Chick-fil-A May Be Forced To Work On Sunday

( – A recently introduced bill in the New York State Assembly is aiming to compel certain Chick-fil-A outlets to remain open seven days a week, challenging the fast food chain’s established practice of closing its restaurants on Sundays.

The proposed legislation, put forth last week, mandates that all food vendors situated at rest stops owned by the New York State Thruway Authority must operate every day, with Chick-fil-A specifically cited as the impetus for this measure.

The bill’s rationale asserts that while the closure of a fast-food establishment on a specific day of the week may not be objectionable, service areas dedicated to travelers are deemed inappropriate locations for such practices.

It argues that publicly owned service areas should optimize their space for the maximum benefit of the public, and leaving retail spaces unused for one seventh of the week or more is considered a disservice and an unnecessary inconvenience to travelers reliant on these service areas.

Chick-fil-A, which has adhered to the practice of closing on Sundays since its establishment in 1946, currently boasts 3,000 locations across the U.S. The company presently manages seven restaurants under the ownership of New York’s Thruway Authority, and the proposed legislation would impact all forthcoming contracts with the fast food chain.