- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chick-fil-A staffers in Birmingham, Ala., handed out hundreds of free sandwiches to motorists trapped in the freezing cold on Wednesday.

Chick-fil-A restaurant owner Mark Meadows tried to send his employees home due to the weather, but once they realized they were snowed in, they decided to make the best of it by helping out those in need.

Some of the drivers along Highway 280 had been stuck in their cars for nearly seven hours without any food or water, Fox News reported.

“We cooked several hundred sandwiches and stood out on both sides of 280 and handed out the sandwiches to anyone we could get to — as long as we had food to give out,” manager Audrey Pitt told Fox’s Todd Starnes.

The Chick-fil-A also allowed anyone who wanted to sleep on a bench or a booth to do so.

“This company is based on taking care of people and loving people before you’re worried about money or profit,” Miss Pitt said. “We were just trying to follow the model that we’ve all worked under for so long and the model that we’ve come to love. There was really nothing else we could have done but try to help people any way we could.”