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Jan 23, 2019 11:29AM
By Chris Haire
The company has long maintained a closed-on-Sunday policy, much to the dismay of its fans, and that policy applies to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the home of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.
While it may seem counter-intuitive to have a restaurant that closes on Sunday at a stadium whose primary draw is Sunday football, Chick-fil-A explains there are plenty of other non-Sunday opportunities to serve hungry attendees at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
“We’re open for about 100 events a year that happen right here at the stadium,” says Jonathan Hollis, franchise operator of the Chick-fil-A at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in a statement the company issued in 2018. “We have Atlanta United soccer games, concerts, college football games, high school football games, band competitions and more. We even have a monster truck rally!”
The press release also notes: "As a matter of fact, Hollis and his team serve so many guests during each event that they begin preparing nearly four hours before stadium doors open. For Hollis, having the chance to run a Chick-fil-A restaurant in a venue like Mercedes-Benz Stadium not only gives him an opportunity to serve customers, but to also be a part of their event experience."
The first restaurant in what would become the Chick-fil-A chain opened in 1946, and it's a drastically different operation than all other restaurants in the franchise family.
Called The Dwarf House, the mother hen of the Chick-fil-A empire is located in tiny Hapeville, Ga., population 6,500, and it serves costumers 24 hours a day.
Not only is The Dwarf House open all-day, six days a week--there's that never-on-Sunday policy again--the restaurant serves steaks, hamburgers, BLTs, and the eatery's signature Hot Brown, an open-faced chicken dish covered in cheese, bacon, mashed potatoes, and gravy. They also offer a more traditional meat-and-three selection of sides, from fried okra to collards and sweet potato casserole.
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