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

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 17, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A restaurant is slated to open for business in Davie on Thursday, May 20. Chick-fil-A®, Inc. has selected Felix Hodges as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Davie South. Hodges 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 Davie South is located at 5700 South University Drive, at the intersection of University Drive and Sterling Rd, and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

At Chick-fil-A, safe service is a top priority. To ensure social distancing and limit contact between Team Members and guests, Chick-fil-A Davie South will open for drive-thru and carry-out only. 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 response to COVID-19, please visit the safe service page.

In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Davie South will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Davie 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 Broward County area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Davie South is locally owned and operated by Felix Hodges, who has served the Davie community since 2010 as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Davie North. During a business trip to Tampa, Hodges was impressed by the service and food during his first Chick-fil-A experience and decided to pursue opening his own Chick-fil-A restaurant. He will continue to serve the Davie community as the Operator of both Chick-fil-A Davie North and Chick-fil-A Davie South.

In the last 24 years living in the greater Davie area with his wife and two children, Hodges has given back to his community through partnerships with local organizations including Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity. Hodges also volunteers with his local church to feed the needy, assist the elderly with home repairs and more.

“For 10 years, I’ve been able to serve the town of Davie through Chick-fil-A Davie North, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to further my impact with the opening of Chick-fil-A Davie South,” said Hodges. “I look forward to welcoming guests and Team Members with fresh, delicious food and premium 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 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 For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Davie South, visit the Chick-fil-A Davie South 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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