7 Bizarre Rules That Chick-fil-A Employees Have to Follow

The over-regulation of men's hair


Chick-fil-A gives their staff members' hair a lot of consideration. Beards and hair longer than collar length are strictly forbidden for male employees at Chick-fil-A.

. . . and generally, no fun hairstyles allowed


With good cause, the standards for personal hygiene and haircut at Chick-fil-A have been compared to those of the American military.

Leave the jewelry at home


All employees are respectfully asked by Chick-fil-A to leave their jewellery and other personal items at home. Earrings and facial piercings are prohibited on men.

Employees have to hide their tattoos


Although it doesn't appear that the chicken company has a policy against employing people with obvious tattoos, it does demand that all tattooed employees cover them while at work.

Breaks are only allotted during non-peak business hours


For each shift longer than five hours, employees who are 18 years of age and older at Chick-fil-A are entitled to one 30-minute break and a $7 shop credit. But don't get too enthused.

Uniforms must be returned cleaned and pressed


Regarding ownership and upkeep of employee uniforms, Chick-fil-A has a few unique policies. Team members are expected to return their uniforms "clean and ironed" when they leave Chick-fil-A.

Employees are encouraged to say "My Pleasure" as a response to "Thank you"


Although the substance of Chick-fil-employee A's handbooks differs by region, many of them contain an unofficial set of guidelines for behaviour.


It is well known that Chick-fil-A provides exceptional customer service. The company has outperformed the industry average back in 2021 by a full five points, dominating the American Consumer Satisfaction Index for an astonishing seven years in a row.


But it's not simple to be the market leader in customer happiness. The chicken franchise is renowned for its strict "Closed on Sunday" policy and meticulous screening of store operators.

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