Restaurant to Bring Approximately 60 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
AUSTIN, Texas (July 26, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Austin on Thursday, July 29. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Luke Steigmeyer as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A 6th & Congress. Steigmeyer will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 60 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A 6th & Congress is located at 600 Congress Ave. Suite C150, in Downtown Austin just a few blocks from the Texas Capitol, and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and 6:30 a.m. to midnight, Thursday through Saturday.
Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A 6th & Congress will open for carry-out and dine-in service. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A® App or online ordering. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s safety protocols, please visit the COVID-19 response page.
In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A 6th & Congress will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Austin 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 Austin-area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A 6th & Congress is locally owned and operated by Luke Steigmeyer. Steigmeyer moved to the Austin area at a young age and began working as a Chick-fil-A restaurant Team Member while attending Lake Travis High School. Upon graduating college from Full Sail University, Steigmeyer set his sights on becoming a Chick-fil-A Operator and returned to Austin to learn the ins and outs of the business as a Grand Opening Supervisor, helping open new Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country. In 2017, Steigmeyer was thrilled to be selected as the Operator of Chick-fil-A South Park Mall in San Antonio, Texas. Today, Steigmeyer is excited to return to Austin to bring this new restaurant to the community.
“I was humbled to serve as the Operator of Chick-fil-A South Park Mall and enjoyed supporting and providing opportunities for growth and development to my Team Members,” said Steigmeyer. “With the opening of Chick-fil-A 6th & Congress, I look forward to being a great neighbor, mentoring my Team Members and making a positive impact on the Austin community.”
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 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 www.chick-fil-a.com/no-antibiotics-ever.
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 chick-fil-a.com. For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A 6th & Congress, visit the Chick-fil-A 6th & Congress Facebook page.
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 www.chick-fil-a.com.