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Chick-fil-A in Atlanta Falcons' new stadium will remain closed on Sunday, even during games

Chick-fil-a customers order lunch in Salt Lake County in 2012.
Chick-fil-a customers order lunch in Salt Lake County in 2012.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

The new home of the Atlanta Falcons will have a Chick-fil-A but it won't be serving NFL fans on Sundays.

Chick-fil-A, a fast-food chain with headquarters in Atlanta, has a concession booth inside the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium but will only serve patrons at events Monday through Saturday, even though most NFL games are played on Sundays, the Washington Post reported.

"The chicken purveyor will not be making an exception for the Falcons, staying closed on Sundays in keeping with company policy," writer Matt Bonesteel wrote.

The article included a tweet and photo from ESPN's Darren Rovell.

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy's restaurants have remained closed on Sundays since his first restaurant in Georgia in 1946. Atlanta's home schedule includes seven Sunday home games with the lone exception on Thursday, Dec. 7, although there are many other events this fall, the article said.

Read the entire Washington Post article here.

Truett, who died in 2014, was a devout Southern Baptist who built his business on principles of Christian faith, according to his obituary.