Why Did Chick-fil-A Make the Highly Rare Decision to Open on a Sunday?

Why Did Chick-fil-A Make the Highly Rare Decision to Open on a Sunday?

Fried chicken provided some comfort to a lot of people in a pinch.

By Tamara Palmer

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest in the world. And when a power outage on Sunday forced flight cancellations that left thousands of travelers stranded, there was a sudden need for some serious comfort food on a massive scale.

That's why Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed called on Chick-fil-A, which is always closed on Sundays, at about 10 p.m. to request help in feeding people stuck at the airport, and the fast food chain "immediately mobilized" and distributed more than 5,000 meals, according to Business Insider.

"It has been a very difficult day for thousands of travelers," company spokesperson Amanda Hannah told the publication. "And while Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sunday, our restaurants open occasionally to serve communities in need. We do not make a profit but do what we can to offer comfort to people experiencing hardship."

On the subject of surprising facts pertaining to Atlanta's airport and fried chicken, you should also know that the facility has also been home to Ludacris' Chicken + Beer restaurant for the last year.

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