Iconic Charlotte Restaurant, Price’s Chicken Coop, Closing After 59 Years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After 59 years of business, Price’s Chicken Coop, an iconic fried chicken restaurant in Charlotte is closing it’s doors at the end of the week.

The restaurant made an announcement Thursday morning on Facebook that their business would be closing due to the labor shortage, rising food costs, food quality and another coin shortage. These factors have led to the business’ finals day being on Saturday, June 19.

“It is with heavy hearts that The Chicken Coop has decided to close our doors after 59 years of business…,” the restaurant said in a Facebook post. “We thank everybody for their support and business over the years.”

The post closed with well wishes to all of their supports over the years.

Within two hours the Facebook post was shared over 5,500 times. Following the announcement, the line to get a last taste of the food from the staple restaurant stretched for blocks.