Chick-Fil-A opens on Sunday to support Orlando victims

Chick-Fil-A opens on Sunday to support Orlando victims

FOX19 - Conservative fast food chain Chick-Fil-A allowed some employees in Orlando, FL work on Sunday to prepare food for first responders and people donating blood for victims.

Workers also gave free food to law enforcement officials who had responded to the shooting.

The Lee Vista restaurant which itself was not open, is a 20-minute drive from the Pulse nightclub.

Throughout its 70-year history, Chick-Fil-A has maintained a policy of staying closed on Sunday.

Founder Truett Cathy made that decision so employees could spend time with family and friends and worship if they wanted.

Many say the food donations are another sign of how far the company has come in re-crafting its image of after CEO Dan Cathy spoke out against gay marriage which led to protests at Chick-Fil-A restaurants.

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