Examples of successful businesses run by Christians who make their religious affiliations publicly known include In-N-Out, Forever 21, Tyson Foods, Interstate Batteries, Trijicon, Hobby Lobby and Carl's Jr. Another notable example is the Marriott hotel chain, founded by John Willard Marriott, a devout Mormon.Continue Reading
Customers of In-N-Out are aware of the religious beliefs of the company's founders through the fact that the company prints famous Bible passage citations on the bottom of its soft drink cups. According to a USA Today interview with the company spokesman in 2005, the founder's son began the practice but avoided addressing religion on the company website or through any of the company's other materials or products.
John Willard Marriott held leadership positions within the Church of Latter-Day Saints during his life and instituted the practice of occasionally placing a Book of Mormon in certain hotel rooms. Trijicon is a government contractor that builds sights for weapons; an investigation found that the company inscribed encoded Biblical quotations on its products, violating U.S. law banning the act of proselytizing religion in Afghanistan or Iraq. Interstate Batteries makes a more evident display of Christian beliefs on its company website, where the company's mission specifically states glorifying God as one of its goals..Learn more about Corporations