Chick-fil-A selected entrepreneur Blake Dennard as the local franchise owner of its restaurant at the Somerset Collection in Troy

Chick-fil-A selected entrepreneur Blake Dennard as the local franchise owner of its restaurant at the Somerset Collection in Troy
Chick-fil-A selected entrepreneur Blake Dennard as the local franchise owner of its restaurant at the Somerset Collection in Troy

TROY, Mich., 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected entrepreneur Blake Dennard as the local franchise owner of one of its first Chick-fil-A restaurants in Michigan – Chick-fil-A at the Somerset Collection in Troy.

With the restaurant located in the mall’s food court at 2800 W. Big Beaver Rd. projected to open this fall, Dennard will oversee day-to-day activities of the business, employ more than 50 full- and part-time team members, and cultivate relationships with Troy schools, neighboring businesses, and restaurant guests.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Dennard spent the last few years traveling the country as part of Chick-fil-A’s Leadership Development Program serving as both an Interim Manager and Grand Opening Supervisor. He began his Chick-fil-A career in his home state of Kentucky, working along-side his father who is the franchise-owner of the Georgetown Chick-fil-A restaurant. Dennard is thrilled to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Chick-fil-A Operator and introduce Chick-fil-A to the people of Michigan.

“I am so honored to be opening my Chick-fil-A restaurant in Troy.” Dennard said. “I look forward to welcoming guests to experience the great food, service and hospitality Chick-fil-A is known for.”

The restaurant will employ 50 full- and part-time team members across all parts of the business who will be hired locally and paid above minimum wage. To help its team members pay for college, the restaurant will also offer the opportunity for college scholarships through the restaurant company’s national scholarship program, which has provided more than $34 million to its team members since its inception. As with all Chick-fil-A restaurants, team members are guaranteed Sundays off. Those interested in joining the Chick-fil-A at the Somerset Collection team can apply by visiting

Nearly everything on Chick-fil-A’s 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 at Somerset Collection 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.

Guests are encouraged to visit the restaurant’s Facebook page for the latest information leading up to the grand opening.

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 2,035 restaurants in 43 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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Source: Chick-fil-A


NCR’s Digital Insight unveils SaaS-based product that helps financial institutions to serve the growing entrepreneur and small business market

New solution gives community banks and credit unions an opportunity to cater to the growing entrepreneur and small business market

DULUTH, Ga., 2015-12-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Digital Insight, an NCR company and leader in digital banking solutions, released Business Banking, a SaaS-based product that enables financial institutions to deliver differentiated experiences for their business customers through one segmented platform. Designed from the ground up, this new product provides a seamless, personalized experience for business customers in the office, on the road, or at the branch – all on the same platform as consumer banking.

With 28 million small businesses in the Unites States and growing, the opportunity for community banks and credit unions to serve them is tremendous. With Business Banking, financial institutions can uniquely position themselves by offering small businesses a single platform that allows them to scale from retail to business with the right set of financial tools. Business Banking was created to be a business experience that is easy for financial institutions to administer and intuitive for their business customers/members.

“Having different solutions for businesses of different sizes can be challenging and costly for a financial institution. They have to juggle multiple vendors, different logins and user experiences,” said David Potterton, director of Digital Insight’s Business Banking Solutions. “Now our financial institution customers can offer their small business and entrepreneurial customers one scalable, easy-to-use solution that fits their diverse needs.”

Features include:

  • Usability: Allows financial institutions to easily administer a differentiated experience that is intuitive for the business customer and designed specifically for businesses.
  • Scalable: The solution appeals to a wide range of business needs from small business to mid-market.
  • Flexible entitlements, security and control: Provides financial institutions with streamlined administrative control that’s more in line with Retail and Business Banking, delivered on one, segmented platform.
  • Single sign-on: Digital Insight works with best-in-class vendors for business bill pay, mobile remote deposit capture and online statements as an initial delivery.

“Digital Insight was very responsive to our unique Member Business needs,” said Tim Taffe, SVP, Business Banking Solutions, Thrivent Federal Credit Union. “They were with us every step of the way as we migrated to them for our online Business Banking solution.”

Digital Insight Business Banking will be generally available at the end of 2015.

About Digital Insight
Digital Insight, an NCR company, helps banks and credit unions achieve their goals and grow by offering innovative online and mobile banking solutions that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage their money. Our proven banking innovations give financial institutions the flexibility and control to engage more, increase retention and cross-sell effectively.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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