Chick-fil-A names local franchise owner of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Westfield Century City Mall

Chick-fil-A names local franchise owner of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Westfield Century City Mall

 

LOS ANGELES, 2017-Jul-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected local resident Robert Peterson as the local franchise owner of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Westfield Century City Mall, which is slated to open for business on Aug. 10. Peterson will oversee day-to-day activities of the business, employing approximately 50 full- and part-time team members, cultivating relationships with local schools, organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A at Westfield Century City Mall, located at 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. in the newly renovated mall, will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Locally Owned and Operated

Born and raised in Pasadena, Peterson is excited to remain in Southern California to open the Westfield Century City Mall Chick-fil-A with his wife, Emily, and foster son. Peterson earned a degree in English from Azusa Pacific University and comes to Chick-fil-A with a variety of leadership experience, including his most recent role as Senior Leadership Director at the East Colorado Blvd. Chick-fil-A in Pasadena. He looks forward to extending those leadership skills to his own Team Members when his restaurant opens in August.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to open my own Chick-fil-A here in a city that I love and to be part of the community at Westfield Century City Mall and the Westside,” Peterson says. “I look forward to creating a fun, rewarding workplace and to serving our guests hand-crafted food with remarkable hospitality.”

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, respecting work-life balance and offering competitive wages. The Chick-fil-A at Westfield Century City Mall will employ approximately 50 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 national scholarship initiative, Remarkable Futures. Announced in late-2016, Remarkable Futures builds on the company’s 30+ year tradition of offering scholarships, and more than doubles the company’s prior investment in team members’ college educations – offering almost $9 million in scholarships in 2017 alone. Students have the opportunity to receive up to $25,000 in individual scholarships to be applied at any accredited institution of their choice, including online and on-campus formats, and funds can be combined with tuition discounts and other benefits at more than 70 partner colleges and universities nationwide. For more information on Remarkable Futures, visit chick-fil-a.com/scholarships. As with all Chick-fil-A restaurants, team members are also guaranteed Sundays off.

Those interested in joining the Chick-fil-A at Westfield Century City Mall team can email cfacenturycitytalent@gmail.com.

Premium Ingredients and Fresh, Handmade Food

Nearly everything on the Chick-fil-A menu is made from scratch daily, including salads made from fresh fruit and vegetables that are hand-chopped throughout the day. The restaurant’s signature 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 the Westfield Century City Mall Chick-fil-A 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.

Responsible sourcing goes beyond Chick-fil-A ingredients and includes sustainable efforts throughout the restaurant. Among other efforts, today the equivalent of more than 4.5 million recycled plastic bottles have been remade into clothing worn by more than 100,000 restaurant team members across the country.

Commitment to Customer Service

With a longstanding tradition in the restaurant industry for setting the highest standards in customer service, Chick-fil-A recently earned a top spot in the Customer Service Hall of Fame for the third year in a row and is the only quick service restaurant to make the top five of the Customer Service Hall of Fame. The company has also earned recognition as one of America’s “Most Inspiring Companies” by Forbes Magazine, one of America’s “Top 20 Most Admired Brands” by The Harris Poll and “Top Fast Food Chicken Chain” by Consumer Reports, among other honors.
For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the company’s food, people and customers across the country, visit chick-fil-a.com.

About Chick-fil-A, Inc. 
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 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 2,100 restaurants in 46 states and Washington, D.C.

Chick-fil-A system sales reached nearly $8 billion in 2016, which marks 49 consecutive years of sales growth. In 2016, Chick-fil-A was named the Technomic Consumer’s Choice for “providing value through service” and QSR Magazine named the company “the most polite restaurant in the country” in its annual drive-thru report. Chick-fil-A was also recognized in 2015 as America’s “Top Chicken Restaurant Brand” by The Harris Poll and the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 “Best Companies to Work For” by 24/7 Wall Street. in 2016. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com.

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Local resident Casey Meadows named franchise owner of Montana’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant

Local resident Casey Meadows named franchise owner of Montana’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant
Local resident Casey Meadows named franchise owner of Montana’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant

 

KALISPELL, Mont., 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Local resident and entrepreneur Casey Meadows has been named franchise owner of Montana’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant. With the restaurant slated to open for business Nov. 17, hiring for approximately 120 full- and part-time team members has begun this week. Meadows will oversee day-to-day activities of the business, cultivating relationships with Kalispell schools, organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving local guests.

