Chick-fil-A’s lone Big Apple store remained closed Monday as the Atlanta fast-food giant continued to address health code violations, including the presence of fruit flies.
The company said it closed its 5,000-square-foot New York City flagship store last Wednesday “to make facility and procedural changes that will better meet the needs of serving our guests while operating in a very busy urban environment. “
It is unclear when the store will reopen.
“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,” the company said in a Monday release. “Thank you for your support and patience.”
In addition to fruit flies, the store’s violations includes failure to maintain cold food temperatures, improper storage of an empty container and unsanitized wiping cloths.
Chick-fil-A opened the store in October to much pomp and circumstance, with fans lining up around the block to get their hands on waffle fries and the company’s signature chicken sandwich. The store is the first in the nation’s largest urban market and has broken revenue records for the chain.
“We are taking these violations seriously and felt the decision to close was the right one, ensuring we could focus solely on correcting the issues reported,” the company said.