30 Days of Thankfulness: Chick-fil-A Employees


I have always loved eating at Chick-fil-A. I mean, their food is delicious and manages to hit just the right spot. Sometimes, particularly when I ignore the nutrition information on the back of my Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing, I even feel like I’m eating a healthy meal.

But it’s not really the food that keeps me coming back. It’s the people.

In the embarrassing number of times I have frequented a Chick-fil-A, I have never once come across a disgruntled employee. They always pleasantly smile and say, “My pleasure,” when you thank them. They really do seem to enjoy their jobs.

I noticed these things before I had children, but now that I am a mom, Chick-fil-A’s service seriously blows me out of the water.

This child LOVES the cow at Chick-fil-A!

When I’m with a group of friends and our children, we naturally choose to eat at a Chick-fil-A. Why?

  • When I order, they tell me they will bring me my food. I’m not sure if this is for the customer’s convenience or their own, as I’m sure I would dump my tray of food all over the place while I navigate to a table with two toddlers. Either way, it is a blessing.
  • When I’m looking for a table, someone usually comes by to help me find a space that’s just right.
  • Chick-fil-A employees frequently offer to find me a high chair, placemat, hand wipes, or anything else I could possibly need while eating at the establishment.
  • When I’m ready to go, I’ve often had my drink refilled and my trash taken up for me.

With the stellar service, and all the fresh flowers, eating at Chick-fil-A basically becomes a little vacation in the middle of my day.

Enjoying the fresh flowers at Chick-fil-A.

Throughout the years I’ve known quite a few people who have worked at a Chick-fil-A. If you are one of those people, thank you. Thank you for doing your job and for doing it well. I know you see more than your fair share of messy little ones, but please know that moms dearly love all of your efforts to help us have a pleasant dining experience.

You guys rock.