Restaurant to Bring More Than 90 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
FRANKLIN, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A restaurant is slated to open for business in Franklin on Thursday, Jan. 13. Chick-fil-A®, Inc. has selected Caleb Peters as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Franklin. Peters will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing more than 90 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Franklin is located at 1410 Siler Road, near the intersection of State Road 1701 and Sylva Road, 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 Franklin will open for drive-thru, dine-in, carry-out and third-party delivery service, with mobile ordering and curbside service available shortly after the opening. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A® 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 Franklin will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in the Franklin 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 Franklin area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Franklin is locally owned and operated by Caleb Peters, who started his Chick-fil-A career as a Team Member at age 14 . Peters has continued to work at Chick-fil-A since 2005, working his way through the ranks of leadership at two separate restaurant locations in North Carolina, during which he received a Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarship to apply toward his academic aspirations at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. In 2016, Peters joined the Leadership Development Program, where he traveled the country, moving 14 times in a 35-month period, opening Chick-fil-A restaurants at the corporate level. Peters’ hard work and passion for Chick-fil-A ultimately landed him his first role as an Operator at Chick-fil-A Mercer Mall in 2019. Now Peters is thrilled to transition into his new role as Operator of Chick-fil-A Franklin and looks forward to welcoming the community into his new restaurant.
“As the Operator of Chick-fil-A Franklin, I hope to foster a culture that wins the hearts of Franklin through good food and great service,” said Peters. “I am eager to bring a new restaurant to the community and help my Team Members achieve their goals.”
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 www.chick-fil-a.com/no-antibiotics-ever.
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 chick-fil-a.com. For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Franklin, visit the Chick-fil-A Franklin Facebook page and follow along on Instagram.
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. Through more than 200,000 Team Members, Operators and staff nationwide, Chick-fil-A serves guests freshly prepared food at more than 2,600 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C. 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.
A leader in customer service, Chick-fil-A was recognized as the No. 4 restaurant in America by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2021 and named America’s top drive-thru by QSR Magazine in 2021. Chick-fil-A was also awarded the Employee’s Choice by Glassdoor honoring top CEOs and named a Culture 500 Culture Champion in 2020. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com and via @ChickfilANews.