Restaurant to Bring Approximately 120 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
JACKSON, Tenn. (Feb. 7, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Jackson on Thursday, Feb. 10. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Grant Edwards as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Jackson. Edwards will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 120 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Jackson is located at 16 Tinker Hill Road, off of North Highland Avenue, 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 Jackson will open for dine-in, drive-thru 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 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 Jackson will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Madison County 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 Jackson area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Jackson is locally owned and operated by Grant Edwards. A frequent guest at the Chick-fil-A in his Arkansas hometown, Edwards was impressed by the freshly-prepared food and genuine hospitality at the restaurant. He fell in love with the culture and career opportunities that Chick-fil-A had to offer, inspiring him to become an Operator. With strong leadership skills and a passion for service, Edwards opened his first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Millington, Tenn., in 2011. After serving the community for six years, he transitioned to become the Operator of Chick-fil-A Vann Drive in Jackson. Now, with the support of his family, Edwards is thrilled to open Chick-fil-A Jackson while continuing to operate Chick-fil-A Vann Drive in the community he calls home.
“I am humbled and excited by the opportunity to create a positive and welcoming dining experience through Chick-fil-A Jackson,” said Edwards. “I look forward to mentoring my new Team Members, providing great-tasting food and continuing to serve my community with genuine hospitality.”
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.
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.