But (in Chick’s words) the Sunday mandate was never about religion.
"We have more than 80,000 team members that represent almost every point of diversity and lifestyle. This day off is for people to spend time with their friends, their families, to do what they want," Morgan said. "They absolutely have the choice to do whatever they want on their day off. Truett Cathy's choice was based just as much in the practical points of running a business as his beliefs."
But seriously. Is it a Christian holiday?
"At the end of the day, we just try to reiterate something Truett Cathy always said: 'We aren't really in the chicken business, we are in the people's business.' This balance and work and life -- especially nowadays, is so crucial."
So crucial that the company believes their "closed-on-Sunday" policy actually attracts the kind of employee they want, all by itself.