Firefighters Receive Free Chick-fil-A Meals While Combating Bastrop Wildfires
In the fall of 2011, the parched hills of central Texas were engulfed in smoke and flame, swallowing up more than 1,600 homes and burning across more than 34,000 acres in Bastrop County, some 25 miles east of Austin. The Bastrop fire ranked among the most destructive in Texas' history.
Bastrop resident and Chick-fil-A restaurant Operator Jamie Harris of the I-35 & Slaughter Restaurant quickly mobilized the Austin-area Operator Team to provide hundreds of sandwiches for firefighters and local residents. They organized themselves geographically to divide their food support at the Bastrop Convention Center, a staging area for all of the firefighters coming from across the state to combat the flames.
A team from Jamie's Restaurant also visited the Bastrop Christian Outreach Center, giving aid to many residents while firefighters battled to gain ground against the flames that threatened their homes.
A Charitable Chick-fil-A
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