Meadows, a Georgia native who previously owned a Chick-fil-A franchise in Corona, Calif., is no stranger to a new frontier. In 2004, Meadows and his wife Jan moved to California where they have witnessed Chick-fil-A grow from four to more than 100 stand-alone restaurants in the state. During their 12 years of operating the Hidden Valley Parkway Chick-fil-A, the Meadows were highly involved in their community, holding fundraisers for local schools, supporting charitable causes and serving as treasurer for both the Corona Fire Safety Foundation and Corona Police Community Partnership. Casey’s extensive community engagement has been acknowledged with dozens of awards including being named the first recipient of the Champion of Children Award by Unity – a group of 35 non-profit organizations united in their common mission of helping kids. “We are overjoyed to make beautiful, metro Kalispell our new home,” said Meadows. “Jan and I are honored to have the opportunity to introduce and reconnect guests to Chick-fil-A’s great food, service and hospitality. We can’t wait to meet and serve this wonderful community.”

Known throughout the company for his commitment to developing young people, Meadows got his start with Chick-fil-A at the age of 15 when he became a team member at a Chick-fil-A in Macon, Ga. In fact, Meadows was a recipient himself of the Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship that has grown to nearly $37.8 million being awarded to nearly 37,800 team members since 1973. Chick-fil-A just announced this month that it will more than double its commitment to restaurant team members with the Remarkable Futures initiative– providing $4.9 million in annual scholarships starting in 2017. Scholarships will be available in three categories, ranging from $2,500 to $25,000, and will be based on leadership, community involvement and academic achievement. Additional details can be found at www.chick-fil-a.com/scholarships.

Chick-fil-A strives to offer all employees and staff a supportive workplace with opportunities for leadership development, promotions that lead to management roles, competitive wages and respect for work-life balance. Interested candidates can visit the hiring trailer at the new restaurant where applications will be taken from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For additional information on hiring, visit the restaurant’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ChickfilAKalispell/.

Chick-fil-A is known for its menu of fresh, hand-crafted food and offers a variety of options for guests of all ages. Signature items include a hand-breaded, boneless chicken breast sandwich, Waffle Potato Fries and hand-spun milkshakes. The restaurant uses only premium ingredients and makes many of its menu items from scratch in the restaurant each day, including hand-chopped salads and fresh-squeezed lemonade. The Kalispell Chick-fil-A is one of 104 new restaurants opening across the country in 2016, creating more than 9,000 new jobs. For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the company’s food, people and customers across the country, visit Inside.Chick-fil-A.com.

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 2,075 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 2016 Customer Service Hall of Fame for the third year in a row and is the only quick service restaurant to make the top five of 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, and the only restaurant brand rated “excellent” in the 2016 Temkin Emotion Ratings study. More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain’s website located at www.chick-fil-a.com.

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Jackie Jags
Chick-fil-A, Inc.
jackie.jags@cfacorp.com
404-765-7833

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CP Communications
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678-714.0340
404.375.7882 cell

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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 www.cfatroycareers.com.

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 www.chick-fil-a.com.

Contact:
Brenda Morrow
(404) 272-9381
Email: brenda.morrow@cfacorp.com
Twitter: @ChickfilANews

Source: Chick-fil-A

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Chick-fil-A selected Michigan native Kate McNerney as the local franchise owner of one of its first restaurants in Michigan

Chick-fil-A selected Michigan native Kate McNerney as the local franchise owner of one of its first restaurants in Michigan

Chick-fil-A selected Michigan native Kate McNerney as the local franchise owner of one of its first restaurants in Michigan

 

LANSING, Mich., 2016-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Michigan native Kate McNerney as the local franchise owner of one of its first Chick-fil-A restaurants in Michigan – Chick-fil-A at Lansing.

With the restaurant under construction at 5617 W. Saginaw Hwy. slated to open this fall, McNerney will oversee day-to-day activities of the business, employ more than 100 full- and part-time team members, and cultivate relationships with Lansing schools, neighboring businesses, and restaurant guests.

McNerney graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and later earned a Master of Public Administration from Central Michigan University. Before becoming a Chick-fil-A Operator, she served in the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserves in Dayton, Ohio. While there, McNerney spent time at the Chick-fil-A at Beavercreek restaurant learning from Operator Rex Brooking. She also spent time early in her career as an assistant manager and event coordinator for Centennial Hall, a banquet hall and catering business in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. McNerney is eager to bring her culinary knowledge and hospitality experience to the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Lansing.

Relocating back to Michigan with her husband, Joe, and their children, Hannah, David and Miriam, is a dream come true for McNerney. Having grown up just one hour from the Lansing location, she is extremely passionate about leading the charge to introduce Chick-fil-A to the great state of Michigan.

“I am thrilled to be returning home to Michigan to open my own Chick-fil-A restaurant,” McNerney says. “My family and I hope to become active members of the Lansing community and look forward to serving our guests soon.”

The restaurant will employ 100 full- and part-time team members in all areas of the business who will be hired locally and paid competitively. 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 Lansing team can apply by visiting www.cfalansingcareers.com or by stopping by the restaurant between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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 Lansing 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 www.chick-fil-a.com.

Contact:
Corporate Media Hotline: (800) 404-7196
Email: cfapressroom@chick-fil-a.com
Twitter: @ChickfilANews

Source: Chick-fil-A

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