New bill would require seven-day service at Thruway rest stop restaurants
A new bill introduced at the state Capitol would require any food service location at Thruway rest stops to stay open seven days a week.
That’s something that directly challenges Chick-fil-A – a staple at many of the newly renovated rest stops.
The restaurant chain is well-known nationwide for closing on Sundays, a practice that’s been in place since the first restaurant first opened in 1946.
The bill would “require food services at transportation facilities and rest areas owned and operated by certain public authorities remain open seven days a week.”
The bill goes on to say public service areas should use their space to most benefit the public.