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

FORT WORTH, Texas (May 23, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Fort Worth community on Thursday, May 26. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Sanel Thomas as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Stockyards.

Located at 2811 N Main St., near the intersection of N Main St. and NW 28th St., Chick-fil-A Stockyards will be open for dine-in and carry out service from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. with drive-thru hours from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Stockyards can place an order for pickup or delivery on the Chick-fil-A® App or online, and receive points on every qualifying purchase and redeem available rewards when joining Chick-fil-A One®, a tiered membership program.

The Stockyards restaurant joins 15 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Fort Worth 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.

In Fort Worth, Thomas will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 100 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.

Thomas began his Chick-fil-A career at 17 years old, serving as a Team Member at Chick-fil-A Mesquite for five years. During his time at the Restaurant, Thomas also attended the University of Texas at Dallas, graduating in 2015 with a B.S. in Supply Chain Management. Thomas then went on to join Chick-fil-A’s Leadership Development Program before becoming an Operator in 2019 for Chick-fil-A Central Mall in Texarkana. Thomas is looking forward to joining the Fort Worth community and becoming more involved through Chick-fil-A Stockyards.

“I’m excited to open our doors and demonstrate care for the people in the greater Fort Worth community through our food and hospitality” says Thomas. “I am also eager to invest in my Team Members, so that their roles involve meaningful work and developmental opportunities.”

Caring for the Fort Worth 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 Dallas-Fort Worth area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Chick-fil-A Stockyards is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Fort Worth area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.

Thomas’ restaurant will be participating in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table™ Program, an initiative that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and nonprofits in need.

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 Stockyards, visit the restaurant’s Facebook and Instagram pages. 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.

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