Fast Food: A Lesson for the Church

Have you noticed that the fast food companies across the United States have a spiritual agenda? If you don’t believe me, just check out this evidence:

1. In-N-Out (one of the best hamburgers in the world) includes Bible verses on the bottoms of their cups.

2. McDonald’s uses the Golden Arches to promote their food. Where did they get this idea? Perhaps from the description of heaven in Revelation 21:18-21

3. On the other side of the spiritual realm, notice that Subway’s logo includes the devil’s tail:

… and where do subways operate? Below ground.

4. Church’s Chicken seems too obvious.

5. Recently Popeye’s changed their logo to try and hide their agenda, but notice their original logo which reveals an obvious bias. It doesn’t say “popeyes” but “pope yes” and apparently the pontiff enjoys chicken and biscuits.

6. Finally, one more example from Jack-in-the-Box. See if you can spot the message they hope to communicate:

Can you see it? It doesn’t say simply “Jack-in-the-Box” but says “Jack-in-the-B Jesus fish.”

Have you noticed the conspiracy?

I once heard someone say that what they loved about Southern Baptist Churches was that they were like McDonald’s. You could go to any Baptist church anywhere in America and know exactly what you were going to get. This worked great in a homogenous world!

We live in a very different world now. Not only do we have a multitude of fast food burger joints beyond McDonald’s, we now live in a world with fast food from Mexico (El Pollo Loco), Italy (Pizza Hut), China (Panda Express), Southeast Asia (Hurry Curry) among so many others. We still need to have some McDonald’s in certain parts of our country, but even McDonald’s has recognized our world is becoming more urbanized, globalized, and diverse. That’s why they started opening a new chain of restaurants called Chipotle!

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  • Jon

    Love it! But Chipotle was around before McDonald’s bought them. Gotta defend that. It somehow makes it better…

  • 210 Leadership Blog

    This is hilarious.

    What about KFC ?

    you mean to say there’ll be no chickens cooked in a secret blend of 11 herbs and spices ? lol


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  • Brettney Perr

    You left out Chick-Fil-A whose “founder S. Truett Cathy is a devout Southern Baptist who has taught Sunday School for over 44 years and whose religious beliefs permeate the company to this day. The company’s official statement of corporate purpose says that the business exists “to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.” The chain invests heavily in community services (especially for children and teenagers) and scholarships. Cathy’s beliefs are also responsible for one of the chain’s distinctive features: All Chick-fil-A locations (company-owned and franchised, whether in a mall or freestanding) are closed on Sundays.
    “ Our decision to close on Sunday was our way of honoring God and directing our attention to things more important than our business. If it took seven days to make a living with a restaurant, then we needed to be in some other line of work. Through the years, I have never wavered from that position. „

    —S. Truett Cathy” courtesy of wikipedia

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