Chick-Fil-A announced they’ll be closing their IUPUI Campus Center location at the end of the 2016 spring semester. When asked why they were closing, Chick-Fil-A spokesman Nick Riviera said, “While business at IUPUI has been great, it’s basically been too great. We’re getting crushed by the overwhelming demand for our chicken.”
This should come as no surprise to students who had grown accustomed to waiting in long lines for their chicken sandwiches.
“I feel like the sky is falling now that Chick-Fil-A is closing. I had scholarship offers from other schools, but I came to IUPUI based on the promise of chicken sandwiches for lunch every day,” freshman biology student Clarissa Tweedy said.
After breaking the news to administrators in a secret meeting, Chancellor Paydar’s office said, “We know a lot of students will be disappointed by Chick-Fil-A flying the coop, but we’re confident we can find a viable replacement that students will love.”
“Right now we’re looking into a kale fusion restaurant based out of Ontario called ‘Jonah and the Kale.’ We think students will really love it,” the chancellor’s office said.
Chick-Fil-A spokesman Riviera added that while students will surely be disappointed by this news, “it’s better to take this announcement with a grain of salt given the date of its announcement.”
Upon hearing that Chick-Fil-A will be closing it’s IUPUI location Tweedy said, “To be honest, yes. I have already started looking into transferring to Ball State. My friend goes there and she said they have two Chick-Fil-As and they’re opening a third in June.”