Earlier this week, the Atlanta Falcons completed their Mercedes Benz stadium, which cost roughly $2 billion. They filled the concession areas with plenty of food options to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. One of their additions? Chick-fil-A.
Now, there is nothing more depressing than rolling into a Chick-fil-A drive thru, hungover and hopeful, only to see dark windows and a “closed” sign. Then you remember. Ah, of course. Just my luck. This delicious establishment is closed on Sundays, the day of rest. You bring your dehydrated, starving self elsewhere and remind yourself to be grateful for the other six days Chick-fil-A is open.
It’s quite comical that the same standard applies in the new stadium. Yes, Chick-fil-A is still closed on Sundays. It is closed for Falcon fans, just like everyone else. Football is no exception.
The Chick-fil-A website states, “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.”
The hardworking NFL players and their loyal fans are no match for southern baptism. When the Falcons play the Saints on Thursday, December 7th, roaring football fans will have their only chance to be able to enjoy the crispy, delicious sandwiches and nuggets.
The presence of the franchise in the stadium truly seems like a waste, and Chick-fil-A will merely be there as pure temptation. We want nothing more than to throw Honey Roasted BBQ sauce in their faces.