Serving up Hamburgers…and Religion!

The North Carolina-based restaurant chain “Cook Out” is expanding its business into Tennessee.  The restaurant keeps a low profile,choosing not to post its menu online, but generates a fair amount of attention due to its religious -themed packaging.  Cups, bags, and take-out containers all contain religious slogans, including references to John3:16 and phrases such as “Thank you God for America.”

It has yet to be seen how Tennessee (or the rest of the country for that matter) will react to the business’ expanding prevalence and overt religiousness.  However, fast food giants Chik-Fil-A is very upfront about its religious feelings, as is clothing giant Forever 21, who prints “John 3:16”  on every single one of its bags.  Whether Cook Out ultimately succeeds or not, they are certainly guaranteed to generate some attention.