Embattled Manhattan Chick-fil-A Reopens

Chick Fil A NYC
AP

New York City's first stand-alone Chick-fil-A reopened its doors Tuesday.

The fast-food chicken restaurant voluntarily shut last week after being cited for several health code violations that would have earned it a "C" rating from the city.

"Chick-fil-A at 37th and 6th has re-opened for business. We opened on Jan. 5 at 6:30 a.m. following the completion of our voluntary shut-down to perform maintenance and facilities updates," the company said in a statement.   

The chain closed the restaurant last week so it could correct the issues — primarily "the presence of fruit flies."

A sign posted on the door said the restaurant was closed for "restaurant maintenance and facility updates," and that it would reopen at 6:30 a.m. Monday.

But in a statement Monday, Chick-fil-A said there was "a little more work to be done" and would remain closed until it feels everything "exceeds standards."

The Chick-fil-A opened in early October and was the first location in Manhattan. 

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