Chick-fil-A Delays Reopening Its Only Standalone NYC Location After Several Health Violations Found

When there’s only one location of a chain restaurant in your city, you’re bound to notice when it abruptly closes its doors. New Yorkers who are usually willing to stand in long, winding lines to get their fill of the only Chick-fil-A in the city will have to wait a bit longer to get their chicken fix after health violations prompted the location to temporarily shut things down last week.

Chick-fil-A closed its first standalone NYC location last week after a health inspection on Christmas Eve resulted in a number of health violations, primarily “the presence of fruit flies,” reports the Associated Press, as well as failure to properly refrigerate food.

It was originally slated to reopen today at 6:30 a.m., according to a sign posted on the door of the restaurant that said it’s closed for “restaurant maintenance and facility updates.” But in a statement today, Chick-fil-A said there was “a little more work to be done” and would stay closed until it feels everything “exceeds standards.”

Though there’s been a Chick-fil-A location on the campus of New York University for some time, the chain opened its first standalone spot in the city just last October.

Chick-fil-A delays reopening in NYC after violations found [Associated Press]