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This will a familiar site at Fiserv Forum on Sundays.

Settle down, the Chick-fil-A at Fiserv Forum isn't closed

Shock. Confusion. General crabbiness. Those were the sentiments outside section 105 on Sunday, Jan. 6 at Fiserv Forum.

These emotions weren't flowing because Marquette couldn't shake Xavier; the then-16th ranked Golden Eagles easily cut down the Musketeers, 70-52. The confusion came from the arena's Chick-fil-A stand being closed. Completely closed – with signage down, every poster put away save for an entirely new sign, promoting "Fry Haus," taking their place. People were sad.

As I walked by, I watched as fans frowned and took pictures. For a moment, I was baffled. How could the stand with the longest lines at the new arena be closed?

Then, I remembered: It was Sunday. Sunday, a day of rest for many and a day of closed restaurants for all Chick-fil-A stores.

According to its site, Chick-fil-A has been closed on Sundays since 1946, a practice established by its founder Truett Cathy to allow employees a day of rest and worship. It has, on several occasions, opened on Sundays, as "sometimes operators make exceptions when their communities are in need."

So, Sundays at Fiserv Forum mean no Chick-fil-A for you. Everywhere else is still open, however, so on that particular Sunday, I walked over to Gold Rush and got my chicken there instead. Nothing like a Miller Lite, chicken strips, biscuits and gravy for breakfast!

So, if you're heading to the Bucks game on Sunday, March 17 – the next time the team plays on a Sunday at home – or to the Marquette game on Sunday, Jan. 20 against the Providence Friars, be warned: no Chick-fil-A for you. But don't worry; there are many, many other fine options for your to feast on.

And Sunday, March 17 isn't only St. Patrick's Day; it's Bucks scarf day as all fans get a very cool Bucks scarf while the team plays the high-flying 76ers. No Chick-Fil-A but great NBA basketball and a free scarf feels like a fair trade.


blurondo | Jan. 19, 2019 at 1:25 p.m. (report)

In addition to being closed on Sunday, Chick-fil-A's charitable endeavor, the S. Truett Cathy-operated WinShape Foundation, has donated millions of dollars to political organizations seen by LGBT activists as hostile to LGBT rights.

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