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Service Smile with a by Ashlynn Blackwell Rick Michaels came up to me, confused, and wondered why I brought Zaxby’s. Our friendship began there. Michaels helps people when they’re in need. He creates a relationship with every single person that comes in, causing Chick-Fil-A to be differ- ent than the other fast food restaurants. Chick- Fil-A is a fast food restaurant that cares about every person that comes in. In this article, you will hear how this Chick-Fil-A works, and also some funny stories. After reading it, I think you’ll agree, you need to “Eat Mor’ Chik’in.” Have you ever wondered who was behind those delicious chicken sandwiches and waffle fries from Chick-Fil-A in Clayton? You probably haven’t, but I have. The owner/operator of this great establishment is Rick Michaels. Rick has a warm heart and thinks people are more than just a transaction. I first met Rick Michaels at the restaurant. I had Chick-Fil-A the day before and I didn’t want it again. My cousin and my friend wanted Chick-Fil-A, so I took an order from Zaxby’s into the restaurant. I was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, so way out west, ‘cuz my dad was in the Air Force. I grew up in east Ten- nessee. I went to elementary school, middle school, high school and college, incidentally, in the same coun- ty. When I got out of college, I went into the army for 20 years. Since I was in the army, I married my beautiful bride. Mrs. Bonnie and I have two kids that are 13 and 15. I have a son named Collin and a daughter named Raegan. I got out of the military and came to work and own this Chick-Fil-A here in Clayton. 36