A Chick-fil-A in Marietta recently closed “due to COVID-19,” according to the company.
The Woodlawn Square Shopping Center restaurant off Johnson Ferry Road is temporarily closed, Chick-fil-A Inc. told AJC.com in an emailed statement Monday.
“We take seriously the health of restaurant team members and guests, and the restaurant will reopen once all precautionary measures have been taken to ensure their well-being,” the statement continued.
The statement did not say whether an employee at the store was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The company would not provide further details upon request.
As of Monday afternoon, the Woodlawn Square restaurant had not announced its closing on its public Facebook page. It's unclear how long the store will be closed.
This is at least the second metro Atlanta Chick-fil-A to close its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. A store in McDonough shut down last week after an employee was diagnosed with COVID-19, AJC.com previously reported.
Other Chick-fil-A locations remain open for carryout service, franchise officials said. The company said future updates can be seen by clicking here.
The virus has forced thousands of people out of work and threatened many restaurants with the potential of permanent closure. About 300,000 people work for restaurants in metro Atlanta, with an average hourly pay rate of $9.37 when including fast-food outlets, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Zachary Hansen, a Georgia native, covers economic development and commercial real estate for the AJC. He's been with the newspaper since 2018 and enjoys diving into complex stories that affect people's lives.