Fast-food chains are mysteriously closing, and Chick-fil-A is the latest to get hit

Chick-fil-A/ FacebookChick-fil-A closed two restaurants due to a supplier problem.
  • Chick-fil-A temporarily closed two restaurants this week because they ran out of chicken due to a problem with a supplier.
  • The closings are the latest in a recent string of supplier issues affecting fast-food chains.
  • In-N-Out temporarily closed all 37 of its restaurants in Texas earlier this month, saying it had a quality issue with its hamburger buns.
  • As reports of In-N-Out’s closings emerged, Whataburger and Raising Cane’s stopped selling buns and Texas toast, also citing quality issues.

Chick-fil-A temporarily closed two restaurants in Texas this week due to an issue with one of its suppliers, the company said.

The problem left the restaurants without any chicken – the main ingredient in most of Chick-fil-A’s dishes – to serve customers, according to a Facebook post from one of the closed locations.

At least two restaurants affected by the problem shut down on Monday, the Beaumont Enterprise reports.

“Due to a vendor error that caused us to have a lack of chicken products delivered today we chose to close for the day,” the Facebook post said.

The closings are the lastest in a string of recent supplier-related issues to hit fast-food chains.

In-N-Out temporarily closed all 37 of its restaurants in Texas earlier this month, saying it had a quality issue with its hamburger buns.

Around the same time, Whataburger and Raising Cane’s stopped selling buns and Texas toast. The chains didn’t shut down any restaurants, but simply stopped serving those ingredients.

Whataburger told Fox News that there weren’t any health risks to customers.

“We voluntarily removed white buns and Texas Toast from some of our restaurants in the DFW area, East and West Texas, Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas because of a quality issue with one of our suppliers,” the company said. “There’s no health risk at all, rather an impact on our bun’s flavour caused by an unbalance in the yeast, and we want to make sure our customers get the best product.”

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