Restaurant to Bring Approximately 150 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Lorain Community

LORAIN, Ohio (March 10, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Lorain, OH, on Thursday, March 10. To manage the new Lorain location, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Matt Woods as the independent franchised Owner/Operator. Woods will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 150 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.

Starting March 10, Chick-fil-A Lorain will be open at 5400 Leavitt Road, Lorain, OH 44053. From 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, guests can dine in or carry out their favorite menu items. Drive-thru ordering will be available Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Chick-fil-A remains committed to safely serving guests, who 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 safety protocols, please visit the COVID-19 response page.

To celebrate the opening, Chick-fil-A Lorain will surprise 100 local heroes making an impact in the Lorain County area 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, distributing the funds to partners in the greater Lorain area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated

Born and raised in Florence, KY, Woods began his journey with Chick-fil-A in 2009, where he served as a manager at a local Chick-fil-A restaurant In Brandon, FL. During his tenure working for Chick-fil-A until 2011, Woods also served as a financial advisor before moving to Ohio to lead his family's business in the lock and hardware industry. After earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and spending years gaining additional leadership experience by leading his family business and serving in the National Guard, Woods was selected as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Lorain. Woods is eager to engage with Lorain residents and make Chick-fil-A Lorain an integral community hub.

"Chick-fil-A has always had a special place in my heart - I met my wife at a First 100 event years ago and couldn't be more excited to join the Lorain community as an Operator," said Woods. “Through my work with my church, social agencies and food pantries, I relish the opportunity to make a positive impact in the community and showcase Chick-fil-A's giving values."

Designed for the Community

Chick-fil-A Lorain will feature a multi-lane drive-thru, an outdoor canopy for face-to-face ordering and mentoring opportunities and room for advancement for employees. Full-time employees will be eligible to receive paid time off as well as health benefits.

Team Member Investment

Chick-fil-A franchised Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a positive 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.

Quality Ingredients; Delicious Food

Chick-fil-A focuses on serving customers great-tasting food made with high-quality ingredients. The produce used in recipes is delivered to kitchens up to six times a week. 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.

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 Lorain, visit the Chick-fil-A Lorain 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

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