Restaurant Brings Approximately 130 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes With Free Chick-fil-A Meals for a Year

ONALASKA, Wis. (Aug. 31, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Onalaska community on Thursday, September 8. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Pam Chaney as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Onalaska.

Located at 3015 S. Kinney Coulee Road, Chick-fil-A Onalaska will be open for dine-in, drive-thru and carry-out from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Onalaska can place an order for pickup or dine-in 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 Onalaska restaurant is the first Chick-fil-A restaurant serving the wider La Crosse-Eau Claire 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 areas in which they serve.

In Onalaska, Chaney will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 130 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.

As a high school basketball coach for more than 20 years, Chaney is no stranger to being a mentor and leading by example. Her enthusiasm for serving others and her embodiment of the signature Chick-fil-A hospitality are just two of the many reasons why she was selected as the Operator for the Onalaska restaurant.

Chick-fil-A holds a special place in Chaney’s heart and maintains a great deal of significance for her family. Growing up, all five of Chaney’s children worked at a Chick-fil-A. Chaney was quick to notice Chick-fil-A’s elevated hospitality, quality food and community connections, all of which inspired her to join the company alongside her children and pursue various roles over the years. With the opening of her new restaurant, several of Chaney’s children plan to relocate to Onalaska to work alongside her and introduce the community to the restaurant they all love.

“I’ve always been an avid fan of Chick-fil-A after seeing firsthand the strong values and work ethic instilled upon my children while they worked for the company. I couldn’t be more excited to be the Operator of the Onalaska location and give others the chance my kids had to grow their skillsets as Team Members,” said Chaney. “I’m most looking forward to putting down roots in such an amazing community and helping encourage and educate my Team Members about Chick-fil-A and the various opportunities available to them.”

Caring for the Onalaska 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 Wisconsin area to aid in the fight against hunger.

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

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 Onalaska, 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 48 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.

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