A Missouri Sonic restaurant captured national attention after customers found Bible verse stickers on their meals.
“We don’t have a policy backing this. It’s the decision by the franchisee that owns and operates that specific drive in,” said Sonic spokesman Jason Acock, reports KSHB.
Management for the restaurant in Raymore, Missouri, stated employees were free to use stickers that are not Bible-related, and have been engaged in the practice for some time.
The move provoked a variety of responses.
“Why would you go to, like, a Sonic and be like, hey! Here's a Bible verse to go with your cheese sticks. That's kinda weird,” one woman said, reports KTVI.
Others find it inspiring.
"RAVE to Raymore Sonic for the inspiring Bible verses they put on the receipts. They've done it for as long as I can remember, whether it be on a sticker or on the actual receipt. Always brightens my day when I go there," said one customer in a Facebook post.
Some were indifferent to the stickers.
“Third time in two weeks I’ve gotten a Bible verse sticker but NOT gotten part of my family’s order from Sonic off 58th in Raymore." one recent customer said on Facebook. "Thanks for the sermon, where are my cheese sticks?”
"I really don't have any problems with it," said another man. "It's their store, restaurant; they can do whatever they want."
Forbes reports this Missouri Sonic is not the only restaurant serving meals with religious messages.
While Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A have captured international attention for their public religious stances, they are not the only corporations using their business to express their faith.
Forever 21 co-founders Jin Sook and Do Won Chang mandate "John 3:16" be printed on the clothing company's bags.
The verse states that “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Burger chain In-N-Out also features the same Bible verse on its soda cups and a verse from the Old Testament's Book of Nahun on its Double-Double burger wrappers.
The verse reads, “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who take refuge in Him.”