Chick-fil-A and the Days They're Open: What's Happening in Texas?

Chick-fil-A is a super popular fast-food place loved by many people, especially in Texas. People really enjoy their tasty chicken sandwiches.

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One cool thing about Chick-fil-A is that they've always stayed closed on Sundays. This is something lots of people like, especially those who are very religious. But now, there's talk about changing this tradition in some places, like New York.

Restaurant Rest Stop Act

In New York, lawmakers are thinking about a new rule for restaurants in certain areas. They want these places, including Chick-fil-A, to be open every day of the week.

Why are they thinking of making Chick-fil-A open every day? Well, there's a bill called The Restaurant Rest Stop Act, and it's suggested by Tony Simone, who works in the government. He says it's to make sure people traveling in New York have lots of food options, including healthy ones, when they stop at rest areas.

@snachwithzach Chick-fil-A’s policy of being closed on Sundays is often a topic of much discussion amongst the food community. It has once again become a point of interest in a new New York State draft bill (A08336) which would require any future food and beverage vendors (including the Atlanta-based fast food chain) to operate seven days a week in service plazas operated by the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey. There is a lot of conflicting information regarding this bill, so let’s take a look at it to understand it further. #chickfila#fastfood#foodnews#foodtok#friedchicken#restaurant#travel#chicken#fries#hospitality#fyp ♬ Cafe music, corporate VP, comfortable(1277239) - zukisuzuki

 

Only at Rest Stops

Now, in New York, rest stops are run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Chick-fil-A has some restaurants there. The new rule would only affect these places, not all Chick-fil-A restaurants. It wouldn't happen right away but could affect future ones.

Chick-fil-A runs over 3,000 restaurants, and only a few are in these specific rest stops. The company is owned by Applegreen, and they have a big contract with the state. So, even if this rule happens, it won't affect the current Chick-fil-A locations.

Sorry Texas

Now, why are people talking a lot about this? Some thought it meant Chick-fil-A couldn't have its own rules because of their beliefs, while others thought people should have the right to get food any day they stopped at these places.

The good news is that the rule won't force Chick-fil-A to change how they do things now. It just means that, in these specific places in New York, any open restaurant there should be open every day. It's a way to make sure people have more food choices when they're traveling. So no, Texas will not have any Chick-fil-A's open on Sunday in the foreseeable future.

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