Fans Support Chick-fil-A's Decision to Remain Closed on Super Bowl Sunday

Published 01-23-2019

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It doesn't matter that it's the Super Bowl, Chick-fil-A is sticking to their values and customers are respecting it. Although the chicken chain has a location inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, where the Patriots will play against the Rams on February 3 during Super Bowl LIII, it will not be open as per the chain's policy to remain closed on Sundays.

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Even though Super Bowl Sunday is a religious experience in itself for some and people typically depend on fast-foods as fuel at sporting events, it is still a regular old Sunday as far as Chick-fil-A is concerned. America's No. 3 fast-food chain will remain closed, as it is every Sunday inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium as per the chain's mandated hours of operation.

Surprisingly, Super Bowl attendees and Chick-fil-A fans are fine with it.

"Props to Chick-Fil-A for not opening their restaurant thats inside the Super Bowl stadium on SB Sunday. Choosing their beliefs over money, they are too perfect for this world," tweeted Twitter user @queenemuhlee.

Props to Chick-Fil-A for not opening their restaurant thats inside the Super Bowl stadium on SB Sunday. Choosing their beliefs over money, they are too perfect for this world 😭

- ems ♡ (@queenemuhlee) January 23, 2019

"@ChickfilA is staying closed in the super bowl stadium because it is on Sunday. I am really impressed that they are sticking to their principals even with the chance to make a bunch of money. Good for you," wrote Twitter user Spencer Wallace.

@ChickfilA is staying closed in the super bowl stadium because it is on Sunday. I am really impressed that they are sticking to their principals even with the chance to make a bunch of money. Good for you.

- Spencer Wallace 🇨🇦 (@spenwall) January 23, 2019

Dionna Brewer memed a dramatic retelling of Chick-fil-A nobly refusing to bow to public pressure.

People: We want you to open on Sunday for the Super Bowl.Chick-fil-A: We are closed on Every Sunday.People: But we want you too.. Chick-fil-a:@ChickfilA #chickfila 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Ou8X4yikjm

- DIONNA BREWER (@IAmDionnaB) January 23, 2019

Of course, not everyone was supportive, but they were in the minority.

@ChickfilA why aren't you going to be open in @MBStadium in ATL for the #Superbowl?! Cmonnn you're missing out on a huge opportunity!!

- Mikaila Bizzell (@mikabizz) January 23, 2019

According to Sports Illustrated, the stadium's Chick-fil-A location will be temporarily replaced by "Fries Up" a stand that serves a variety of loaded fries. Luckily, Chick-Fil-A is not one of the most popular Super Bowl party foods.

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