Restaurant to Bring More Than 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

FOREST CITY, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Forest City on Thursday, Nov. 11. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Sam Seigler as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Forest City. Seigler will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing more than 100 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Forest City is located at 118 Hilltop Way, near the intersection of College Avenue and Plaza Drive, 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 Forest City will open for drive-thru, mobile ordering, dine-in and carry-out service, with 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 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 Forest City will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in the Forest City area 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 Forest City is locally owned and operated by North Carolina native Sam Seigler. He began his career with Chick-fil-A after graduating from The Citadel in 2014 and immediately fell in love with the restaurant atmosphere and the growth opportunities offered to Team Members. Seigler served in various positions over the next few years, including Team Member and Team Leader at Chick-fil-A Mount Pleasant and Operations Director at Chick-fil-A Powdersville. In 2018, he was selected as the Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Cleveland Mall in Shelby, N.C. After serving the Shelby community for three years, Seigler and his family relocated to Forest City.

Alongside his wife, Kayla, and their four children, Seigler is excited to bring a new Chick-fil-A restaurant to Forest City and serve his neighbors and guests with great food and genuine hospitality.

“One of the things I look forward to most is mentoring my Team Members and creating a space where they can grow and develop their leadership skills,” said Seigler. “I am eager to become more involved in the Forest City community and serve all who walk through the door with great care.”

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 Forest City, visit the Chick-fil-A Forest City 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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