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Chick-fil-A temporarily closing dining room seating over coronavirus

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Posted at 6:39 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 06:41:39-04

Chick-fil-A announced Sunday night it will be closing its dining room seating in all restaurants across the nation over coronavirus concerns.

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The company said the move is only temporary and would take different forms at different locations. Some of the restaurants may only offer service through the drive-thrus, while others may be able to offer takeout, delivery or mobile order options.

The company said these changes will help limit person-to-person contact.

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On Friday, Chick-fil-A closed all playgrounds to help focus heightened sanitation efforts in other areas of the restaurant, started serving meals in carry-out packaging. The drive-thru also stopped offering a printed menu. The company said then that beverage refill service may also change though it's unclear what form that change could take.

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