Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chick-fil-a is cool

(From google images. I have no clue who that guy is)

Chick-fil-a is such a neat, family oriented company. One of my visiting teachers works at the Chick-fil-a headquarters and invited us to come for lunch and a tour of the corporate office yesterday.

Wow. It was almost like going to DisneyWorld.

After arriving on the beautiful Chick-fil-a campus (surrounded by waterfalls, walking trails, and colorful flowers) we were first lead downstairs to eat lunch in the classy cafeteria (we felt a little out of place in our jeans and t shirts) where every day Chick-fil-a provides free (breakfast and) lunch for their almost 600 employees of their headquarters.

Talk about taking care of their employees! Not only do they feed their employees delicious meals, but they let their employees invite their family and friends in to eat for free as well. After lunch Heloisa took us to tour the (really nice) employee wellness center that included workout facilities, a racquetball court, lockers, and showers, the test kitchen where new menu items are thought up, the antique cars around every corner (they even have one of the original 3 batmobiles that was used in Batman Begins!) and even Truett Cathy's office! (He was out of town, so we didn't get to meet him personally). They've also got a neat DayCare in the building so that working parents can visit their children at any time of the day.

Everyone was also super nice to us and welcoming as we walked around in awe. If I were looking for a job, I'd definately start looking here first!

Truett Cathy's office. You can't see it in this photo, but there's an adjoining room that acts as kind of his living room with a TV and couch (among other things). Heloisa says its where Truett takes naps since he's gotten to be a little old man - he's 89 and still comes to work. So cute!

The tour was complete with Chick-fil-a signature shakes waiting for us on the wayout!

Thanks so much Heloisa!! (oops- we caught this shot with someone's eyes closed!)


Suzy said...

I'm so jealous. Too bad my Visiting Teacher doesn't work somewhere cool like that. :) I could really go for a chick-fil-a sandwich right now. Mmmmmm

Harrison - Party of Three! said...

I'm laughing at your comment Suzy! You know how we ask (and are asked) by visiting teachers if there is anything they can do for us? When they were here last week, I told them that if they came across any fun activities that were baby friendly to let us know. So Heloisa ever so kindly invited us to Chick-fil-a!

Linsey said...

So fun! I want to work there with you!

Nancy said...

I like the Day Care where parents/workers can pop in to visit anytime they want to. More companies should be so family friendly! Great way to lead the way, Chick-Fil-A!

Ree-ch said...

I just wish I had a VT. As for the bags, I am totally going to make one, they are such a good idea. Where are pics of the baby? How you guys doing?

-dayna- said...

Okay, I'm totally wishing we would have done that while we were in Georgia. Heloisa was my visiting teacher too!