Chick-fil-A Honors U.S. Troops in a Surprising Way

July 20, 2017Jul 20, 2017

Chick-fil-A has always been known for their great customer service, Christian values, and tasty chicken. With more than 2,000 restaurant locations, the company often makes a significant impact. 

The company’s website includes the following motto:

“We should be about more than just selling chicken. We should be a part of our customers’ lives and the communities in which we serve.”

This week, Chick-fil-A lived out that statement and served their customers in a big way. When Army 1st Lt. Jessie Guajardo reached out to the Founders Square location in northern Texas, the company truly delivered. 

Lt. Guajardo had sent a direct message to Chick-fil-A, letting them know that the infamous Chick-fil-A sauces would go a long way on their base in Iraq. The troops often eat Army-issued chicken, and Lt. Guajardo knew that a delicious sauce would help. 

In a Facebook post over the weekend, Lt. Guajardo wrote, “I am currently deployed in Iraq where the food can become unappetizing very quickly…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.”

Two weeks after he sent the request, Lt. Guajardo and his fellow troops received a surprise in the mail: 2 full cases of sauce- one with Chick-fil-A and the other with barbecue sauce. 


Lt. Guajardo wrote, “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!”

This is just another reason to respect Chick-fil-A. It is also a good reminder to continue to pray for our troops! If you want to hear another inspiring story about Chick-fil-A, read here about what an employee recently did for a homeless man outside of the restaurant.