Restaurant Brings Approximately 70 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes With Free Chick-fil-A Meals for a Year

CONROE, Texas (July 28, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Conroe community on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Casey Hughes as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A 242 & Harpers Preserve.

Located at 10057 Hwy. 242 in The Woodlands across from the HEB, Chick-fil-A 242 & Harpers Preserve will be open for drive-thru service from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A 242 & Harpers Preserve can place an order for pickup or delivery on the Chick-fil-A® App or online. When joining the Chick-fil-A One® tiered membership program, guests receive points on every qualifying purchase which can be used to redeem available rewards. Visit to view delivery options in your area.

Chick-fil-A 242 & Harpers Preserve joins more than 120 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Houston market.

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

At Chick-fil-A 242 & Harpers Preserve, Casey Hughes will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 70 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.

A Houston native, Hughes grew up eating at Chick-fil-A restaurants in the area with his family. Following his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy, Hughes served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, where he developed his leadership skills and passion for mentoring others. With a desire to make a difference in the community, Hughes was determined to join the Chick-fil-A family and pursued becoming an Operator. With mentorship from his father-in-law, who operated a Chick-fil-A restaurant for nearly 30 years, Hughes’ dream was fulfilled when he was selected as the Operator of Chick-fil-A The Woodlands at College Park in 2010. Hughes currently operates two restaurants in the greater Houston area and is thrilled to open Chick-fil-A 242 & Harpers Preserve. He looks forward to building impactful relationships and becoming further engrained in the community.

“I am humbled by this opportunity to create a positive impact in the Conroe community with this new restaurant,” said Hughes. “I am passionate about developing compassionate leaders and inspiring contagious care among our guests, Team Members, and community.”

Caring for the Conroe 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 Houston area to aid in the fight against hunger.

In addition, Chick-fil-A 242 & Harpers Preserve is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Conroe area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals 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
Chick-fil-A is known for serving customers great-tasting food made with high-quality ingredients, including the original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. Made with a real, whole, boneless breast of chicken with no added fillers, the breaded chicken is pressure cooked in fully-refined peanut oil. Chick-fil-A was one of the first in the industry to eliminate chicken raised with antibiotics to ensure guests have an option for high-quality food on the go.

To complement the great-tasting chicken, fresh produce is delivered to Chick-fil-A restaurants up to six times a week for the best quality and flavor. The fresh ingredients are raised and grown by farmers who share the company's elevated quality and safety standards, so guests feel good about their meal.

For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A 242 & Harpers Preserve, visit the local restaurant’s Facebook page. 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.