Christian Businessman Tells Conference Its Worth It To Keep Christ In Their Workplace

04.19.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Is it really possible to be successful in business and honor Christ-- in how you run the business? The CEO of Chic-Fil-A says "yes." Dan Cathy addressed the second annual Imagination Summit at Viola University over the weekend, telling the group that his restaurants prosper specifically because they're built on Christian principles. He explained how Jesus says we should go the extra mile, turn the other cheek, and repay kindness to those who hurt us. And he said those values are taught to employees. The massive 15-hundred store chain is among the most lucrative in the world, despite the fact that it closes every Sunday to mark the Sabbath. One of the things they're known for is putting Christian toys and music cd's in kid's meals.