Restaurant to Bring Approximately 90 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

BAYTOWN, Texas (Dec. 6, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A restaurant is slated to open for business in Baytown on Thursday, Dec. 9. Chick-fil-A®, Inc. has selected Taylor Henckel as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A I-10 at John Martin Rd. Henckel will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 90 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A I-10 at John Martin Road is located at 4053 East Freeway, near the intersection of Benson Street and Market Street, and will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A I-10 at John Martin Rd will open for drive-thru, mobile ordering, dine-in and carry-out service, with third-party delivery available shortly after the opening. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A mobile 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 I-10 at John Martin Rd will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in the Baytown 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. The funds will be distributed to partners within the greater Houston area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A I-10 at John Martin Rd is locally owned and operated by Taylor Henckel, who has lived in the Baytown area for almost a decade. This is Henckel’s second Chick-fil-A restaurant and he will continue to operate Chick-fil-A Baytown, just one mile away from his new location. As a second-generation Operator, to Henckel, Chick-fil-A has always been family. Henckel started his career with Chick-fil-A in high school and continued to work at the restaurant throughout college. During this time, he was awarded a Chick-fil-A Team Member Scholarship to apply toward his degree at Lamar University. After graduating, Henckel completed the Chick-fil-A Interim Manager Program, later becoming the Operator of Chick-fil-A Baytown in 2012. Alongside his wife, Lina, and their three children, Henckel is excited to bring another Chick-fil-A restaurant to the Baytown community and continue serving guests great-tasting food and genuine hospitality at both Chick-fil-A I-10 at John Martin Rd and Chick-fil-A Baytown.

“I’m humbled by the opportunity to open a second Chick-fil-A restaurant in the community I’ve called home for the past nine years,” said Henckel. “Through Chick-fil-A I-10 at John Martin Rd, I am eager to continue strengthening relationships with our guests and Team Members.”

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

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 I-10 at John Martin Rd, visit the Chick-fil-A I-10 at John Martin Rd 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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