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

Manning, S.C. (July 25, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Manning community on Thursday, July 28. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Will Lane as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Manning.

Located at 2931 Paxville Hwy., on the corner of Raccoon Road and Paxville Highway, Chick-fil-A Manning will be open for dine-in, drive-thru and carry-out from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Manning can place an order for pickup, dine-in or delivery on the Chick-fil-A® App or online. When joining the Chick-fil-A One® tiered membership program, guests receive points on every qualifying purchase which can be used to redeem available rewards. Visit to view delivery options in your area.

The Manning restaurant joins 20 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Columbia market.

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

In Manning, Will Lane 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.

A native of the area, Lane spent his younger years working on his family’s farm. Following graduation from The Citadel, Lane began his 14-year career in the corporate sphere, where he developed a passion for entrepreneurism and mentorship. As Lane became more familiar with Chick-fil-A, he realized the franchise ownership opportunity could provide him an even larger platform for having a positive influence not only on his Team Members, but also in his broader community. He began his journey with Chick-fil-A in 2011, working in various management roles before transitioning to operate Chick-fil-A Westgate Mall in 2015. Having served as an Operator for almost seven years, Lane is thrilled to open Chick-fil-A Manning. He looks forward to developing his Team Members and continuing to give back to the community he grew up in.

“I am thrilled to offer leadership opportunities for my team and to provide a place where people can come to learn and grow,” said Lane. “I am passionate about developing caring leaders with a strong work ethic to be a bright light in our community.”

Caring for the Manning Community
In honor of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will donate $25,000 to Feeding America on behalf of the new restaurant. These funds will be distributed to partners in the greater Columbia area to aid in the fight against hunger.

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

Lane’s restaurant will be participating 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.

Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A 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 Manning, 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.

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a restaurant company known for the Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich and signature hospitality. Represented by more than 170,000 Team Members, Operators and Staff, Chick-fil-A® restaurants serve guests freshly prepared food at more than 2,700 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Canada. The family-owned and privately held restaurant company was founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy and is committed to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate.

Known for its leadership and growth opportunities, in 2022 Chick-fil-A was named a Best Employer in America by Forbes and a top company for career opportunities for Black employees by Glassdoor. The company was also awarded the Employee’s Choice by Glassdoor honoring top CEOs and was named a Culture 500 Culture Champion in 2020. A leader in customer service, Chick-fil-A was named QSR magazine’s Drive-Thru Restaurant of the Year in 2021. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at and @ChickfilANews.