A new bill introduced in New York could force Chick-fil-A to operate rest stops along the state’s Interstate 90 on Sundays.
Chick-fil-A is known for its delicious chicken and waffle fries, which unlike other chain restaurants are only served Monday through Saturday because they close their doors on Sundays.
However, a new bill in New York could jeopardize the company’s decades-old legacy.
Bill A08336, introduced in New York, requires all food services in transit facilities and rest areas to be open seven days a week. New York State Assembly.
Why is Chick-fil-A closed on Sundays?
Chick-fil-A opened its doors in 1946And its founder, S. Truett Cathy, decided to close its doors on Sundays for his employees to worship or rest.
Closing its doors on Sundays is not the only religious policy Chick-fil-A has implemented. The company came under fire in 2012 after donating to ANTI-LGBTQ groups. The company did not stop sending donations until seven years later in 2019.
What does Chick-fil-A do?
According to Thruway spokeswoman Jennifer Givner, the New York State Thruway Authority has given travelers more options for the Chick-fil-A closure Sunday by offering other restaurants at rest stops.
“Our requirement is that we have at least one hot food option,” Givner said. “If Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays, our customers have other alternatives.”
Seven Chick-fil-A locations are located at several New York State Thruway rest stops, and three more are planned. WRGB Albany.
The bill would also require New Jersey to enact a similar law for food services at the Port Authority, which would take effect after New Jersey passes the law in New York.
USA TODAY has reached out to Chick-fil-A for comment.
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