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Chick-fil-A temporarily closing dining rooms to limit person-to-person contact

Mar 16, 2020 05:55PM ● By David Dykes
Chick-fil-A said it is temporarily closing its dining rooms to help limit person-to-person contact as the coronavirus continues to take its toll on companies and communities.

"Our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of everyone who comes into our restaurants," company officials said in a statement. "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 restaurants might offer service through drive-thrus, while others might offer takeout, delivery or mobile order options, the officials said.

"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," they said.  

Tim Tassopoulos, president and chief operating officer, also said that as part of their protocols, Chick-fil-A restaurants have heightened their cleaning and disinfecting procedures and instructed anyone who is not feeling well to stay home.

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. It serves food in more than 2,500 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada.

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