Is Chick-fil-A open on Christmas Eve and Christmas 2022? The answer is varied.
According to Chick-fil-A PR, in an email to Heavy, Chick-fil-A is open on Christmas Eve, but restaurants are not open on Christmas Day 2022. That’s because Christmas Day 2022 falls on a Sunday, and Chick-fil-A is famous for never opening on a Sunday.
However, the franchise closes its doors on Christmas Day no matter what day it is, so it wouldn’t have been open anyway. Christmas Eve is another matter, according to Chick-fil-A’s public relations team, but not all restaurants will be open very late that day. So if you are craving to eat chicken sandwich, don’t wait till late night or both day you are out of luck.
Here’s what you need to know:
Chick-fil-A restaurants will be open until 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, some will open later
“Thank you for reaching out to the Chick-fil-A newsroom about the timing of our holiday,” Chick-fil-A’s public relations office wrote in an email to Heavy.
“Chick-fil-A restaurants will be closed on Christmas Day so restaurant team members can spend time with family and friends,” the statement said.
“Chick-Fil-A restaurants will remain open until 4 p.m. on Saturday the 24th, but additional evening hours will vary by location. We encourage guests to check the Chick-fil-A app to confirm hours for their local restaurant.”
You can find a Chick-fil-A locator here.
Chick-fil-A is famous for being closed on Sundays: Every Sunday
Chick-fil-A has a reputation for being closed on days that other chain restaurants may not be. For example, the chain never opens on Sundays. As with Christmas Day, it is a theological decision. Not being open on Sundays is unusual in the industry. The series’ website explains the history of that decision; It goes back to founder Truett Cathy.
“Our founder, Truett Cathy, made the decision to close on Sundays in 1946 when he opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia. After working a 24-hour restaurant seven days a week, Truett saw the importance of closing Sundays so that he and his staff could set aside a day to rest and worship, a practice we still follow today. Let’s continue Website. You can watch a video explaining that logic here.
Chick-fil-A is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. “We are proud of our Georgia heritage and especially, that we call Atlanta our hometown,” their website states. “Our headquarters, known within the company as the Restaurant Operator Support Center, is located on the outskirts of the city center. We partner with the greater Atlanta business community in philanthropic efforts that, through job creation, Working to stimulate the local economy, as well as leading leadership initiatives aimed at leaving Georgia behind.
Not being open on Sundays is a decision that is integral to the Chick-fil-A brand. With Christmas Day being a religious holiday, it is also no surprise that the brand decides to keep its doors closed on that day as well, giving families an opportunity to come together.
This is the original Heavy.com version
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