Sama Mrema in the official video for ‘Chick-Fil-A (But It’s Sunday)’; Photo: Shama Mrema/YouTube


Fans of the fast food chain Chick-Fil-A know the frustration. It’s Sunday and you’re craving a chicken sandwich, but alas it’s closed. Those who’ve experienced the same pain will find solace in knowing that there is a nation of mourners out there including Shama Mrema.

Mrema is a Tanzanian singer/actor whose love for Chick-Fil-A knows no bounds. Mrema who currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina penned a song “Chick-Fil-A (But It’s Sunday),” longing for Chick-Fil-A to open on Sundays. He sings and raps, expressing disapproval over the franchise’s longstanding policy.

He starts by singing:

Chick-Fil-A
I want you
I need you
But it’s Sunday

Then Mrema busts into a rap, spitting:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Withdrawal on the lord’s day
Chick-Fil-A you are better than Zaxbys
Popeyes, Churches, Bojangles
KFC

Mrema wrote the song in one day after him and his friends became fed up with Chick-Fil-A’s policy. He shot the video with friends Brian French and Robert Therrell who wrote a script and storyboarded it. “We reached out and got permission to film outside the Chick-Fil-A in Cherrydale,” Mrema told Fox Carolina. “We shot it in one day and I edited it myself.”

The video has since gone viral garnering 230,000 views, 2,600 likes and 3,800 shares on Facebook. “The response so far has been great!” said Mrema. “People are calling it their anthem. One person said it speaks to their soul. My favorite comment is from someone who called it ‘Modern Art.’ A little over the top, but I took it.”

So far Chick-Fil-A has not responded, but if one miraculous day they do and decide to open on Sunday you’ll know who to thank.