Saturday, December 5, 2009

Could they all be wrong?!

And the answer is yes, yes they are.
Who is wrong? The Mormon community
What are they wrong about? Well that's simple, the founder of Chick-fil-a is not, I repeat NOT a Mormon.
Are you shocked? I was. I grew up with the folklore of Chick-fil-a being founded by a Mormon. I mean it had to be, they are closed on Sundays you know. This belief amongst Mormons goes so deep that my local Chick-fil-a is often overrun by the missionaries who are there supporting a "Mormon Chain". But it turns out that the founder is actually a Southern Baptist. And ironically enough, Southern Baptists don't really like the Mormons (I mean generally speaking, not individually).

Jason got all this information from a patient of his who works for Chick-fil-a, and grew up in the town of Georgia where the restaurant was founded. She is VERY passionate about setting everyone straight. We double checked it on Wiki, and she is correct. Here's the link.

So now you know, and knowing is half the battle!!!


Anonymous said...

I guess I missed this rumor. I never thought it was a Mormon run chain, basically because, up until a handful of years ago, it wasn't even in Utah. And I guess I figured they'd be showing "Liken the Scriptures" videos instead of annoying Veggie tales;) Now I'm hungry for a chicken sandwich!

Becky said...

You are too funny! I never thought that it was ran by Mormons. I guess people may assume that because its closed on Sundays but I always knew that the founder was Baptist.

amanda said...

I've never heard that rumor either.

We Mormons aren't the only ones who liked things closed on Sunday. I live in the south- and there are a lot of places that close on Sunday.

That's funny.

Lisa said...

I'm not sure if I thought it was owned by Mormons, but I sure don't have any problem supporting a store that's closed on Sundays. Good for the Baptists!

Chantal said...

I never thought it was a Mormon owned chain either. I like them because they sell a very healthy chicken sandwich that is still tasty.