It’s the middle of the afternoon – two hours until dinnertime – and Chef Howard Agnew and his team are focused on meal prep. They’re chopping the chicken, dicing the vegetables and stirring the sauce. Tonight’s menu is orange sesame chicken and Agnew is expecting hundreds of guests.
They greeted in the park as if they were old friends: The two moms, Leah Carroll and Emily Geyer, embraced. Geyer’s three children — Crawford, Lawson and Eve — arrived swinging colorfully packaged gifts for Carroll’s 4-year-old son with special needs, Malachi. Even though that sunny playdate in early June was only their second encounter, it was clear the families had already made a lasting impression on one another.
Paul Rosser has been with Chick-fil-A for nearly half his life. He started out as a team member during high school, continued through college (University of Tennessee - Go Vols!), and has been with the company ever since.
The animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals is releasing an investigation today regarding the treatment of chickens at a farm in Puckett, Mississippi, and a poultry slaughterhouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee.