Picture this: You’re hungry and you pull up to your favorite restaurant, only to discover that it’s closed for renovations for a few months. Your stomach grumbles. Your chicken sandwich dreams begin to fade. That is, until you notice another restaurant beside it made from… shipping containers? That’s exactly what happened after the Newnan Dwarf House closed its little red door on March 24.
Change isn’t always easy. Sometimes it takes extraordinary circumstances that are out of our control to force us to rethink habits. On March 30, Atlanta came to a near standstill when a section of a major highway collapsed from a fire. In a city that’s synonymous with traffic, this could have devastated daily commutes.
Nick Saban: Legendary football coach. Five-time winner of the College Football National Title. Fan of the Chick-fil-A Cobb Salad. Earlier this week, the drive-thru team at the Chick-fil-A location in Northport, Ala., had a big surprise when the University of Alabama coach rolled up to get two Cobb Salads.
Think back on all the mornings in your life. Most were probably routine: The alarm went off, you woke up and got yourself – and maybe everyone else in your house – out the door. The next morning the alarm went off, and you did it all over again.
Atlanta is building a bridge to bring the city together again. From the men and women who will spend the next few weeks rebuilding the section of I-85 that collapsed after a fire on March 30th, to the friends and neighbors who will be waking up early to carpool – Atlanta is taking care of its neighbors.
Pamela Moncree does more in 24 hours than most of us can do in a week. When Moncree isn’t serving customers out of her Durham, N.C. Chick-fil-A, she’s running a tutoring program out of the restaurant for local elementary school students who need help with reading, math and science.
Growing up in Nigeria, against the backdrop of an unstable political climate, Adaobi Gwacham’s parents dreamt of a new life for their five children. “Nigeria was different and difficult, but it was all we knew. We made the best of it,” says Gwacham.