Chick-fil-A, Inc. announces Cole Donahoo as local franchise owner of the third Las Vegas-area Chick-fil-A restaurant

Chick-fil-A, Inc. announces Cole Donahoo as local franchise owner of the third Las Vegas-area Chick-fil-A restaurant


LAS VEGAS, 2017-Jan-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Cole Donahoo as the local franchise owner of the third Las Vegas-area Chick-fil-A restaurant. Donahoo will oversee day-to-day operations of the business, employing more than 100 full- and part-time team members, cultivating relationships with local schools, organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A at I-15 and Sahara will be located at 2477 S. Rancho Drive and is slated to open in early spring 2017.

It was his entrepreneurial spirit that first drew Cole Donahoo to Chick-fil-A. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Donahoo started his career in sales and marketing. After taking time away to care for his ailing parents, he felt pulled to own his own business like his parents had when he was a child.

Everything fell into place the day Donahoo stopped by Chick-fil-A for lunch and discovered that an old friend was the franchise owner. He worked as a manager of his friend’s restaurant for a year before joining Chick-fil-A’s Interim Manager program. Donahoo later opened his own Chick-fil-A restaurant in Torrance, Calif. where he’s been since 2011. Excited for a new challenge, Donahoo is relocating to open one of Chick-fil-A’s first restaurants in the Las Vegas area.

“Not only do I love Las Vegas, but I love that this restaurant could be someone’s first Chick-fil-A experience,” said Donahoo. “When guests step through my door, I want them to know that they’ll be taken care of. We look forward to meeting and building relationships with our future customers and becoming involved in the city’s many business and civic organizations. We invite everyone to join us for great food and service when we open in 2017.”

Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A is known for hiring, developing and retaining young talent, offering a supportive workplace with opportunities for leadership development, promotions that lead to management roles, respect for work-life balance and competitive wages. Chick-fil-A at I-15 and Sahara will employ approximately 100 full- and part-time team members. To help its team members pay for college, the restaurant will offer the opportunity for college scholarships through Chick-fil-A’s newly announced national scholarship initiative, Remarkable Futures. Remarkable Futures more than doubles the company’s investment in team members’ college educations – providing $4.9 million in scholarships in 2017 alone. While Chick-fil-A has offered scholarships for more than 40 years, the enhanced initiative increases the amount of funding per recipient, allowing students to receive up to $25,000 in scholarships to be applied at any accredited institution of their choice, including online and on-campus formats, and can be combined with tuition discounts and other benefits at more than 70 partner colleges and universities nationwide. As with all Chick-fil-A restaurants, team members are also guaranteed Sundays off. Those interested in joining the Chick-fil-A at I-15 and Sahara team can apply beginning in February. For more information on Remarkable Futures, visit

Premium Ingredients and Fresh, Handmade Food
Nearly everything on the Chick-fil-A menu is made from scratch daily, including salads made from whole vegetables and fruits that are hand-chopped throughout the day. The lemonade is fresh-squeezed and is made from three simple ingredients: lemon, sugar and water. Like all Chick-fil-A restaurants, the chicken served at Chick-fil-A I-15 and Sahara will be 100 percent whole breast meat, without any fillers, hormones or additives. Each chicken breast is hand-breaded to order and pressure cooked in 100 percent refined peanut oil, which is naturally trans-fat- and cholesterol-free. By the end of 2019, every Chick-fil-A restaurant will serve chicken raised without antibiotics.

About Chick-fil-A, Inc. 

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1964 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,000 restaurants in 46 states and Washington, D.C. Chick-fil-A system sales exceeded $6 billion in 2015, which marks 48 consecutive years of sales growth. Chick-fil-A earned a top spot in the 2015 Customer Service Hall of Fame for the second year in a row and is the only quick service restaurant to make the Customer Service Hall of Fame. The company was also the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 “Best Companies to Work For” by 24/7 Wall Street. More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain’s website located at

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Chick-fil-A, Inc. to provide even greater educational assistance to team members through Remarkable Futures starting in 2017

ATLANTA, Ga., 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — It all started in 1973. Based on Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy’s desire to see team members achieve their fullest potential, Chick-fil-A, Inc. began awarding college scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education. Through the years, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has awarded approximately $36 million to more than 36,000 team members nationwide. Starting in 2017, Chick-fil-A, Inc. is expanding its educational assistance initiative, known as Remarkable Futures, to provide even greater educational assistance to team members.

Through Remarkable Futures, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will provide scholarships to more than 1,850 team members a year nationwide with the opportunity to earn up to $25,000[1] to attend the college, university or vocational/technical school of their choice, as well as access to tuition discounts and other educational benefits at participating institutions.

Starting January 2, 2017, eligible Chick-fil-A team members can apply for any of three new of educational assistance opportunities:

Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship

In 2017, 1,850 students will have an opportunity to receive a $2,500 scholarship, with the ability to re-apply for up to four years – for a potential total of up to $10,000 for college while serving as Chick-fil-A team member. These scholarships will be awarded to Chick-fil-A team members based on leadership, academic achievement and community involvement.

True Inspiration Scholarship

In 2017, 12 students will have an opportunity to receive an individual, one-time award of up to $25,000. These scholarships will be awarded based on leadership, academic achievement, community involvement, along with demonstrated financial need.

Educational Assistance Opportunities

In addition to scholarships, Chick-fil-A is offering access to tuition discounts and other benefits for team members at more than 70 colleges and universities across the country, which can be combined with either of the above scholarships. Opportunities and eligibility vary by school, but benefits tuition discounts up to 30 percent and are effective immediately.

How can I apply?

If you are a Chick-fil-A team member, talk with your restaurant Operator or manager about eligibility requirements. The application process opens January 2, 2017, and closes on March 10, 2017, at 11:59 PM ET. Scholarship recipients will be notified in the spring, and funds will be sent to the applicable educational institutions in the summer to offset the cost of tuition for the academic year.

If you are not a restaurant team member, contact your local Chick-fil-A restaurant to learn more about job opportunities.

[1] The specific terms and conditions of any awarded scholarships will be different for team members of  Chick-fil-A Franchisees, team members of Chick-fil-A, Inc. Operated Restaurants, and team members of STC Brand Restaurants. Eligible Team members can earn up to a lifetime maximum of $25,000 in scholarships from Chick-fil-A, Inc.

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Chick-fil-A, Inc. broke ground at future site of its first stand-alone location in city of Las Vegas



ATLANTA, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. broke ground today (SEPTEMBER 20, 2016) at the future site of its first stand-alone location in the city of Las Vegas. The restaurant will be located at the northeast corner of Sahara Avenue and Rancho Drive, and is the third Chick-fil-A location opening in the Las Vegas area in 2017.

“We are thrilled to be one step closer to joining the Las Vegas community,” said Don Ikeler, Director of Design and Construction for Chick-fil-A, Inc. “I know I can speak on behalf of our future local franchise owners when I say we are looking forward to being a home away from home for our guests and serving great food with genuine hospitality.”

The Las Vegas restaurant is the third of three Chick-fil-A restaurants slated to open in the Las Vegas area in 2017, with the first two restaurants opening in Henderson earlier in the year.


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