home. But a few hours later, many of them returned – unable to get to their homes.

“Our store is about a mile and a half from the interstate and it took me two hours to get there,” manager Audrey Pitt said. “It was a parking lot as far as I could see.”

So Pitt left her car on the side of the interstate and joined a flock of bundled up drivers trudging through the snow.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxny.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; chickfila; weatherstorm

1 posted on 01/29/2014 10:02:40 AM PST by onyx
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To: petitfour; blam; Jemian

Here ya go, petitfour!

God bless Chick-fil-A.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 10:04:39 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

I wonder how the gay and lesbian stranded drivers could cope with the kindness and generosity offered? Perhaps they chose to freeze and suffer instead?


3 posted on 01/29/2014 10:07:15 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: onyx

This company is unbelievable.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 10:08:01 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: onyx

5 posted on 01/29/2014 10:09:30 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Starstruck

Indeed!


6 posted on 01/29/2014 10:12:27 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Well! I certainly hope that none of those arrogant liberals who gave so much grief to Chik-fil-a ate any of those meals when they were stranded in the snow. I mean, where are their principles? sarc/off


7 posted on 01/29/2014 10:12:41 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: JoeProBono
XOXOXOXO
8 posted on 01/29/2014 10:13:05 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

LOLOLOL.
Right.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 10:13:26 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: blackdog

leftist quandary freeze or not?


10 posted on 01/29/2014 10:13:52 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Starstruck
This company is unbelievable.

Chick-fil-A certainly is unbelievable, and that is because of the Cathy family. They know that their business has been blessed for one single purpose, which is to glorify God. The Cathys are a major target of those who hate their Creator, so we should pray for them - and pray especially that the third generation will remain faithful to Truett's and his children's vision and stewardship of Chick-fil-A.

11 posted on 01/29/2014 10:18:23 AM PST by Always A Marine
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To: GeronL

It was so cold here in MN on Sunday that they never opened...

;-)


12 posted on 01/29/2014 10:21:46 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

??? Chick Fil A is always closed on Sundays.


13 posted on 01/29/2014 10:23:45 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You musta missed my ;-)


14 posted on 01/29/2014 10:24:30 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yes I did miss that, sorry.

Kudos to Chick Fil A for helping their community during the storm.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 10:25:29 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Always A Marine
Chick-fil-A certainly is unbelievable, and that is because of the Cathy family. They know that their business has been blessed for one single purpose, which is to glorify God.

That is why even though I prefer another chain's chicken sandwich, I patronize Chick-fil-A every chance I get.

16 posted on 01/29/2014 10:28:55 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I’m just so happy that they built one a mile and a half from home! Kudos, indeed.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 10:29:01 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: Always A Marine

Can I make an observation?

We remember how the liberals squauked and created a meltdown uproar over homosexual marriage and the owners of Chick Fil A. My observation is that Chick Fil A has NOT been sued over allegations of discrimination against the LGBT peoples.

You know that at the time of the liberal uproar, that they were searching far and wide to find someone, anyone, who had been discriminated against by Chick Fil A. Yet they never found anyone who could claim discrimination.

Did anyone else ever notice that little fact? Chick Fil A complies with all laws regarding employment and public accomodation.

Idiots like that snarky Adam Smith, who made that confrontational you tube video, and claimed that the company had horrible values, were proven wrong. The liberals would never admit this, but it’s plain as day to the rest of us how wrong the liberals are, by their own criteria.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 10:31:34 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: onyx

A company that puts people above profit. Something that should have been applauded at last night’s Washington Borefest.
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(Oops, sorry, the owners are right-wing, gun-toting religious nuts who are probably racist homophobes. Never mind)


19 posted on 01/29/2014 10:31:50 AM PST by ssaftler (Obama speaking is like the Fat Lady warming up: "Me Me Me Me Meeee")
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To: ssaftler

YOU’RE PRECISELY RIGHT!!


20 posted on 01/29/2014 10:33:31 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Imagine the confusion of a stranded, freezing and hungry homosexual’s mind over whether or not to accept a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich.


21 posted on 01/29/2014 10:34:50 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: ssaftler
Sarah Palin on Twitter a few mins ago upon hearing about this great news story: Sarah Palin ‏@SarahPalinUSA · 6m The ONE time I wouldn't mind being stranded...!...
22 posted on 01/29/2014 10:35:33 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: onyx

Stranded?! By an inch of freakin snow? Wow. So much for all those Nascar drivers from the South. Where’s the Mad Skillz?


23 posted on 01/29/2014 10:35:43 AM PST by Wright Wing
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To: Dilbert San Diego

?? Chick Fil A is always closed on Sundays.

