Toronto's first Chick-fil-A location officially opened its doors at the corner of Yonge and Bloor last week. Since then, Chick-fil-A Toronto has continued to be a massive hit. Lineups wrap around the front door of the fast-food chain nearly a week after its opening, though its booming popularity appears to be coming at a cost.
Streets surrounding Chick-fil-A have become littered with soggy wrappers, discarded containers and plastic cups. It’s become clear that customers are tossing their leftovers on the ground after finishing their meals. Hayden Street, a street beside the new fast-food joint, in particular, is littered with chicken sandwich scraps.
Earlier this month, a mouse was filmed skittering around the floor of the restaurant days just one day before its opening. Although, Toronto officials later confirmed to media that the sighting was not considered a public health concern.
Here are some photos of the trash in question.
In a statement to Narcity from Wilson Yang, Operator at Chick-fil-A Yonge and Bloor, the restaurant chain had this to say on the matter:
“Inside the restaurant at Yonge & Bloor we’re working to minimize waste by collecting empty containers from our guests and using trash compactors. Toronto is a beautiful city and we encourage our guests to properly dispose of their food packaging when they leave the restaurant too. We’ve also had team members collect trash outside on a regular basis.”*
Narcity has also reached out to the City of Toronto about how they plan to curb the growing litter problem outside of the popular new restaurant.
*This article has been updated.