Imagine going into work like you would on any other day. Then, you are surprised with the news that your employer is helping you get one step closer to fulfilling your educational dreams.
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Do you remember your first Chick-fil-A? Watch as these five people – including a vegetarian – try the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich for the first time.
Whether blitzing or dropping back into pass coverage, it’s that versatility and teamwork that former All-American Dat Tan Nguyen longed for after retiring with 516 tackles from the Dallas Cowboys. For Lynnae Schneller, living more than 2,000 miles from the Dallas plains in Seattle, the reality-TV contestant found she was in a pickle—spending more time behind the desk than with the customers she loved. She too was looking for something more.
Surrounded by glass on the fifth floor of Chick-fil-A’s Atlanta-based headquarters is “The Pulse,” the company’s social media control center. A wall-size monitor displays real-time comments from Facebook, Twitter and other social channels about the company’s food, restaurants and customer service. In the aggregate, these tell Chick-fil-A’s employees whether the brand and its food is being showered with praise, criticized, or worse — ignored.
It was 1965 when Truett Cathy came home with his restaurant’s latest menu offering: a piece of fried chicken breast tucked between two buttered buns. His son, Dan Cathy, remembers the moment well as a 12-year-old boy. Though he didn’t realize it at the time, his father’s new sandwich would change not only Dan’s life but the trajectory of his family’s business and the fast-food industry as a whole.
Truett Cathy surprised everyone in 1964 by putting fried chicken on a buttered bun when everyone else was making burgers. Three years later he surprised them again by putting his first Chick-fil-A restaurant in a shopping mall.