Statement from Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is family owned and family led company serving the communities in which it operates. From the due Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically based principals to managing his business. For example, we believe that closing on Sundays, operating debt-free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities are what makes us as stronger company and Chick-fil-A family.

The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and response – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in over 1,600 restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.

Our mission is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.