Fast-food chicken chain Chick-fil-A has garnered major headline time for its Christian affiliations. Several years ago, reporters clamored about the company’s decision to close on Sundays. Today, it’s the restaurant’s stance on same-sex marriage that has tongues wagging.
While the chicken joint is known for its CEO’s faith in God — and for its dyslexic cows … and its waffle fries — it’s not the only business that expresses its spiritual views.
Here are five other businesses that have religious ties.
Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) supports faith in the workplace and founded The Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the University of Arkansas’ Walton College. The company directly mentions God on the Core Values section of its website: “We strive to honor God and be respectful of each other, our customers, and other stakeholders.”
Since the 1980’s, In-N-Out Burger the burger has printed Bible quotes on some of its packaging such as cups and wrappers. Snopes.com confirms that burger joint’s milkshake cup bears a notation to Proverbs 3:5.
Forever 21 is an edgy Christian-owned fashion retailer wildly popular among young women. A Bible reference is found on the bottom of all its shopping bags.
Arts and craft retail chain Hobby Lobby does not keep its Christian heritage a secret. On it’s website, the company expresses its commitment to “honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles.”
Popular Internet matchmaking site eHarmony was founded by evangelical Christian psychologist Dr. Neil Clark Warren in 2000. The company operates on Christian principles. Ironically, ChristianMingle, a competitor of eHarmony’s, is owned by the secular company Sparklife.
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