Ever since they served their first chicken sandwich, the Chick-Fil-A on Ward Parkway has thrived as a second home to many of the students at Rockhurst High School. While it may appear as nothing other than another fast food restaurant, Chick-Fil-A continues to deliver a constant, quality meal time and time again. Aside from the support received from Rockhurst, Chick-Fil-A has held a reputation of being one of the busiest restaurants on Ward Parkway, until now.
In early August, Chick-Fil-A announced that they would be closing their restaurant for nearly 2 months beginning on August 23rd. Not only did this mean that the restaurant would be losing an influx of business, but it also sent the students of Rockhurst into a frenzy. When asked about his opinion on the upcoming renovation, junior Eric Lasala was quoted saying, “At first I was surprised, but then I started freaking out. What am I supposed to eat now?” From an additional point of view, when asked about his opinion on the matter, junior and recent vegetarian convert Jack Cusick explained that” I think it’s a good plan because that means less meat for the people. I think its a positive influence on all Rockhurst students, everybody should do their part and begin to cut meat out of their diets.
While this sudden closing may cause some annoyance to Chick-Fil-A’s consumers, this sudden turn of actions is not without probable cause. Chick-Fil-A’s drive-thru often becomes far too busy due to high consumption rates. This usually results in the drive-thru becoming so crowded that the growing line of cars begins to continue into the next lot over. The renovation plans to add an additional drive-thru lane to the fast-food mogul. With any luck, the new addition to the beloved fast-food restaurant will keep Chick-Fil-A thriving far better than before, for many more school years to come.