BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The first Chick-fil-A restaurant to open in Alabama nearly 50 years ago is closing.
Jerry Cotney, who owns the restaurant at Brookwood Village mall in metro Birmingham, announced the shutdown in a social media post.
He says the once-popular shopping venue is no longer thriving.
The restaurant opened under another owner in 1974, just seven years after Truett Cathy launched the first Chick-fil-A at a mall in metro Atlanta.
The company website shows it now has more than 100 locations in Alabama.