When Abram Waller was a boy, his father, Don Moon, sometimes picked him up from school with cuts on his hands. These were markings from his job as a mechanic. When Waller inquired about the cuts, his soft-spoken father gently smiled and said, “I work hard for my family.”
A room of 30 high school students watches a video explaining how to lead by serving others. This sparks a classroom discussion where students share stories about times when they have experienced the power of giving back. The class then brainstorms some ways they can give back to their community right now.
When you step foot in a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in the future, it may look and feel similar to other restaurants but behind the scenes, the design and construction process is now much more advanced and sustainable — with a big advantage being the reduction of waste during the construction process.
Last Saturday, Mark Silcox arrived to his first day on the job. He donned his red Chick-fil-A uniform, affixed his nametag and secured a microphone on his collar. For the most part, he looked like every other Team Member at the Sylvania & Talmadge Chick-fil-A in Toledo, Ohio, but one thing made him stick out. Mark is 5 years old.
For his first home football game, Columbia, S.C., student Terence Frechette needed to arrive to school that morning wearing a dress shirt and tie. One problem: Terence didn’t know how to tie a tie. It’s a skill his father would have taught him, but he was currently deployed.
Every day in Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country, Team Members prepare and serve thousands of pounds of food – Chicken Sandwiches, Salads, Chick-fil-A® Nuggets and more – to guests. In preparing these food items, Team Members seek to ensure a minimal amount of food goes to waste. But, when there is surplus food, Chick-fil-A restaurants have the opportunity to donate to those in need through the Chick-fil-A Shared Table program.
Every journey has a beginning. There is a central point of origin that not only points the way forward, but also answers the questions of why it began. For the past five years, Chick-fil-A has been on its own, unique journey, pursuing an intentional path toward an improved chicken supply. And it began where all menu initiatives typically do for Chick-fil-A – with the company’s customers.