Restaurant to Bring Approximately 120 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

LINDEN, N.J. (March 8, 2021) – Chick-fil-A Linden, in located in Union County, just a few miles from the city of Rahway, N.J., is slated to open for business on March 10. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Marlon Terrell as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of this new Chick-fil-AÒ restaurant. Terrell 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 Linden is located at 900 W. Edgar Rd. and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

At Chick-fil-A, safe service is our first priority. Chick-fil-A Linden will open for drive-thru and carry-out only. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A mobile app or 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 Linden will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Union 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 Linden area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated

Marlon Terrell began his career with Chick-fil-A at 16, as a restaurant Team Member in his home state of Texas. After graduating high-school, Terrell received a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and served 15 years on active duty as a Nuclear Engineer and Submariner. During his tenure as a Naval Officer, he received a master’s in Leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2015, he ended his military career and returned to his Chick-fil-A roots to open his first restaurant as the Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Woodbridge, which he’ll continue to oversee in addition to his new restaurant, Chick-fil-A Linden.

“For the past five years, I have witnessed how a Chick-fil-A restaurant can impact a community, something that extends far beyond the walls of our restaurant,” said Terrell. “From providing leadership and growth opportunities for my Team Members to partnering with local organizations and building relationships with our Guests, my experience as an Operator has been so fulfilling, and I can’t wait to see what this new chapter holds. I am honored to open Chick-fil-A Linden and look forward to establishing our new restaurant as a second home to all.”

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: fresh squeezed 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 Linden, visit the Chick-fil-A Linden Facebook page and follow along on Instagram.

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