There are certain things that you can take to the bank you’ll NEVER hear: 1. Wow, that politician is being 100% honest 2. I bet no one will want to hire that Harvard graduate and 3. That Chick-Fil-A is going out of business. Seriously, Pizza Hut? Yes. Burger King? Yes. Chick-Fil-A? Are you blind? Drive by ANY of these places at mealtime and it appears as if $100 bills are being handed out first-come/first-served. So, when I read that one of these was indeed closing in Gastonia, I was beyond stunned. I mean, the only reason a Chick-Fil-A is EVER closed is when that day that ends in “y” is Sunday, right?
It’s true, though. The Chick-fil-A location at Franklin Square in Gastonia will indeed permanently close, effective June 15. This will cost 117 people their jobs. The bad news, according to Chick-Fil-A’s corporate office, store closings do not guarantee these people new job placement in other stores. And, in fact this would be difficult for locals as it’s currently Gastonia’s sole location. Now, before there is widespread panic over “The Gashouse” losing its one and only CFA, In January, The Gaston Gazette reported that construction company A & A Grading & Hauling Inc. was demolishing the old Ruby Tuesday on Cox Road (off Interstate 85) to build a new Chick-fil-A store.