Don't believe everything you read on the internet, kids.

Last night, we saw a guy named Brandon KingScooby Bartie posting on Facebook that Ball's Fried Chicken was open at the Common Street location in Lake Charles.

He posted pictures of what appeared to be a typical serving of chicken you would get when you order there. Facebook exploded with comments, and over 300 people shared the post. We had our suspicions from the start, but as we began reading through what people were saying, we started to figure out that the famed local favorite may not be open.

Here is the original post:


We did a little investigation of our own and luckily, we know the owner of Ball's Fried Chicken and talked to the source. They confirmed that neither the Ball's Fried Chicken location on Enterprise Boulevard nor the one on Common Street are open. While they are steadily working to open their doors to customers again, they are still closed for repairs from the hurricanes.

So we all got our hopes up for nothing. Unfortunately, we don't have an exact timeline on when we'll be able to get our hands on some of their delicious chicken again, but it shouldn't be too much longer. Stay strong, Southwest Louisiana. We'll get through this.

We can't wait for that day when we will get to welcome back one of our great local businesses.

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