Restaurant to Bring Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

DALLAS, Texas (April 5, 2021) – Chick-fil-A Spanish Village, located in the Shops at Spanish Village Shopping Center, is slated to open for business on Thursday, April 8. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Kyle Gutteridge as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of this new Chick-fil-A® restaurant in North Dallas. Gutteridge will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 100 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Spanish Village is located at 7934 Arapaho Road and will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
At Chick-fil-A, safe service is our first priority. Chick-fil-A Spanish Village will open for drive-thru and mobile curbside service. 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 response to the coronavirus, please visit our safe service page.
In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Spanish Village will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Dallas 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 Dallas area to aid in the fight against hunger. 

Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Spanish Village is locally owned and operated by Kyle Gutteridge. Growing up in Georgia, Chick-fil-A was a huge part of Gutteridge’s everyday life, with most of his family working for Chick-fil-A in various capacities over the years. Gutteridge’s parents worked at Chick-fil-A’s headquarters in Atlanta, and his brother currently serves as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Northgate in Colorado Springs, Colo. Eager to pursue a similar career path, Gutteridge worked as a Chick-fil-A restaurant Team Member throughout high school and college. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Human Resources from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., while working as the Chick-fil-A restaurant Manager in the Auburn Mall. During this time, he was awarded a Remarkable Futures Scholarship from Chick-fil-A, Inc. to go toward his college tuition. Upon graduating, Gutteridge returned home to Atlanta and continued working at the restaurant level to develop his business and leadership skills.
After more than nine years of hard work, Gutteridge was thrilled to be selected as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Sooner Mall in Norman, Okla. During his time in Norman, Gutteridge developed a passion for mentoring his Team Members and serving guests with Chick-fil-A’s signature hospitality. Now, Gutteridge is excited to continue his career with Chick-fil-A in Dallas and bring the same welcoming atmosphere to Chick-fil-A Spanish Village.
“With the opening of Chick-fil-A Spanish Village, I look forward to building new relationships and making a positive impact on our Team Members and guests,” said Gutteridge. “I am thrilled to welcome our neighbors to this new restaurant and will work to be a light in the Dallas community.”

Team Member Investment 
Chick-fil-A franchised Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a great 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. As with all Chick-fil-A restaurants, Team Members are guaranteed Sundays off.  

Quality Ingredients; Delicious Food  
Chick-fil-A focuses on serving customers great-tasting food made with high quality ingredients. The produce we use in our recipes is delivered to our kitchens up to six times a week. Our 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.
Our breaded chicken is pressure cooked in 100%, fully refined peanut oil and all U.S. Chick-fil-A restaurants now 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 the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Spanish Village, visit the Chick-fil-A Spanish Village 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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