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Chick-Fil-A Shocked The World Again When It Closed For A Valiant Reason You’d Never Guess
The Freedom Press ^ | 6/16/14

Posted on 06/19/2014 11:15:05 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

People either love Chick-Fil-A or hate it ever since the company’s president, Dan Cathy, espoused his religious beliefs regarding same-sex marriage. But love-it-or-hate-it, Chick-Fil-A seems to consistently go well-above the call of duty for good, upstanding Americans and the communities surrounding each restaurant.

The town of Griffin, Georgia was mourning the loss of Police Officer Kevin Jordan who was killed in the line of duty. According to Mad World News, Jordan was shot five times in the back while trying to make an arrest at a local Waffle House. He was an Army veteran, a dedicated member of the police force, and a father of seven children. police-officer-kevin-jordan-griffin-police

As officers from around the state of Georgia joined local residents last Monday to pay their respects to Jordan, Chick-Fil-A honored the serviceman in a unique way: the local Griffin Dwarf House location placed a notification at their drive-thru window informing local customers that as a sign of respect for the fallen the restaurant would not be serving during the time Jordan’s funeral precession was passing the restaurant.

Though seemingly small, it was a gesture that Chick-Fil-A took to show the community, Jordan’s family, and the world that people are what truly matter. It’s one more reason we continue to fall in love with Chick-Fil-A all over again.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: chickfila; officerdown; tribute
The Kathy family showing that their Christian-based faith is way more than just supporting traditional marriage. Living by example.
1 posted on 06/19/2014 11:15:05 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

And the liberal’s hate him why? ...: )


2 posted on 06/19/2014 11:16:27 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Impala64ssa
Great outfit. All three of my daughters got their first job in high school at Chick-Fil-A. There was only one in town then. We have three now.

It is still a favorite place to eat whenever they come here or we go visiting grandbabies there.

3 posted on 06/19/2014 11:18:01 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: jsanders2001

Because they’re liberals.....and liberals hate anything and anyone they don’t understand.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 11:23:01 AM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: Impala64ssa
It's "little" things such as this that establish a brand and undying customer loyalty. It should be surprising that more businesses don't think of it.

I told a bartender at my pub that my father passed away, and later the owner came down and told her that everything is on the house. I was so shocked that I drank fewer beers than usual, and he and his staff made double back in Christmas gifts.

5 posted on 06/19/2014 11:23:46 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Impala64ssa
While I like the Kathy family and what they stand for in their business practices, Chick-Fil-As are franchises.

This decision was likely done by the local franchisee. I bet he had support from the corporation, though.

6 posted on 06/19/2014 11:27:22 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Impala64ssa
The Kathy family showing that their Christian-based faith is way more than just supporting traditional marriage.

With all due respect, I believe this has more to do with old-fashioned respect for those people that serve and protect us, than with any religious traditions. It's a shame that my generation (Baby-Boomers) has made this simple show of respect into an aberration in 21st Century United States.

7 posted on 06/19/2014 11:28:02 AM PDT by ssaftler (I am both ashamed and afraid of my government, Federal AND State. Local not far behind...)
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To: 1rudeboy

There’s a lot of good people still.

We here and see so much crap and insanity everyday, that we sometimes lose sight of how much good there really is.

Very Sorry to hear about the loss of your Papa. That’s a very difficult thing. Lost mine when I was 15, and not a day goes by I don’t think about him.


8 posted on 06/19/2014 11:28:24 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: jsanders2001

‘cuz he’s a Christian.

Next question?


9 posted on 06/19/2014 11:28:26 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 5thGenTexan

The corp website and wiki say their retail locations are 100% company owned.

Can you provide a link about the franchises?

I’ve looked into getting one and was told their business model is different.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 11:29:53 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Impala64ssa
"And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching." Titus 2:7
11 posted on 06/19/2014 11:30:42 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: nascarnation
http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Company/Franchise-Opportunity
12 posted on 06/19/2014 11:39:17 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: ssaftler

Good point, I’m sure respect for LEO’s who try to do their best at a tough job played a role in this, you’re absolutely right, it seems there’s not much to be proud of being a “boomer” myself.


