A woman in Bay County, Florida had an unusual request - to have her maternity shoot themed after the popular fast food restaurant, Chick-Fil-A.
Bre Bradford, 28, was experiencing typical third trimester cravings and all she wanted was Chick-Fil-A. Her sister Hayley Davis is a photographer, and saw the perfect opportunity to capture Bradford's pregnancy.
"Since she craved Chick-fil-A a lot we decided to do a lifestyle Chick-fil-A photo shoot," Davis said. "Between me being a photographer and my sister being super crafty we had to make this photo shoot happen".
This will be the second child for Bradford, who is due on May 22nd.
The logistics of the shoot were pretty straightforward; Bradford made her usual stop at the fast food restaurant to pick up some munchies and then asked if she could have some extra boxes.
The attendant at Chick-Fil-A, located in a mall, seemed a little curious as to why a visibly pregnant woman would want some empty fry boxes, but Bradford explained her plans.
The expecting mother already has a two-year-old son, Jackson. He will soon be joined a baby brother, whom they have already decided will be named Jordan.
The sisters had no idea that their chicken-themed photo op would go viral. Soon they were being interviewed by radio stations and news programs. People just had to know more about the story behind the pregnant woman and her Chick-Fil-A.
This is good publicity for the fast food chain, which has faced criticism in the past. Chick-Fil-A has donated a significant amount of money towards certain organizations that promote homophobic sentiments, causing some patrons to cut-ties with the franchise.
Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy came out in 2012 in support of traditional marriage, publicly tying his religious beliefs with his company. For some, this was good news. But for others this tainted the chicken dynasty with bigotry.
Cathy is quoted as calling same-sex marriage "deprived" and "twisted up kind of stuff". Corporate donations by his company have gone to organizations who claim to "pray away the gay"- a practice that has been deemed impossible by every major medical institution.
In 2007 Forbes magazine contributor Emily Schmall wrote an in depth account of the fast-food purveyor. The company has an impressive turnover rate among their hourly workers-- 60% compared to 107% in other comparable franchises. The operators consciously hire employees who want to work there long term and who also share common beliefs.
The company does not hide their Christian values - instead they embrace them. A plaque hangs in their company headquarters that states their mission is to "glorify God". They also close on Sundays to allow their employees time to go to church.
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