Let’s talk about something wholesome and uplifting for a change.
Let’s talk about… Chick-fil-A!
There’s a Yahoo article today that I found quite fascinating. It’s titled: “How Chick-fil-A Hires: The Christian Way.”
Attention-grabbing, right? So too are the following facts gleaned from the article…
· It costs $5,000 to become a franchise operator. In comparison, it costs $1.9 million to get in on KFC.
· Franchise operation applicants have to go through a year-long vetting process before being approved.
· Chick-fil-A discriminates in favor of married couples when it comes to that application process.
· You have to not only display a commitment to the company and its mission statement of glorifying “God by being a faith steward of all that is entrusted to us,” but also a dedication to “wholesome values.”
So where does all of that get Chick-fil-A? According to the Yahoo article:
“Chick-fil-A’s hiring practices have been met with opposition, as the company has been sued at least 12 times on charges of employment discrimination, according to Forbes. And yet that has done little to stop the company from becoming the most successful fast food restaurant in America on a per-store basis.
“The average Chick-fil-A store produced $2.7 million in revenue in 2010, which was $300,000 more than a second-place McDonald’s, according to www.ajc.com. And turnover at Chick-fil-A stores for both franchise operators and hourly workers are both far below industry averages, according to Forbes.
“One quick note, unlike many fast food chains, Chick-fil-A owns all of it stores and has franchise operators instead of owners. The setup seems to be mutually beneficial, as the average Chick-fil-A franchise operator makes $190,000 a year, more than most franchise owners, according to www.ajc.com.”
With all of that information, it’s kinda difficult to come to any conclusion but the following one: Conservative Christian values are not only a viable business model but a superior one.
It makes me wonder what we could accomplish if the American people put our politicians through the same rigorous testing process.