Restaurant Brings Approximately 135 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes with Free Chick-fil-A for One Year

LOCUST GROVE, GA. (APRIL 18, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Locust Grove community on Thursday, April 21. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Cameron Lovett as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Locust Grove.

Located at 1005 Bandy Pkwy, Locust Grove, GA, 30248, Chick-fil-A Locust Grove will be open for dine in and carry out from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and guests can take advantage of the drive-thru until 10 p.m. Guests of Chick-fil-A Locust Grove can place an order for pickup or delivery in the Chick-fil-A App or online and earn points on every qualifying purchase and redeem rewards when joining Chick-fil-A One®, a tiered membership program.

The Chick-fil-A Locust Grove restaurant joins 165 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the greater Atlanta area.

Locally Owned and Operated

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

In Locust Grove, Lovett will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 135 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.

Born in Atlanta, Lovett began his journey with Chick-fil-A his junior year of college, where he gained restaurant experience, learned more about Chick-fil-A’s corporate purpose and ultimately decided to pursue a career with the company following graduation. During Lovett’s four years in Chick-fil-A’s Leadership Development Program, he traveled the country to support new restaurant openings, including the first Truett’s Chick-fil-A locations in Newnan and Rome, Georgia. Lovett was selected to be an Operator in 2018 and served as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Oswego outside of Chicago from 2019 to early 2022 – earning several awards including Midwest Rookie of the Year. He is eager to engage with the community as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Locust Grove.

“Being from the Atlanta area and having been involved with this community for over 20 years, it is a true blessing to be coming back to Georgia as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Locust Grove,” said Lovett. “I look forward to making Chick-fil-A Locust Grove a place where families, friends, businesses and travelers can come, be cared for and served well, along with helping our community flourish.”

Caring for the Locust Grove 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 Atlanta area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Chick-fil-A Locust Grove is also recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Locust Grove area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A 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

With a longstanding tradition in the restaurant industry for setting high standards in customer service, Chick-fil-A focuses on serving great-tasting food made with high quality ingredients. All produce used in recipes is delivered to kitchens up to six times a week. 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 the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Locust Grove, visit the Chick-fil-A Locust Grove 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. 

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