Local Chicken Chain Provides Deals to Students

Dallin Hawkins

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Local Chicken Chain Provides Deals to Students

Dallin Hawkins, Student Life Specialist

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On September 8th of last year, a new Chick-fil-A location had their grand opening at Station Park in Farmington, Utah. The Station Park location’s Restaurant Operator, Seth Poor, developed a dream to someday own a Chick-fil-A location.

 

“I was a fan of Chick-fil-A. But it wasn’t until years later that I started to get the idea that ‘ya know, I would like to do this someday,” Poor said.

 

Prior to opening his own franchise, Poor frequently got breakfast at a Chick-fil-A that was located between where he and his wife worked.

 

“We loved the experience, loved the food, loved the fact that they close on Sundays. That resonates with us and our beliefs,” Poor said. “And we loved the service model that Chick-fil-A represents. And so we got it in our mind that someday we will own our own Chick-fil-A.”

 

It is corporate policy to not open any Chick-fil-A on Sunday. The Station Park Chick-fil-A Marketing Director, Abbigale Winslow, has had personal experience with explaining this policy.

 

“It’s not going anywhere,” Winslow said. “A lot of people always tease us and say, ‘Oh I want my nuggets on Sunday’ but it’s not going to happen anytime soon.”

 

Chick-fil-A sets the bar for businesses that are willing to take a moral stand and keep standing even after a social upheaval in protesting over their opinions on gay marriage and not operating their locations on Sunday.
“To be able to be closed one day of the week to give my team and my equipment a chance to rest… it’s crucial,” Poor said. “It’s one day that I know I don’t have to worry about my business. I can focus on my family and not even sweat the things that are going on here.”

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