Atlanta Falcons Fans Can’t Have Chick-Fil-A and That’s Ridiculous
*****Written by ESPN 99.1 Intern Andrew "Lil Scalabrine" Holtan. Follow him on Twitter @LilScalabrine*****
Chick-fil-A is going to have a booth at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta where the Falcons and Atlanta United will play from now on. It makes sense that Chick-fil-A would have a booth in the new stadium, that opens August 26, because their headquarters are in Atlanta.
The only problem with this is that the Falcons play seven of their eight home games in 2017 on Sundays. Chick-fil-A is closed throughout the country on Sundays.
I’m pretty sure that the stadium will sell out during every Falcons games because they are good and people love to see new stadiums. So that’s kind of a problem because you’re basically wasting space and are not selling as much food as you could be if you didn’t have Chick-fil-A.
It also sucks for Falcons fans because there is nothing worse than going to a place that sells food and they’re closed. Especially Chick-fil-A of all places. We have one at SDSU and it’s very, very good.
I understand that Falcons games aren’t the only thing that will be going on there. They’ll have the Atlanta United play games there, college football games and other events as well. But the Falcons are the most popular thing that will go on there and the fact that their fans won’t be able to have Chick-fil-A is ridiculous.
Falcons fans will have the option to get a chicken sandwich if they want it though. Former “Top Chef” contestant Kevin Gillespie will be selling his COS (closed on Sunday) chicken sandwich at the stadium.
Falcons fans will also be able to enjoy very cheap stadium food with $2 regular soda’s, $4 souvenir soda’s with free refills, $3 slice of pizza, and $5 burgers. They also will have $5 12 ounce beers and $7 20 ounce beers
I hope that this will start a trend throughout America in stadiums because I am tired of spending $20 on a Burger, Fries and a beer.
I’m sure Mercedes-Benz Stadium will do just fine without selling Chick-fil-A on Sundays, but I know I would be very disappointed walking past a dark Chick-fil-A booth every Sunday.