Restaurant Brings Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes With Free Chick-fil-A Meals for a Year
Alexandria, Va. (May 23, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Alexandria community on Thursday, May 26. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Andrea Barnett as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Kingstowne.
Located at 5808 Kingstowne Ctr., near the intersection of Kingstowne Village Pkwy and S Van Dom St., Chick-fil-A Kingstowne will be open for dine-in, drive-thru, mobile ordering and carry-out from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Kingstowne can place an order for pickup or delivery on the Chick-fil-A® App or online, and receive points on every qualifying purchase and redeem available rewards when joining Chick-fil-A One®, a tiered membership program.
The Kingstowne restaurant joins 58 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Alexandria market.
Locally Owned and Operated
As full-time, hands-on leaders in their restaurants and communities, Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators proudly reside in the areas in which they serve.
In Alexandria, Barnett will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 100 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.
This is Barnett’s second Chick-fil-A restaurant, and she will continue to operate Chick-fil-A Springfield In-Line, less than three miles away from her new location. Barnett’s Chick-fil-A career started when she was just 13 years old and worked work as a Team Member in her father’s restaurant, Chick-fil-A Sugarland. She worked as a Team Member for 10 years before becoming an Operator in 2011.
”Chick-fil-A is an important part of my family,” said Barnett, whose father and sister each own and Operate two Chick-fil-A restaurants in Virginia. She added, “I even met my husband, Marcus, at Chick-fil-A when he came in as a guest! I look forward to getting to know each new Team Member at this second restaurant and getting even more involved in this wonderful community.”
Caring for the Alexandria Community
In honor of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will donate $25,000 to Feeding America on behalf of the new restaurant. These funds will be distributed to partners in the greater Washington D.C. area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Chick-fil-A Kingstowne is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Alexandria area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.
Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a positive work environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. Team Members have 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.
Delicious Food; Outstanding Customer Service
Chick-fil-A is known for serving customers great-tasting food made with high quality ingredients, including the original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. Made with a real, whole, boneless breast of chicken with no added fillers, the breaded chicken is pressure cooked in fully refined peanut oil. Chick-fil-A was one of the first in the industry to eliminate chicken raised with antibiotics to ensure guests have an option for high-quality food on the go.
To complement the great-tasting chicken, fresh produce is delivered to Chick-fil-A restaurants up to six times a week for the best quality and flavor. The fresh ingredients are raised and grown by farmers who share the company's elevated quality and safety standards, so guests feel good about their meal.
For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Kingstowne, visit their Facebook page. 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 restaurant company known for the Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich and signature hospitality. Represented by more than 170,000 Team Members, Operators and Staff, Chick-fil-A® restaurants serve guests freshly prepared food at more than 2,700 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico 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.
Known for its leadership and growth opportunities, in 2022 Chick-fil-A was named a Best Employer in America by Forbes and a top company for career opportunities for Black employees by Glassdoor. The company was also awarded the Employee’s Choice by Glassdoor honoring top CEOs and was named a Culture 500 Culture Champion in 2020. A leader in customer service, Chick-fil-A was named QSR magazine’s Drive-Thru Restaurant of the Year in 2021. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com and @ChickfilANews.