A restaurant that has a corporate mission to “glorify God” is officially the third-largest restaurant in the United States.
Chick-fil-A climbed from No. 7 to No. 3 in the latest rankings by the Nation’s Restaurant News (NRN) analysis after it had $10.46 billion in total sales in 2018, trailing only behind No. 1 McDonald’s ($38.52 billion) and No. 2 Starbucks ($20.49 billion). Chick-fil-A passed Subway to take the third spot.
NRN released the chart Monday.
It was the fifth straight year for Chick-fil-A to post a double-digit sales gain, NRN reported. Chick-fil-A grew by 16.7 percent in 2018.
“Despite being closed on Sundays, Chick-fil-A’s Estimated Sales Per Unit hit $4.6 million, up 9.6% from $4.2 million in the Preceding Year,” NRN said.
The company was founded by Truett Cathy, a Christian businessman who incorporated his faith into the company’s practices. Cathy closed the restaurant on Sundays.
“Having worked seven days a week in restaurants open 24 hours, Truett saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose – a practice we uphold today,” the company’s website says.
The company’s official corporate purpose is “to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A.”
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Source: Christian Headlines