The largest fast-food restaurant in the United States has done a controversial thing as devout Christians. They are a devout Christian family working hard to expand their restaurants’ chain. There are 2,773 locations all around the country. Texas alone hosts about 450 restaurants across the state.
A Christian can show his love and commitment to God in so many ways. But what the owners of Chick-fil have done raises eyebrows among Christians around the world.
The family (Trudy Cathy White, the daughter of Chick-fil-A’s founder S. Truett Cathy and his wife, Jeannette), who runs this largest fast-food company are Christians. And as they prepare to open a new branch in Marshall, Texas, they buried a Bible before the first concrete was poured into the foundation.
Owners of the company, David and Holley Snow said they wanted to demonstrate their faith in God and so decided to bury a Bible in the concrete.
This is how they demonstrated their faith as Christians who run the biggest fast food restaurant in America. According to their explanation, they took that first step to honor their Creator.
This seems to remind everyone that God comes first in everything. However, this act has received a lot of criticism from other faithful believers.
In a Facebook post:
“When the first concrete was poured on the restaurant site, it was important to us that a Bible be laid into the foundation of Chick-fil-A Marshall. We opened the Bible to Joshua 1:9 — a verse that has stuck with our operator and his family through all their endeavors. ‘Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go,'” read a post on the franchise’s Facebook page before it was taken down.
The background of the family is centered on Christianity. They have a strong faith that has been passed down from their grandparents to them. So the legacy continues… And they are proud of how God has been their hope ad everything.
According to sources; They honor God by closing on Sundays. Just like how God rested in a day out of the 7 working days.
The owners base their services on the word of God. Because they believe the success they have achieved so far is because of Him. In their explanation, off duties on Sundays also help their workers to rest and have time for their personal lives.
The Christian Post reported that Trudy Cathy White, the daughter of Chick-fil-A’s founder S. Truett Cathy and his wife, Jeannette, shared how the faith and quiet strength of her mother contributed to the massive success of the fast-food restaurant.
The company’s dedication to prayer and biblical principles, she said, is largely due to Jeannette’s influence. She described her mother as having a simple, yet powerful motto she lived by: “You can with God.”
“My mother was a prayer warrior,” White said. “A big part of our culture at Chick-fil-A is to pray for one another, and that is the influence of my mother that has permeated the restaurant culture. She, like my father, believed good business practices are a result of good biblical principles, and we can apply those biblical principles to the practices that we have in business. She believed that God really has the formula for success in life.”
“The goal of our restaurants is to be a faithful steward of what’s been entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A,” she continued. “So much of this stemmed from mom’s intimate walk with the Lord. She would constantly challenge us to make sure that we were stewarding well what God’s entrusted to us.”
As they boldly declare their Christian faith in almost everything they do within the company, this very step of burying a Holy Bible has been criticized by other Christians.
They are asking why should they hurry(hide) it in the concrete instead of displaying it in a vantage point within the restaurant for everyone to see? It sounds a little wired to many.
In all, the idea sounds perfect. But the act is questionable. What do you think?