Chick-fil-A No Exception for Super Bowl Sunday … We’ll Be Closed in ATL
Chick-fil-A is punting on the opportunity to score LOTS of potential cash by refusing to open up one very important location for Super Bowl Sunday … TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to the fast-food chain tell us the Chick-fil-A stand inside Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium — where Super Bowl LIII will be played in a couple weeks — will, in fact, remain closed on Feb. 3 … just like every other Sunday before it.
We’re told that although the MBS location won’t be open, Chick-fil-A is still one of the corporate sponsors for the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee … and our sources say CfA is happy to be there in spirit and through its donation to JFK Park.
Much to the chagrin of foodies everywhere, Chick-fil-A notoriously closes up shop on Sundays to give employees a much-needed day off to be with family or go to church.
That’s why folks were thrown for a loop back in 2017 when a location sprung up inside MBS, where the Falcons play on Sundays. The operator has said there’s tons of other events happening at MBS throughout the year — enough so, apparently, to make it worth their while.
Just to give you a sense of how much of a cash cow Chick-fil-A is ignoring for this upcoming game — it could be in the ballpark of half a mil, more or less. Probably more, though.
This guy says they’ve sold as many as 5,000 sandwiches in one night. Considering Super Bowl stadiums have hit 100,000-plus attendees in recent years … that’s a potential $409,000 Chick-fil-A is losing out on if everyone bought just one of their basic sandwiches.