Chick-fil-A to stay closed on Super Bowl Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Jan 24, 2019
Chick-fil-A won’t be open for Super Bowl Sunday.
The fast-food chicken chain has two locations inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which will host Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Feb. 3, USA Today reports.
But they won’t be open during the game.
Chick-Fil-A has been famous for closing its doors on Sundays.
From the source: The website reads, “Our founder, Truett Cathy, made the decision to close on Sundays in 1946 when he opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia. Having worked seven days a week in restaurants open 24 hours, Truett saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose — a practice we uphold today.”
However: The company has been known to let things slide in the past. In 2017, Chick-fil-A offered passengers stranded at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport some food due to a power outage, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.
John Mattioli, who is a Chick-fil-A manager for partnerships and marketing, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the company’s plans in a statement.
“We’re always looking for ways to get Chick-fil-A to our loyal and passionate customers in the most convenient and personal ways. What better place than at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, particularly with the upcoming Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Atlanta United matches. We’re excited to have the chance to serve customers at a number of other events taking place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium throughout the year, including non-Sunday Falcons games, concerts, and the many other marquee events this best-in-class venue will host.”