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Chick-fil-A Announces New Riverside
Drive-Thru Only Restaurant,
Opening Feb. 15

February 12, 2024

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Restaurant Brings Approximately 120 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes with Free Chick-fil-A Entrées for a Year


RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2024) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Riverside community on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Scott Kisow as the independent franchised local Owner-Operator of Chick-fil-A Van Buren Blvd. & Arlington Ave.  

Located at 6299 Van Buren Blvd., Chick-fil-A Van Buren Blvd. & Arlington Ave. will be open for drive-thru, carry-out and delivery from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Designed for speed and efficiency, this drive-thru only location offers added convenience to serve Guests through its drive-thru and a walk-up window for carry-out, along with an outdoor seating area.

The Chick-fil-A Van Buren Blvd. & Arlington Ave. restaurant joins more than 100 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Los Angeles market.  

Locally Owned and Operated  
Chick-fil-A’s franchise model is essential to how the restaurant serves others. Most Chick-fil-A restaurants are owned and operated by a single individual, which means Chick-fil-A’s local Owner-Operators are small business owners, not passive investors, who work in their restaurants side by side with their Team Members each day.  

In Riverside, Kisow will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 120 full- and part-time Team Members, serving Guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.   

Kisow has served the Riverside community for more than 30 years working in the local restaurant industry. His journey with Chick-fil-A was inspired by his mentor, Mark Howery, the local Owner-Operator of two Chick-fil-A restaurants in the south Orange County area. Kisow, alongside his daughter, began working with Howery to learn the ins and outs of the business. Kisow was then selected as the local Owner-Operator of Chick-fil-A Van Buren Blvd. & Arlington Ave. The entire Kisow family will be a part of the team at the new restaurant, including his wife Janelle, their daughter and two sons.   

“While I’ve had the pleasure of serving the Riverside community for decades, I’m looking forward to this new opportunity to connect and show care to our Guests,” Kisow said. “Our family is excited to continue building long-lasting relationships in this community, and our team is eager to serve!”   

Caring for the Riverside Community  
The Chick-fil-A business is built to add positive impact beyond profit, including giving back to local communities. Chick-fil-A local Owner-Operators are empowered to support the neighborhoods they serve with a key focus on hunger, education, and specific community needs.  

In celebration of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has donated $25,000 to Feeding America in honor of the new restaurant. These funds will be distributed to partners in the greater Los Angeles area to aid in the fight against hunger.   

Kisow’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 25 million meals have been created from Chick-fil-A Shared Table donations from over 2,000 Chick-fil-A restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada.   

In addition, Chick-fil-A Van Buren Blvd. & Arlington Ave. is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Riverside area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A entrées for a year.  

Team Member Investment  
Chick-fil-A local Owner-Operators strive to hire, develop and retain top talent, helping future leaders optimize their skills and providing pathways for personal and professional developing in a welcoming, purpose-driven environment. A career at Chick-fil-A offers a wide range of benefits, including hands-on training and mentoring, competitive pay and benefits, the chance to apply for scholarships to support continued education, and the flexibility to thrive in and outside of work. Chick-fil-A’s local Owner-Operators are committed to preparing their team for the future, wherever it may lead. To learn more about careers at Chick-fil-A, click here.  

Delicious Food; Outstanding Customer Service  
Chick-fil-A is known for creating a welcoming, remarkable restaurant experience, starting with friendly service, a warm welcome and quality food, 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. 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.   

Guests of Chick-fil-A Van Buren Blvd. & Arlington Ave can place an order for pickup, delivery, drive-thru and Mobile Thru on the Chick-fil-A® App or online. 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. To view delivery options in the area, click here.  

For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Van Buren Blvd. & Arlington Ave., 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 chick-fil-a.com.  

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 www.chick-fil-a.com and @ChickfilANews.  

 

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