It’s most certainly not easy serving in the U.S. military in the middle of Iraq, but sometimes a reminder of home makes it a little easier for the brave men and women stationed around the world.
For Army 1st Lt. Jessie Guajardo, Chick-fil-A is that reminder. In a direct Facebook message to the Founders Square location in northern Texas, the soldier explained that Chick-fil-A sauces would go a long way to make the Army-issued chicken a little tastier.
“Ordering bottles of sauce is mostly out of the question because of refrigeration after opening, etc.,” he wrote in a Facebook post over the weekend. “It was then that we thought of Chick Fil A individually packaged sauces. I took a shot in the dark and sent a Facebook message to the Chick Fil A Facebook page with a request.”
And just two weeks after sending the message, Guajardo received quite the surprise in the mail: Two cases full of sauce — one with Chick-fil-A and another with barbecue sauce.
“I can’t thank Chick Fil A enough for this seemingly small gesture that single handedly picked up the spirits of so many people,” he wrote. “Thank you Chick Fil A.”
The northern Texas restaurant thanked the soldier for his “kind words” about his hometown Chick-fil-A and said they look forward to the day when he can walk into the fast-food joint himself.
“Thank you for your service, Jessie Guajardo and for taking the time to write such kind words about your local Chick-fil-A,” the restaurant wrote on Facebook. “We hope you and your fellow soldiers enjoy the sauces and we look forward to your return home.”
The sauce came just in time, too. As it turns out, the package was delivered on “chicken tender day” in the Army’s dining hall.