Yep and seems to ALWAYS be the time I want to go and have this huge craving. I have been making myself stop for dinner about twice a month for the family. Six meals is quite a bit but oh so worth it. The kids really love the stuff. They would eat it everyday and their Mother and I would be in the poor house. lol.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 10:35:46 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Wright Wing

Hey we had a dusting (Maryland) and the Naval Academy had a two-hour delay today. I was trilled....lol.


25 posted on 01/29/2014 10:37:22 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Rebelbase
Decisions, decisions...lol.
26 posted on 01/29/2014 10:37:28 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ssaftler

As Rahm Emmanuel said, Chick Fil A doesn’t reflect “Chicago values”.

Nothing this company ever does will be good enough to satisfy the liberals.


27 posted on 01/29/2014 10:38:48 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: onyx

Thank you!!!


28 posted on 01/29/2014 10:42:17 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Wright Wing

It isn’t snow! It is ICE!


29 posted on 01/29/2014 10:44:18 AM PST by petitfour
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To: onyx
A crisis of conscience use to be defined as a Scientologist with appendicitis, now it is a cold hungry liberal and a free chicken sandwich with a pickle on it.
30 posted on 01/29/2014 10:51:52 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: onyx
I had the privilege of performing at Chick-Fil-A headquarters in Atlanta in the mid-'80s. They fed us and gave us t-shirts. So I've been a fan for a while.

They're finally building one here, to open in March. I'm hoping to get some kind of part time gig there.

31 posted on 01/29/2014 10:56:51 AM PST by real saxophonist
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To: FReepers; petitfour; Black Agnes; KC_Lion
Sarah Palin and Todd Starnes shared a link.

The ONE time I wouldn't mind being stranded...!



Chick-fil-A gives free food to motorists stranded in Southern snowstorm

In Birmingham, Alabama, during a Southern snowstorm, stranded motorists were able to find shelter in the storm thanks to the kindness and generosity of a Chick-fil-A restaurant owned by Mark Meadows.


32 posted on 01/29/2014 11:03:30 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: real saxophonist

Great! We have one here in my small town.
I love their wonderful food!


33 posted on 01/29/2014 11:04:18 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

They probably asked the poor storm victims about their sexual preferences prior to offering sustanance! /s


34 posted on 01/29/2014 11:11:56 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: blackdog

No atheists in foxholes, dog........


35 posted on 01/29/2014 11:35:37 AM PST by onona (The entitlement army doesnÂ’t vote for candidates, they vote for gravy.)
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To: Always A Marine
The Cathys are a major target of those who hate their Creator, so we should pray for them

Pray for them? Can do! Buy their product? No thanks. I have nothing in particular against their chicken but detest all chicken equally.

36 posted on 01/29/2014 1:54:29 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: CSM

Chick-fil-A ROCKS!


37 posted on 01/29/2014 1:55:24 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
As Rahm Emmanuel said, Chick Fil A doesn’t reflect “Chicago values”.

Yeah, Rahm would've requested a "donation" to his re-election fund.

38 posted on 01/29/2014 1:59:15 PM PST by ssaftler (Obama speaking is like the Fat Lady warming up: "Me Me Me Me Meeee")
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To: ssaftler

You’re right!


39 posted on 01/29/2014 2:00:35 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
Excellent.

I saw a chart of the volume of Chic-Fil-A's business and it showed a spike up at the original incident ...now, it's leveled out again at a much higher level than before. The boycott has permanently increased their business, lol.

40 posted on 01/29/2014 4:39:29 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Thanks so much for telling me that the boycott permanently increased their business! Woo-Hoo!!

We have a Chick-fil-A in our small town and I must remember to go there more often, although it’s always busy!


41 posted on 01/29/2014 4:42:14 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Our local Chik-fil-A gives boxes with hundreds of free meal passes to kids during the Awana program kickoffs, and other church-related things, even Halloween treats for free meals. It is time-honored Christian attribute that you cannot out-give God. He blesses those give freely, from their hearts. The left cannot understand this, of course. God bless this company and prosper them far into the future!


42 posted on 01/29/2014 6:06:04 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery

Thank you for adding that wonderful information to this thread.

“God bless this company and prosper them far into the future!”

AMEN!


43 posted on 01/29/2014 6:08:01 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

KFC loses lead to Chick-fil-A

http://t.money.msn.com/top-stocks/chick-fil-a-steals-kfcs-chicken-crown


44 posted on 03/31/2014 1:30:10 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Wright Wing

“Where’s the Mad Skillz?”

Sitting on top of non-snow tires.


45 posted on 03/31/2014 1:31:47 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Salvation

Oh, thank you so much for pinging me and for providing that link.
Great news!
Praise God!


46 posted on 03/31/2014 1:50:28 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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