Restaurant to Bring Approximately 120 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
BRYAN, Texas (July 19, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Bryan on Thursday, July 22. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Blake Wilson as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A West Bryan. Wilson 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 West Bryan is located at 1542 W. Villa Maria Rd., just off North Harvey Mitchell Pkwy., and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A West Bryan will open for drive-thru, carry-out and dine-in service. 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 West Bryan will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Bryan 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 Brazos County area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A West Bryan is locally owned and operated by Blake Wilson. Wilson’s journey with Chick-fil-A began in high school when he became a Team Member at a local restaurant near his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, remaining in the role while earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Shortly after graduating, Wilson started his career as a Finance Advisor at Colorado Technical University but soon returned to Chick-fil-A to pursue his dream of becoming an Operator. And in 2017, he was selected as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Sunset Mall in San Angelo, Texas. Today, Wilson and his wife, Aubrey, look forward to welcoming and serving the Bryan community in this new restaurant.
“Some of my fondest childhood memories are spending time with my family in Texas, and I am thrilled to now call the Lonestar State my new home,” said Wilson. “With the opening of this restaurant, I look forward to making a positive impact in the Bryan community and providing growth and development opportunities to our new 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 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 West Bryan, visit the Chick-fil-A West Bryan 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 www.chick-fil-a.com.