Restaurant to Bring Approximately 70 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

ARLINGTON, Va. (March 8, 2021) – Chick-fil-A Pentagon City, located in the developing tech hub and just steps from The Pentagon, is slated to open for business on Thursday, March 11. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected George G. Demetriades, Jr. as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of this new Chick-fil-A® restaurant in Arlington. Demetriades will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 70 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Pentagon City is located at 710 12th St. S and will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
At Chick-fil-A, safe service is our first priority. Chick-fil-A Pentagon City will open its dining room at 25% capacity and via mobile curbside pickup, with Team Member delivery service available shortly after the opening. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A mobile app or through online ordering. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our safe service page.
In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Pentagon City will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Arlington with free Chick-fil-A for a year. Additionally, in honor of the new restaurant opening, Chick-fil-A will donate $25,000 to Feeding America. The funds will be distributed to partners within the greater Arlington area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A has been a large part of George G. Demetriades, Jr.’s life, even years before he opened his first Chick-fil-A restaurant. While applying to become a Chick-fil-A Operator, he discovered that Truett Cathy purchased equipment for the Dwarf House from his uncle’s restaurant, with whom Demetriades visited every Sunday for dinner while growing up.
Demetriades has been the Operator of Chick-fil-A Crystal City since 2015, a restaurant that he’ll continue to operate alongside Chick-fil-A Pentagon City.
A U.S. Army veteran, he boasts extensive experience in the defense industry and has always been passionate about serving his community. In his free time, Demetriades enjoys running, hiking, cooking and traveling with his canine companion, Troop.
“I’m thankful to have the opportunity to continue creating positive experiences for the community, my Team Members and Guests with the opening of Chick-fil-A Pentagon City,” said Demetriades. “With two locations, I look forward to being even more immersed in the Arlington area and serving additional Guests our delicious food.”

Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A franchised Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a great work environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. They also offer their Team Members 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. As with all Chick-fil-A restaurants, Team Members are guaranteed Sundays off.

Quality Ingredients; Delicious Food
Chick-fil-A focuses on serving customers great-tasting food made with high quality ingredients. The produce we use in our recipes is delivered to our kitchens up to six times a week. Our salads are made with whole fruits and vegetables that are chopped and prepared fresh throughout the day. Chick-fil-A Lemonade is made from three simple ingredients: lemon juice, sugar and water.
Our breaded chicken is pressure cooked in 100%, fully refined peanut oil and all U.S. Chick-fil-A restaurants now serve chicken raised with No Antibiotics Ever, starting from the egg. By not allowing antibiotics of any kind, Chick-fil-A chicken meets the highest commitment for non-antibiotic use. For more information about the Chick-fil-A No Antibiotics Ever commitment, visit

Commitment to Customer Service
With a longstanding tradition in the restaurant industry for setting high standards in customer service, Chick-fil-A earned recognition for providing the "best fast food customer service in America" according to America's Best Customer Service 2020 report by Newsweek, among other honors.
For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the Brand’s food, people and customers across the country, visit For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Pentagon City, visit the Chick-fil-A Pentagon City Facebook page and follow along on Instagram.

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 2,600 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada.

A leader in customer service satisfaction, Chick-fil-A was named top fast food restaurant in Newsweek’s 2019 America’s Best Customer Service report and received several honors in QSR’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards, including “The Most Respected Quick-Service Brand” and “Best Brand for Overall Experience”. Additionally, Glassdoor named Chick-fil-A one of the top 100 best places to work in 2020. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at