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Chick-fil-A Stands by Christian Values, Refuses To Open on Super Bowl Sunday

A company is nothing without its core values. A good company stands by those values, too, despite any pressure they may face from others in the industry.

Chick-fil-A is no different. The popular chicken eatery is known for its waffle fries, signature lemonade and, of course, its chicken.

But perhaps even more prominent than these menu items is the restaurant chain’s schedule, particularly the fact that it’s closed on Sundays.

“Our founder, Truett Cathy, made the decision to close on Sundays in 1946 when he opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia,” the company’s website reads.

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“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.”

Still, some people aren’t too happy that their favorite food service establishment is closed half the weekend, especially those who plan to feast on Super Bowl Sunday.

According to Sports Illustrated, even the Chick-fil-A inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium doesn’t plan to open its doors for the special occasion.

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While the venue will be packed with fans attending Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3, 2019, the company won’t waver on its day of rest policy.

Although this could certainly be a huge opportunity to bring in business (not that the successful chain needs it), they’re standing their ground.

It may seem silly for a Chick-fil-A to even be in the stadium at all considering most pro-football games are played on Sundays, but there’s more to this venue than the NFL.

“We’re open for about 100 events a year that happen right here at the stadium,” Jonathan Hollis, franchise operator of the Chick-fil-A at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, said in a statement.

“We have Atlanta United soccer games, concerts, college football games, high school football games, band competitions and more.”

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Hollis goes on to explain that “having a Chick-fil-A in the stadium allows us to serve a myriad of people throughout the year at all sorts of events. We’re here when they’re making memories. And we want to create those memories with them — it’s what we do best.”

Some Chick-fil-A locations have been known to open on a Sunday for community service or emergency purposes. From special birthdays to natural disasters, the company upholds its reputation for caring and compassion.

Unfortunately, for those with regular nugget cravings, a football game doesn’t fall into one of these categories.

The good news is that anyone attending the Super Bowl will have a chance to get loaded fries in place of chicken sandwiches; Sports Illustrated reported that “Fries Up” will be open during the game.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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