Restaurant to Bring Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
JACKSONVILLE, Texas (March 1, 2021) – Chick-fil-A® Jacksonville, located near the intersection of East Rusk Street and South Jackson Street, is slated to open for business on Thursday, March 4. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Marybeth Wade as the independent franchised Owner and Operator of this new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Jacksonville. Wade 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 Jacksonville is located at 502 S. Jackson St. and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
At Chick-fil-A, safe service is the top priority. Chick-fil-A Jacksonville will open for drive-thru, carry-out and mobile curbside service with delivery available shortly after the opening. 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 the coronavirus, please visit our safe service page.
In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Jacksonville will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Jacksonville is locally owned and operated by Texas native Marybeth Wade. Growing up in Carrollton, Wade frequently enjoyed Chick-fil-A but did not know the impact her local Restaurant would eventually have on her career. Her journey with Chick-fil-A began in high school, when she applied for a part-time position at Chick-fil-A Trinity Mills in Carrollton to earn money toward a trip to Spain for spring break. As a Team Member, Wade quickly rose into leadership positions within the Restaurant and even earned a Remarkable Futures Scholarship from Chick-fil-A, Inc. to go toward her college tuition. Noticing her leadership potential, the Restaurant’s Operator introduced her to the idea of becoming an independent franchise Owner. After careful consideration, Wade set her sights on what is now a 21-year career with Chick-fil-A.
Upon earning her bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from the University of North Texas, Wade transitioned into a General Manager role at Chick-fil-A Rufe Snow in North Richland Hills, where she served the Fort Worth community for eight years. During her time as General Manager, she also worked at Chick-fil-A, Inc. for three years as a Reinvestment Coach. Additionally, Wade participated in the Chick-fil-A Leadership Development Program, an immersive two-year leadership development experience for recent college graduates that prepares them for a career in organizational leadership. After years of hard work and dedication, Wade was selected to become the Operator of Chick-fil-A Lufkin Mall in East Texas in 2017, where she quickly fell in love with the community’s small-town charm.
Alongside her husband, Tyler, Wade is thrilled to continue her career in East Texas at Chick-fil-A Jacksonville and build new relationships in the community. With the opening of Chick-fil-A Jacksonville, she looks forward to mentoring her Team Members and serving Guests with Chick-fil-A’s signature hospitality.
“I joined Chick-fil-A as a Team Member in 1999, and I immediately fell in love with the great-tasting food and genuine hospitality,” said Wade. “I look forward to bringing that welcoming atmosphere to the Jacksonville community and making a positive impact on our Team Members and Guests.”
Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A franchised Operators are committed to 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 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 Jacksonville, visit the Chick-fil-A Jacksonville 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 www.chick-fil-a.com.