Chick-Fil-A Branch Opens on Sunday Especially for Autistic Teen’s Birthday


By Meredith Ganzman

A teen with Autism celebrated his birthday with one of his favorite activities- running the drive through.

Elijah Sprague handed out cookies to dozens of drivers coming through an Alabama Chick-fil-A. The restaurant actually opened on a Sunday, when they are usually closed, especially for him.

The 14-year-old’s uncle, who is a manager at the Mobile location, helped to set up the festivities. There was even a special cookie cake for the birthday boy after he closed up shop.  

For his birthday a couple of years ago, Elijah also ran a drive through window at local a pharmacy.