It’s no secret that food on deployment is less than ideal. Jessie Guajardo, who was deployed to Iraq, had had enough of the bland chicken they were eating. He knew that their food supply was limited since most of it needed refrigeration to ship, but he had an idea about at least getting some decent sauce — Chick-Fil-A sauce – to make even bland chicken taste a bit better.
The U.S. Army First Lieutenant is a southern boy at heart from Texas, and any southerner knows that if you want good sauce, you go to Chick-Fil-A.
With the nearest restaurant over a thousand miles away, Guajardo took a shot in the dark and sent a message to Chick-Fil-A over social media.
He explained in his message that they were tired of eating overcooked, flavorless chicken and their restaurant’s sauce could make a huge difference. A couple of weeks went by, but he heard nothing back.
Just when he’d given up hope, Guajardo checked his mail one day and found two large boxes filled to the brim with Chick-Fil-A’s iconic sauces.
After seeing the two boxes of Chick-Fil-A sauce, the first lieutenant took to social media again to express how much the gesture meant to him and the men and women serving overseas on deployment.
“After I brought the cases into a common area, everyone was ecstatic to see the appetizing sauces,” Guajardo wrote. “I can’t thank Chick-Fil-A enough for this seemingly small gesture that single handedly picked up the spirits of so many people. Thank you Chick-Fil-A!”
The Chick-Fil-A restaurant that sent the sauces to Iraq caught wind of Guajardo’s social media post and had a few kinds words to say in return.
“Thank you for your service, Jessie Guajardo and for taking the time to write such kind words about your local Chick-fil-A,” they wrote on its Facebook page. “We hope you and your fellow soldiers enjoy the sauces and we look forward to your return home.”
Even something as small as sauce packets can make all of the difference to the men and women who give up everything to protect our country.