“I see no conflict whatsoever between Christianity and good business practices. People say you can’t mix business with religion. I say there’s no other way” S Truett Cathy
S Truett Cathy was the founder and chairman of Chick-fil-A, the second-largest chicken quick-service restaurant chain in the US, based on annual sales.
Cathy was also a man of faith which he reflected in many of his guiding principles and policies, starting with Chick-fil-A’s corporate purpose statement, which begins, “to glorify God by being a faithful steward to all that is entrusted to us.”
He also advised business people to “put principles and people ahead of profits” and to “invite God to be involved in every decision.”
He encouraged his restaurant operators to give back to their communities by supporting local schools, hospitals, and little leagues.
Cathy is best known, however, for the policy of closing on Sundays, sacrificing potential profits to take a day of rest and honor God.
“People appreciate you being consistent with your faith,” Cathy told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2006. “It’s a silent witness to the Lord when people go into shopping malls, and everyone is bustling, and you see that Chick-fil-A is closed.”
(Source: CBN News)
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