Chick-fil-A awards free food for life to 100-year-old man

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Stephen Bellissimo is having quite the week. Not only did the Florida resident celebrate turning 100 years old while wearing a jaunty, shiny hat, but he was gifted free Chick-fil-A food for life. Bellissimo—known as “Mr. Steve” to the workers at his local Tampa-area Chick-fil-A—has been visiting that location every week for the past two decades, according to WSVN News. On his birthday, the restaurant surprised him with a party that included an offer of free food for life.


“That is the best gift I could ever receive,” Bellisimo says in a Fox News Insider video.

Apparently, Bellissimo had already been enjoying a 50-percent discount at the Oldsmar, Florida location, but he says the newly free food will probably inspire him to eat there every day for the rest of his life.

A Chick-fil-A worker told WSVN the staff will be happy to see Mr. Steve more often: “For whatever reason, he makes everyone here feel loved and welcome.”

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.


Is there a reason this site covers everything Chick-fil-a does?

“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’ I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”

That’s the CEO and founder’s son on gay marriage. The company has not changed, they just issued a gag order to their franchisees to not talk about politics, but I’m glad everyone has bought into the PR.