Who can forget the power outage that crippled the world's busiest airport on December 17? When Haratsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, went dark, thousands of passengers were stranded, so the mayor called Atlanta-based Chick-fil-a for help. There was just one problem. December 17 was a Sunday, and the restaurant is always closed on Sunday.


According to a company spokesman, "The mayor called about 10 p.m. and asked for assistance. We immediately mobilized staff and team members who live and work near the airport, and they began making sandwiches and delivering them to the Emergency Operations Center. City and airport officials (and the CEO of Chick-fil-a) then distributed more than 5,000 free sandwiches to hungry, stranded passengers." Dunkin Donuts also gave away free donuts.