Christian Business Revolution is all about revealing business topics that don’t make sense to most people. We understand God is in control and sometimes God’s math makes perfect sense. That is why six is greater than seven!
Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
The question for today, how can a business that is only open 6 days a week beat out similar businesses that are open 7 days a week?
Take a look at the screenshot from QRS’s article on the top 50 brands in quick service and fast and casual:
Notice the third column. It is the average sales per unit. In other words, it is how much on average each individual location makes in sales.
Chik-fil-a, a decidedly Christian based business, has more sales per unit than any other company on the entire list! They beat out per unit sales of companies that are open 7 days a week, even though they are only open 6 days a week.
Plus look at how they are number 8 on the list of overall sales for the year. That means they beat out 42 other fast food eatery type places. WOW!
And they are open one day less each week!
That means that they gave up 52 days, not including holidays, and still beat out total sales of 42 other businesses in their marketplace. Can I say it again, WOW!
You know God is part of a business when the only way success makes sense means adding God to the equation.
Business Insider revealed this information in an article titled “How Chik-fil-A’s restaurants sell three times as many as KFC.” If you want to read more, here is a link to the Business Insider article about Chik-Fil-a.
Personally, I used to own a restaurant. We struggled with rather or not we wanted to stay open on Sundays. If I had a better Christian conviction at the time, I may have decided to close on Sundays. Alas, we did not have that conviction and needless to say, I am not in the restaurant business anymore.
That leads me to the questions that this concept brings up. How important is it to be closed one day of the week for Sabbath?
Is the fact that God rested on the seventh day reason enough to close your business one day a week?
Does it make a difference if there are rotating leaders and one takes Saturday as a Sabbath and one takes Sunday?
I would love to hear your stories, thoughts and ideas. I know you have an opinion, so let us hear it!