Drive up to a Chick-Fil-A in the middle of a storm and you might see something that looks like it’s from the film “Night of the Living Traffic Cones.”
You might think you’re seeing pod people, but they’re just your friendly neighborhood Chick-Fil-A employees. Because of COVID-19, Governor Jared Polis made an executive order to prohibit onsite dining at any Colorado restaurant. Since then, restaurants like Chick-Fil-A receive all of their customers via drive-thru or mobile pick-up.
The pods aren’t for the virus; they’re just for the weather. Loveland location manager Kyle explained that the pods are useful in particularly harsh weather conditions.
“Yeah, so we have the pods that we deploy any time that it’s raining or really cold. These pods keep everybody dry; it’s actually 30 degrees warmer inside the pod.”
Even in the cold, employees greeted customers with a smile and even thanked people for their business.
“Well, it’s what we do,” said Kyle.
Chick-Fil-A’s Colorado locations will continue to operate on a drive-thru only basis until further notice.
But until then, as the saying goes: Neither sleet, nor rain, nor snow, nor Covid-19 can stop these employees from being bright, sunny, and optimistic.