Matthew 6:24 NCV “No one can serve two masters. The person will hate one master and love the other, or will follow one master and refuse to follow the other. You cannot serve both God and worldly riches.
The number one chicken franchise in the United States is no longer KFC.
The yearly reports of the “chicken quick service restaurant segment” show that Chick-Fil-A has surpassed KFC for total sales in the United States. Chick-Fil-A’s sales in 2013 totaled $5 billion compared to $4.22 billion for KFC.
What makes the move so remarkable to Wall Street and business leaders around the country is Chick-Fil-A’s refusal to open on Sunday because of their Christian values. Analysts say that the company loses hundreds of millions in revenue by staying closed on Sunday when competitors are still open.
The company also had a significant disadvantage in terms of stores. KFC had 4,491 stores in the U.S. last year compared to 1,775 for Chick-Fil-A. That’s also with Chick-Fil-A being based in the south and residents of the northern part of the United States not even exposed to their product.
Chick-Fil-A announced plans for 100 new restaurants in 2014 and also plans to expand to the “northern, Midwest and western states.”
CEO Dan Cathy gives all credit for the company’s success to God alone.