Restaurant to Bring Approximately 120 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

BELMONT, N.C. (July 22, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A restaurant is slated to open for business in Belmont on Tuesday, July 27. Chick-fil-A®, Inc. has selected Natasha Gilbert as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A South Point Township. Gilbert will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 120 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests.

Chick-fil-A South Point Township is located at 925 S. Point Road, near the intersection of R L Stowe Road and South Point Road, 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 South Point Township will open for limited dine-in and drive-thru, with mobile curbside service and 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 through 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 South Point Township will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Belmont 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 Charlotte area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated

 Chick-fil-A South Point Township is locally owned and operated by Natasha Gilbert. Originally from Madison, Wis., Gilbert began her career with Chick-fil-A as a restaurant Team Member in high school and upon graduating from Wingate University, Gilbert set her sights on becoming a Chick-fil-A Operator. As a result of her hard work and dedication, Gilbert was thrilled to be selected as the franchised Operator of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Milwaukee, Wis. Most recently, Gilbert has spent the past 11 years serving the Belmont community as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Belmont. Alongside her husband, Tony, Gilbert is excited to continue building meaningful relationships in the community, serving as the Operator of both Chick-fil-A Belmont and Chick-fil-A South Point Township.

“With the opening of this new restaurant, I look forward to building new relationships in Belmont and growing a team focused on caring for our community,” said Gilbert. “Belmont has been my home for more than a decade, and I hope to continue making a positive impact, serving our neighbors great-tasting food with genuine hospitality.”

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 South Point Township, visit the Chick-fil-A South Point Township 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