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

HAMPTON, Va. (April 30, 2021) – Chick-fil-A Newmarket, located in Hampton’s Newmarket neighborhood, is slated to open for business on Tuesday, May 4. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected James Perry as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of this new Chick-fil-A® restaurant in Hampton. Perry 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 Newmarket is located at 5018 Mercury Blvd and will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 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 Newmarket will open for drive-thru and carry-out service. 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 Newmarket will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Hampton 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 Hampton area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated
U.S. Navy veteran, minister and current franchised Operator of Chick-fil-A Mercury Boulevard in Hampton, James Perry, will be leading the Chick-fil-A Newmarket team alongside his wife, Shelia. The Perry’s have lived in the Hampton community for more than twelve years, and when they are not serving great-tasting food with excellent service at Chick-fil-A Mercury Boulevard or spending time with their family, they are supporting several initiatives focused on developing young leaders in their community. A Chick-fil-A Operator since 2008, Perry will continue his role at Chick-fil-A Mercury Boulevard while simultaneously leading his new team at Chick-fil-A Newmarket.

“Serving as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Mercury Boulevard has been an incredibly rewarding experience and I am excited to continue building relationships in the Hampton community with the opening of this new restaurant,” said Perry. “We look forward to working side-by-side to make a positive impact on the lives of our Team Members and guests.”

Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A franchised Operators prioritize hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a great 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. As with all Chick-fil-A restaurants, Team Members are guaranteed Sundays off.

Quality Ingredients; Delicious Food
Chick-fil-A focuses on serving customers great-tasting food made with high quality ingredients. The produce we use in our recipes is delivered to our kitchens up to six times a week. Our 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.

Our 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 Newmarket, visit the Chick-fil-A Newmarket Facebook page.

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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