Chick-fil-A In Mercedes-Benz Stadium Refusing To Open For Super Bowl To Maintain Closed On Sundays Policy

If you are headed to Super Bowl LII and are looking to experience the wonder of Chick-fil-A in a football stadium, we have some bad news for you.

Initiated by Founder Truett Cathy in 1946, Chick-fil-A has a strict policy of closing for Sundays, and they aren’t wavering the most important Sunday of the year.

The Atlanta-based fast food chain has a location in Section 123 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the site of Super Bowl LII which will take place on Feb. 3., but will not be in operation.

“Having worked seven days a week in restaurants open 24 hours, Truett saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose — a practice we uphold today,” the company’s website says explaining the rational behind the policy.

The company has opened on Sundays before, but in times of emergency and need including during the 2015 tornadoes in Dallas, Orlando following the mass shooting and at the Atlanta airport last year during a mass power failure.

The restaurant only opened for an NFL game one time this season when the Falcons hosted a Monday night game.