Chick-fil-A still closed after health inspection finds 'critical' violations
The fried chicken sandwich craze hit a major snag last week.
UPDATE: The Herald SquareChick-fil-A is open again as of 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
"We do have a little more work to complete so we have made the decision to remain closed until we feel confident we are exceeding standards in all areas," according to a statement released by the restaurant on Monday morning.
A statement posted on its door after Chick-fil-A decided to close on Dec. 30 said breakfast would resume on Monday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 a.m.
The DOH found 59 violations, with five critical issues including fruit flies, not adequatelyrefrigerating foodand improperly sanitizedwiping cloths.This was after a previous inspection also done last month found 39 violations.
No line outside Chick-fil-A in NYC. Sign says closed for maintenance. Some violations online, no reason for closure pic.twitter.com/1lnuOonvXG— Candice Choi (@candicechoi) January 3, 2016
The Midtown restaurant originally opened on Oct. 2 and is NYC's first full-service Chick-fil-A location. The closure was voluntary, which "has allowed us the time to make facility and procedural changes," the statement continued.
These changes include not just pest control and cleaningbut retraining staff, calling in a consultant to reinspect the restaurant,and making upgradesto the equipment and facilities.The massiverestaurant has two kitchens, one of them in the basement.
Godspeed, Chick-fil-A, for the sake of thefried chicken-crazed masses. For its part, Twitter seems willing to hate the game, not the player:
Chick fil a anywhere else is spectacular, now NYC ruined it's good name— Young Hitch (@HHBalla) January 4, 2016