13 posted on 06/19/2014 11:40:31 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: jsanders2001

And the liberal’s hate him why? ...: )

Because he is a good man. Liberal hate anyone who is not as evil as they are.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 11:43:41 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Impala64ssa


15 posted on 06/19/2014 11:47:50 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: nascarnation

The corp website and wiki say their retail locations are 100% company owned.

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http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Company/Careers-Franchise-Opportunity

What corporate site were you looking at? This one certainly suggests that it is a franchise deal.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 11:50:48 AM PDT by dmz
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Hezekiah Jordan, son of fallen Griffin


17 posted on 06/19/2014 11:51:38 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Impala64ssa

18 posted on 06/19/2014 11:52:58 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: 230FMJ

I hope they come to the People’s Soviet of Washington State some time soon, the Snohomish Oblast, especially.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 11:55:48 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: 5thGenTexan
This decision was likely done by the local franchisee. I bet he had support from the corporation, though.

What I gather is that the corporate culture permeates.

20 posted on 06/19/2014 11:56:50 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Micheal Bowman has been charged with the murder of officer Kevin Jordan

A police officer, ex-marine, and father of seven was shot and killed outside a Waffle House on Saturday morning where he was working an off-duty security job.

The tragic shooting occurred at the Waffle House at 1702 North Expressway in Griffin, Georgia at 2:20am on Saturday morning.

Officer Kevin Jordan was working security when a woman named Chantell Mixon, 28, and two men named Michael Bowman, 30, and Tyler Taylor, 23, allegedly started fighting.

Police spokesman Mike Richardson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Jordan asked the suspects to go outside and that after leaving the building they became violent when when Jordan tried to handcuff Chantell Mixon.

As Jordan was trying to restrain Mixon on the ground, suspect Micheal Bowman allegedly shot Jordan three times in the back.

The injured officer's brother Raymond Jordan was also allegedly in the parking lot when the shooting occurred, as he was visiting his brother at the restaurant.

Jordan saw his brother get shot so he then pulled out a gun and allegedly shot Bowman in retaliation. Raymond Jordan is a civilian who has a valid Georgia gun permit.

Bowman is in critical condition and being treated ay Atlanta Medical Center.

Press Here


21 posted on 06/19/2014 12:00:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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I know some SCUM just like this...

They are good for absolutely nothing.

Chantell (left), Tyler (center), and Bowman (right) all face charges for the murder of officer Kevin Jordan

22 posted on 06/19/2014 12:02:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 5thGenTexan
"While I like the Kathy family and what they stand for in their business practices, Chick-Fil-As are franchises.

This decision was likely done by the local franchisee. I bet he had support from the corporation, though.

Several years ago I met and spoke with one of Chick-fil- A's franchisees. He told me that he had purchased his franchise for $5000. Most franchises are closer to $500,000 +. He said that Chick fil A had a franchisee plan to help people, like him, become owners.

The requirements were a college degree, Chick-fil-A experience, community service, and good references from teachers, churches, neighbors. He said Chick-fil-A was wonderful to him and his family and would be forever grateful.

23 posted on 06/19/2014 12:12:16 PM PDT by Amntn
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To: dmz

It’s not a regular franchise like the other competitors.
They (CFA Corporate) owns the business, the real estate, etc, you are called a “franchise” but basically an employee. To get the “franchise” you are prevented from having any other active business ventures, also.

Nothing wrong with that, it just wouldn’t be as profitable for the “franchisee”. They are a successful and ethical operation.


24 posted on 06/19/2014 12:29:20 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

“Can you provide a link about the franchises?”

chic fil a .com


25 posted on 06/19/2014 12:33:29 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: TexasGator

View my post at #24.

What they call a “franchisee” is really a general manager.
Nothing wrong with that, it’s just a different business model than other restaurants use, and obviously a good one.

If they ever went public I’d buy the stock for sure.


26 posted on 06/19/2014 12:37:18 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: 5thGenTexan

The Dwarf House is the original store... likely owned by corporate or the family.


27 posted on 06/19/2014 1:02:11 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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