The popular KFC in Manhattan’s Financial District is the last remaining of its kind, the company announced on Tuesday.
The eatery, which opened in September 2014, is now closed to the public.
The decision comes amid heightened concerns about foodborne illnesses in New Yorkers and New York’s other major food markets.
“We are deeply sorry that the KFC location in Manhattan is no longer in business,” KFC USA said in a statement.
“We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this closure.”
“While we will continue to work closely with the New York State Department of Health and the Department of Food and Agriculture to assist with the foodborne illness response, the location in Midtown Manhattan is now no longer open to the general public,” the statement said.
“Please call our toll free number, 1-800-933-2428, to find out when you can return your food.”
The company said it will donate 10% of the profits from the closure to food banks.
KFC USA’s closure is the first of its type in New Jersey.
The state has had similar issues, with two other locations in the state, the last one in the Hudson River, closing in March.
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie called for the closure of all KFC locations in New Brunswick on Monday.
The company says it has “no plans to reopen any of its New Jersey restaurants, as we continue to focus on our safety efforts.”
In February, KFC announced that it was closing its first two locations in Buffalo and New Jersey, and two in Rochester, New York.
In September, the restaurant chain closed its New York branch in the Bronx.
The New York Times reported on the New Jersey closures in March, citing sources close to the company.