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ATLANTA (WJW) — The first-ever Chick-fil-A restaurant is closing for good this weekend.
The first eatery to bear the name Chick-fil-A, opened in 1967 at Atlanta’s Greenbriar Mall, will close on Saturday, May 20, a mall spokesperson confirmed to FOX 8 News. The restaurant’s Facebook page already lists it as “permanently closed.”
The fast-food chain and its iconic Original Chicken Sandwich began at a diner originally named Dwarf Grill, which opened in 1946 in the Hapeville suburb of Atlanta, according to the company’s website.
More than 30 years later, the first Chick-fil-A came to the mall’s food court in a small, 384 square-foot alcove. There, workers wore candy-striped aprons, ascots and “soda jerk” hats and ties, and a chicken sandwich cost just 59 cents, according to the company’s website.
FOX 8 News has reached out to spokespersons from Chick-fil-A and the mall’s corporate office for more details.