The day to day lives of the U.S. soldiers in Iraq just got a little bit better thanks to Chik-fil-A. The famous chicken-based restaurant chain just did something amazing for the men and women on the front lines.
Recently, Army 1st Lt. Jessie Guajardo sent a message to the Chick-fil-A Facebook page. In his message, Guajardo explained how much of a difference Chick-fil-A sauces would make on the Army-issued chicken the troops are currently eating.
“Soldiers and I were thinking of how we could make the chicken more edible. Ordering bottles of sauce is mostly out of the question because of refrigeration after opening, etc.... It was then that we thought of Chick Fil A individually packaged sauces. I took a shot in the dark and sent a Facebook message to the Chick Fil A Facebook page with a request,” he wrote in his post.
“Fast forward 2 weeks later to today (chicken tender day again), and I saw that I had some mail. We had 2 entire cases of sauces sent to us! After I brought the cases into a common area, everyone was ecstatic to see the appetizing sauces. I can't thank Chick Fil A enough for this seemingly small gesture that single-handedly picked up the spirits of so many people. Thank you Chick Fil A!” wrote the soldier.
Chick-fil-A also took to social media to thank the soldier for his service and for his business. For anyone who is a fan of Chick-fil-A, they can only imagine how excited these soldiers got!
“Thank you for your service, Jessie Guajardo and for taking the time to write such kind words about your local Chick-fil-A,” the restaurant wrote on Facebook. “We hope you and your fellow soldiers enjoy the sauces and we look forward to your return home.”
Funny enough, the sauces were apparently delivered on “chicken tender day” in the Army cafeteria. Is that amazing or what?!
So, what do you think about this? Are you proud that Chick-fil-A took time and energy to honor our American heroes? Let us know in the comments section of our Facebook page!