Mike Rowe shut down this vicious attack against Chick-fil-A by the woke outrage mob

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Chick-fil-A has become a frequent target by the Left because of the Christian values of one of its owners.

Now the beloved fast food chain is taking fire for an entirely different reason. 

And Mike Rowe shut down this vicious attack against Chick-fil-A by the woke outrage mob.

Chick-fil-A tries to introduce kids to the concept of work

Getting a job at a fast-food restaurant used to be a rite of passage for many high schoolers.

It provided the opportunity to learn some basic work skills and earn some extra money.

There’s been a decades-long decline in the number of teenagers working.

A Chick-fil-A location in Hammond, Louisiana created an uproar when it decided to hold a Summer Camp for kids.

For $35, kids 5-12 get a behind-the-scenes look at how the restaurant operates.

The Hammond Chick-fil-A said campers would be “learning dining room host and customer service skills, learn how to take a guest order, learn how to bag a guest order, tour the kitchen and box your own nugget and make your own ice cream cone or cup.”

Campers would get a shirt, a snack, a name tag, a VIP lunch, and a chance to meet the Chick-fil-A Cow mascot.

Outrage poured in, with social media critics calling it child exploitation and child labor.

An angry social media user tagged the Biden Department of Labor and demanded an investigation.

But the 200-person Summer Camp sold out despite the online outrage.  

Mike Rowe praises Chick-fil-A for teaching skills to kids

Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe has been leading the charge to get kids to consider a career in the trades.

He praised Chick-fil-A for helping kids develop some skills during an appearance on Fox Business.

“What did we think was going to happen when we took Home Ec, shop, and basic financial literacy out of the public schools?” Rowe asked. “Sooner or later, somebody is going to step up and say, ‘We have to inculcate these ideas into the next generation.’”

Common sense isn’t so common anymore. 

“If Chick-fil-A is going to be part of leading that charge, God bless them,” Rowe continued.
“There’s somebody [that] has to step in to do this. Soft skills, basic common sense, all of that stuff is still for sale and, sadly lacking.”

Rowe said that learning “soft skills” was valuable for kids for social and mental reasons.

The Chick-fil-A Camp could instill soft skills like teamwork, communication, and critical thinking.

All skills that many employers say younger workers lack.

Fox Business host Stuart Varney said that the country is facing a shortage of workers, especially in the skilled trades.

“It’s not just a skill gap, it’s a will gap,” Varney said.

Rowe said that things were beginning to turn around with Generation Z becoming more interested in the trades and blue-collar work.

“I didn’t think Gen Z was going to be the generation to do it, but they are,” Rowe stated.

The Chick-fil-A Summer Camp is the type of outside-the-box thinking needed to prepare the next generation.