First-ever Chick-fil-A restaurant location is closing this weekend for good

ATLANTA — The first Chick-fil-A restaurant to ever open appears to be shutting its doors down for good.

A Channel 2 Action News photographer spotted signs posted at the location at the Greenbriar Mall. The message said that it will serve it last original Chick-fil-a sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The sign also pointed customers to visit nearby locations at Camp Creek Parkway and Cascade Road.

The restaurant’s Facebook page lists the location as “permanently closed.”

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The Greenbriar Chick-fil-a has served southwest Atlanta since 1967. Customers told Channel 2 that they’re not ready to see it go.

“That was one of the first and I remember going as a kid. I’m 58, so it’s heartbreaking,” customer Toni Ingram said. Channel 2 Action News reached out to Chick-fil-a on Tuesday and Wednesday for an official statement and we are waiting to hear back.


The Dwarf House, opened by Truett Cathy and his brother Samuel in 1946, is the home of the original Chick-fil-a Sandwich; however, the Greenbriar Mall was the first Chick-fil-A specific restaurant, according to the company’s website.

The original franchise operator was Doris Williams, previously ran a local school’s cafeteria.

The first free-standing Chick-fil-A outside a mall wouldn’t open until 1986 in Atlanta.

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