Chick-fil-A employees near Orlando, Fla., went to work on Sunday after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in the city, breaking a longstanding restaurant policy of remaining closed on Sundays.
Chick-fil-A has faced criticism and boycotts from the LGBT community in the past because of comments by the company’s CEO opposing same-sex marriage. The chain has been closed on Sundays since 1946 to allow restaurant employees a day of rest and worship.
“We love our city and love the people in our community. #prayfororlando ” the restaurant said in a Facebook post on Sunday.