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Chick-fil-A opened on Sunday to serve stranded passengers

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ATLANTA (CNN) — Chick-fil-A broke it’s golden rule… but it was for a good cause.

The Atlanta-based fast food chain is well known for being closed on Sundays. However, when a major power outage crippled Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Chick-fil-A provided food for the thousands of stranded passengers.

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy personally helped hand out sandwiches. A fire in a Georgia power underground electrical facility damaged two substations serving the airport, including the system that provides backup power.

The power came back on shortly before midnight, but more than 1,100 flights were affected by the blackout. The Georgia International Convention Center also lent a helping hand, offering shuttles.

The outages affected flights into Monday.

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