Restaurant to Bring Approximately 125 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 4, 2021) – Chick-fil-A® Charleston & Fort Apache, located at the intersection of W. Charleston Boulevard and S. Fort Apache Road, is slated to open for business on Thursday, Jan. 7. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Bill Carnohan as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of this new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Las Vegas. Bill will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 125 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving Guests. Chick-fil-A Charleston & Fort Apache is located at 1100 S. Fort Apache Road and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

At Chick-fil-A, safe service is our first priority. New Chick-fil-A restaurants will take additional time to review operations and make sure appropriate precautions are in place before opening their dining rooms, to ensure the safety of Guests and Team Members. Currently, Chick-fil-A Charleston & Fort Apache will open for drive-thru and curbside pickup for mobile orders. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the Chick-fil-A mobile app. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s response to the coronavirus, please visit

In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Charleston & Fort Apache will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in the Las Vegas area. Additionally, the Chick-fil-A Foundation has partnered with Feeding America to donate $25,000 to a local food bank for every new restaurant opening. To aid in the fight against hunger, this donation will go towards organizations in Las Vegas that are doing good work to care for others.

Locally Owned and Operated

Passionate about serving others, local franchise owner Bill Carnohan looks forward to providing best-in-class service and a welcoming atmosphere to the Las Vegas community. Bill, his wife, Valerie, and their three children moved to Las Vegas in June, after 20 years in Charlotte, N.C. They are excited to join the community and build relationships with their Guests, as well as neighbors and local business owners.

While this is his first Chick-fil-A restaurant, Bill says Chick-fil-A has been a longstanding staple in his family’s life. Each morning, he and his daughter, Maryn, would have breakfast at their local Chick-fil-A in Charlotte – the same restaurant where his son, Bryce, also worked as a Team Member throughout high school. To the Carnohan family, Chick-fil-A has always been a place where they could spend quality time together in an environment of genuine hospitality.

Prior to becoming a Chick-fil-A franchised Operator, Bill spent more than two decades as a business executive in the healthcare industry. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, and he holds a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management. In his spare time, Bill enjoys spending time with family, as well as combining his passions for athletics and mentorship as a youth basketball coach.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to open a Chick-fil-A restaurant in the Las Vegas community,” said Carnohan. “I look forward to serving great food to our Guests, developing Team Members and creating a culture of care at our restaurant.”

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. Chick-fil-A Lemonade is made from three simple ingredients: lemon juice, sugar and water. 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 2019 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 Charleston & Fort Apache, visit the Chick-fil-A Charleston & Fort Apache 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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