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Chick-fil-A comes to the rescue … on a Sunday

Yep, Chick-fil-A broke its iconic rule this week.

After a fire caused a power outage throughout Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, thousands of people were stranded for nearly eight hours both in the airport and on airplanes on the tarmac. Simple necessities like toilets and water fountains were also inoperable.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed reached out to Chick-fil-A to see if it could help with some emergency meals for the stranded passengers and officials. "The mayor called about 10 p.m. and asked for assistance," Chick-fil-A said in a statement to USA Today. "We immediately mobilized staff and team members who live and work near the airport, and they are making sandwiches and delivering them to the EOC (emergency operations center)."


Chick-fil-A’s CEO Dan Cathy and airport officials helped hand out over 2,000 meals and water bottles. While it’s unfortunate that this happened at one of the busiest airports in the middle of the holiday season, some are calling Chick-fil-A's generosity a Christmas miracle. 

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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.