Why Chick-Fil-A proves being Christian is Good for Business

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Haven’t you Heard? The Bird is the Word!

The Trashmen…you know ‘em. That great band of the Vietnam era who cranked out the one song that no matter how hard you tried, you just couldn’t get it out of your head? Little did they know that there would be some social truth in their song, it being, if you haven’t heard, the bird is the word!

Recently, people have been in an uproar, on the Internet and social sites,both in protest and in support of a resounding corporate ethos made by Chick-fil-A’s president and CEO, Dan Cathy to Baptist Press and the Ken Coleman Show.

When it comes to supporting traditional marriage Cathy replied, “Guilty as charged” and warned that gay marriage is “Inviting God’s judgment on our Nation.” Cathy went on to say: “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage’, I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about.”

“We don’t claim to be a Christian business”, Cathy went on to tell Baptist Press. “But as an organization we can operate on biblical principles, so that is what we claim to be. [Chick-fil-A] is based on biblical principle; asking God and pleading with God to give us wisdom on decisions we make about people and the programs and partnerships we have. And He has blessed us.”

Let’s look at this for a moment. Can a business operate on Biblical principles and still be profitable?

If you’re like me, you leave church on Sunday hungry. The wife and kids could be a little cranky because, well, they’re hungry too. As you survey the landscape of restaurants you inexplicably notice that Chick-fil-A is closed and you let out an, ‘if only’ sigh; knowing that you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow to get that spicy chicken sandwich.

In continuing with its trend of strong sales performance, Chick-fil-A announced that it exceeded $4 billion in annual sales in 2011. This was a record for the Atlanta-based chain, representing a 13.08% increase over its 2010 sales performance. The company also generated a healthy 7% same-store sales increase and marked the 44th consecutive year of sales growth since the company began in 1967.

Chick-fil-A operates more than 1600 stores in its chain, all of which close on Sunday in order to; ‘give its employees a day for family, worship, fellowship or rest’, according to Chick-fil-A’s website. Closing on Sunday costs Chick-fil-A an estimated $700,000,000 in sales a year or a conservative $210,000,000 in profits. Yet, Chick-fil-A remains the second largest quick-service restaurant chain in the nation based on annual sales, operating at an average of $2,500,000 in sales per unit.

Contrast Chick-fil-A’s sales figures with the largest of all fast-food restaurants, McDonald’s, which currently operates 34,000 stores, totaling $27,000,000,000 in sales, or $800,000 per unit. Chick-fil-A manages a three-fold increase in per store sales over McDonald’s, and they’re closed on one of the busiest days in fast food sales.

Obviously the answer to our previous question is yes. A business can not only operate on Biblical principles and make a profit; it can operate on Biblical principles and make more money than its secular counterpart.

In all things we do, we should do them with strategic Biblical precepts. God has dominion over all things, including our businesses. In light of this, shouldn’t we consider His principles over any humanist or secular agenda disguised as ‘equality’?

As for me and my house, we will continue to dine at Chick-fil-A, because, the bird is right…the bird has spoken the Word.

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  2. Countthecost says:

    They are honoring God’s law.  He is going to bless them!  Praise God for Chick Fil A!!!!!

  3. Ronnie D says:

    Amen Brotha!! God Bless em

  4. Pup says:

    And the food is good.

    • dlove67 says:

       That’s probably the reason the business has succeeded. I doubt it really has much to do with their beliefs at all. (Considering most other restaurants claim no religious ties and do just fine)

  5. Dick_fil_a says:

    I love how everyone takes the written down craziness of some idiots 2000 years ago as god’s word.  We need to check the bible’s footnotes…oh shit there aren’t any, before we start governing our lives by anything other than the golden rule.  I award no points to Chik fil a and may a loving and forgiving god have mercy on their closed minded souls.  I’ll be continuing my boycott.  Keep your stupid opinions to yourself and cook your chicken.

    • Forgiven says:

      U truly are a very sick and perverted male (notice I said male and not a man) A real man would never conudct himself in the manner that you do. Homosexuals are going to bust hell wide open. U need to read romans Chapter 1 verses 18 through 32. Grow-up and ask God to forgive you of your vile and wretched sins !!Mr. Bama

      • speak freely says:

        Matthew 7

      • Neil Sarazin says:

        He who is without sin cast the first stone. We are to love people into the Kingdom of God. As St. Francis said, “Preach the Gospel at all times and use words if necessary.”

  6. texvet61 says:

    I agree with you “DICK” keep your stupid opinions to yourself. you and your gay friends… I will take my Lords word any day over a nothing believing athiest. we will see when you people ruin this country and the fight begins and your crying “I DON’T WANT TO DIE” after being gut shot, who you pray to, I have seen the biggest baddest men cower in tears when faced with death. It’s amazing how fast they believe in Christ.

  7. Sherry Billy says:

    I love Chicks-Fil-A and I will continue to take my business to them, yes I do agree, in any situation you put God first and you will surely be bless with prosperity. I know God is greater than men, this is his foot stool that we live on, who are we to make our own laws, who are we to ignore his teachings, I stand with you, you will truly be blessed.

  8. eat up fatties says:

    probably never catch any gays or lesbians eating that crap. eat up holy people!

    • suechurch says:

      “It is not what enters one’s mouth that defiles that person; but what comes out of the mouth is what defiles one.  The things that come out of the mouth come from the heart , and they defile.  For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, unchastity, theft, false witness, blasphemy.  These are what defile a person” – Jesus to His disciples, Matthew 15:11,17-20  

  9. Al says:

    I for one find homosexuality an abomination, a perversion and a sick life style. I feel that I am not alone. RESPECT MY OPINION.

  10. Chris P says:

    So now we know it to be a gathering place for homophobes and misogynists.  Nice.  So much for equality in America.  The only threat to “God’s Holy Union” is you people getting divorces in droves – not gays trying to get married.   Sally Ride, a great example to humanity, dies of pancreatic cancer and her partner gets no survivor benefits because of heartless jerks like you lot.