Chick-fil-A Will Also Be Closed On Saturdays To Honor The Sabbath Jesus Observed
Chick-fil-A (CFA) is famously closed on Sundays in order to honor the primary day of public worship for Christians. This is a welcome tradition for those who won at CFA, but a source of frustration to patrons who get their CFA cravings on Sunday afternoon. The frustration is about to double as CFA announces it will now be closed on Saturdays as well as Sundays in order to honor the real sabbath practiced by Moses, David, Jesus, and the early church.
“It has been in the works for a while,” explains Joe Rogers, Religious Liaison for CFA. “Obviously our company was started by church-going gentiles. So we recognize Sunday as a special day, and build our business around that appropriately. But Christianity was born out of Judaism. God set aside the sixth day of the week as sacred a long time before we figured out how to fry chickens. We have many Jewish patrons. We also have many customers who are Seventh-Day Adventists. It is 2019. We figured it was time to be a little more inclusive when it comes to days that we are closed. At the end of the day, we had to ask, ‘What would Jesus do?’ Well, He obviously wouldn’t buy a number one combo on Saturday.”
The extra day off is being praised by Zaxby’s and KFC. “We aren’t particularly religious,” says Lucy Fairlight, Marketing Director for KFC. “But we are for anything that closes down the economic juggernaut that is CFA and gives us a chance to make some of that money. We are currently looking to see if any religions hold weekdays sacred. If we find them, we will be contacting CFA headquarters immediately… for the sake of inclusion, of course.”