Christian owned chain Chick-fil-A has announced that due to the coronavirus, it is closing its in-house restaurants in an effort to stop the virus spreading.
“Our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of everyone who comes into our restaurants,” Tim Tassopoulos, President and COO Chick-fil-A announced yesterday. “As we navigate the evolving impact of coronavirus on our communities, we are temporarily closing our dining room seating to help limit person-to-person contact. Some of our restaurants may only offer service through our drive-thrus, while others may be able to offer takeout, delivery or mobile order options.
“Thanks for your patience as our restaurants begin transitioning their operations this week. We know these are challenging times, but we’ll continue to do our best to serve you.”
The company was forced to make this update, after announcing just two days earlier that they were increasing their cleaning and disinfecting procedures. However, if Disneyland has been forced to close, then it stands to reason that stores like Chick-fil-A simply have to follow suit.
Starbucks has also made the same announcement. “Starting today, Starbucks will be moving to a “to go” model in all company-owned stores in the U.S. and Canada for at least two weeks,” the company stated.
With more than 2,500 locations, the company has had to act fast, given the sheer number of people they serve on a daily basis.
The company was last week forced to close its children’s playgrounds at its locations in order to concentrate on sanitation in other areas of its restaurants.
CBN News reports Chick-fil-A also informed its headquarters’ workforce of 2,000 employees that they would be able to work remotely.
The company was in the news late last year for donating to an anti-Christian group. The change of funding was such a big deal that even Kanye West reacted to the Chick-fil-A hysteria by launching a new song ‘Closed on Sunday’.