NEW YORK — Chick-fil-A says it’s delaying the reopening of its first stand-alone New York City location after being cited for a number of health violations.
— Fortune (@FortuneMagazine) January 4, 2016
The chain known for its fried chicken sandwiches and waffle fries says it voluntarily closed the restaurant last week so it could correct the issues — primarily “the presence of fruit flies.”
— Time Out New York (@TimeOutNewYork) January 4, 2016
A sign posted on the door said the restaurant was closed for “restaurant maintenance and facility updates,” and that it would reopen at 6:30 a.m. Monday. But in a statement Monday, Chick-fil-A said there was “a little more work to be done” and would remain closed until it feels everything “exceeds standards.”
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) January 4, 2016
Records show it was inspected on Christmas Eve. Other violations included failure to properly refrigerate food.
The Chick-fil-A location opened in early October.