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Chick-fil-A Announces New Maryland Heights Restaurant, Opening Jan. 11

January 5, 2024

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Restaurant Brings Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes with Free Chick-fil-A Entrées for a Year 

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (Jan. 5, 2024) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Maryland Heights community on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Carter Griffin as the local Owner-Operator of Chick-fil-A Maryland Heights.   

Located at 12607 Dorsett Road, Chick-fil-A Maryland Heights will be open for dine-in, drive-thru and carry-out from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Maryland Heights can place an order for pickup, dine-in or delivery on the Chick-fil-A® App or online. The new restaurant will also feature Mobile Thru, a fully dedicated lane in the drive-thru where guests can pick up orders placed on the Chick- fil-A App. When joining the Chick-fil-A One® tiered membership program, Chick-fil-A One members receive points on every qualifying purchase, which can be used to redeem available rewards. Visit to view delivery options in your area.  

The Maryland Heights restaurant joins more than 20 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider St. Louis market.   

Locally Owned and Operated  
As full-time, hands-on leaders in their restaurants and communities, Chick-fil-A Owner-Operators proudly reside in the communities in which they serve.   

In Maryland Heights, Griffin will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 100 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.   

As a student-athlete on the Swimming & Diving team at the University of Missouri, some of Griffin’s fondest team memories are enjoying a Chick-fil-A breakfast after early morning Friday practices.   

“I’d wake up to go swim for two hours, then enjoy a Spicy Chicken Biscuit with Hash Browns,” said Griffin. “It seemed like such a little thing, but that tradition helped me stay positive during long hours in the pool.”   

For Griffin, the restaurant industry runs in his family, but he had no idea that serving in various Chick-fil-A Team Member roles would ultimately lead to a career. Taking his leadership lessons from the pool to the restaurant, Griffin worked as a Team Member for four years after college graduation – first serving as the Drive-Thru Director at Chick-fil-A Stadium Boulevard in Columbia, Missouri and then working for his father, Don Griffin, the local Owner-Operator of Chick-fil-A Parker in Parker, Colorado.   

In 2021, Griffin entered the Chick-fil-A® Leadership Development Program to support Operators opening new restaurants across the country, and in 2023, was selected as the local Owner-Operator of Chick-fil-A Maryland Heights.   

Particularly as a new father, he looks forward to serving the Maryland Heights community and providing an environment where Guests can spend quality time with their family and neighbors.   

“From swimming competitively to my journey from Team Member to Owner-Operator, I am passionate about creating an environment full of care, excellence and camaraderie for our Team Members,” said Griffin. “I’ve had so many special experiences at Chick-fil-A over the years, and I look forward to our restaurant being a place where the Maryland Heights community can create many wonderful memories, like I did.”   

Caring for the Maryland Heights Community  
In celebration of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has donated $25,000 to Feeding America to support local hunger relief efforts of St. Louis Area Foodbank, a Feeding America partner food bank, in honor of the new restaurant.  

In addition, Chick-fil-A Maryland Heights is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Maryland Heights area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A entrées for a year.  

Griffin’s restaurant will plan to participate in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table® program, an initiative that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and nonprofits in need. To date, more than 23 million meals have been created from Chick-fil-A Shared Table donations from nearly 2,000 Chick-fil-A restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada.   

Team Member Investment  
Chick-fil-A Owner-Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent and providing a positive work environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. Team Members have opportunities for flexible work hours and leadership growth, competitive pay and benefits, hands-on training and mentoring and the chance to apply for scholarships to support their continuing education.   

Delicious Food; Outstanding Customer Service  
Chick-fil-A is known for serving customers great-tasting food made with high-quality ingredients, including the original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. Made with a real, whole, boneless breast of chicken with no added fillers, the breaded chicken is pressure cooked in fully-refined peanut oil. Chick-fil-A was one of the first in the industry to eliminate chicken raised with antibiotics to ensure guests have an option for high-quality food on the go.  

To complement the great-tasting chicken, fresh produce is delivered to Chick-fil-A restaurants up to six times a week for the best quality and flavor. The fresh ingredients are raised and grown by farmers who share the company's elevated quality and safety standards, so guests feel good about their meal.  

For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Maryland Heights, visit the local restaurant’s Facebook page and follow along on Instagram. For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the Brand’s food, people and customers across the country, visit  

About Chick-fil-A, Inc.  
Chick-fil-A, Inc. is the third largest quick-service restaurant company in the United States, known for its freshly-prepared food, signature hospitality and unique franchise model. More than 200,000 Team Members are employed by independent owner-operators in more than 3,000 restaurants across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In 2023, the company shared plans to expand by 2030 into Europe and Asia. Chick-fil-A owner-operators live and work in the communities their restaurants serve, each supporting local efforts to address hunger, education, and making a positive impact. The family-owned and privately held company was founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at and @ChickfilANews.




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