Restaurant to Bring Approximately 130 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
HACKENSACK, N.J. (Feb. 21, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Hackensack on Thursday, Jan. 6. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Dennis Williams as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Hackensack. Williams will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 130 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Hackensack is located at 41 Route West #4, off of Route 4 across from the Shops at Riverside, and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A Hackensack 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® App or through 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 Hackensack will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Hackensack 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 Bergen County area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
A New Jersey native, Dennis Williams was first introduced to Chick-fil-A while living in Cherry Hill with his wife, Alina, who knew of Chick-fil-A and urged him to give it a try. Impressed by both the freshly-prepared food and the genuine hospitality, Williams soon became a regular Chick-fil-A guest.
With a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and two master’s degrees from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Williams worked in higher education for many years in administrative roles that allowed him to not only influence policy but support and mentor young adults.
As Williams became more familiar with Chick-fil-A, he realized the franchise ownership opportunity could provide him an even larger platform to have a positive influence on his Team Members and his overall community. Williams’ dream was fulfilled when he was selected as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Englewood in 2017, which he will continue to operate. Through the Englewood restaurant, Williams provides opportunities for his Team Members to grow into leadership roles and gives back to the community by donating to children’s summer camp programs, food pantries and organizations that support youth in the area. Williams, along with the support of his wife and his three children, is thrilled to operate another Chick-fil-A in Bergen County, a place their family has called home for the past seven years.
“Being a Chick-fil-A Operator allows for the unique opportunity to truly engrain yourself within the community that you serve,” said Williams. “I am passionate about developing caring leaders with a strong work ethic to be a bright light in our community.”
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 Hackensack, visit the Chick-fil-A Hackensack 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 Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,700 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 www.chick-fil-a.com.