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

MANDEVILLE, La. (June 28, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Mandeville on Thursday, July 1. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Richard Gonzalez as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Mandeville. Gonzalez 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 Mandeville is located at 3585 Highway 190, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and Emerald Road, 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 Mandeville will open for dine-in, drive-thru and carry-out. 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 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 Mandeville will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Mandeville 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 New Orleans area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated

New Orleans native, Rick Gonzalez, will be the local Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Mandeville. A University of New Orleans graduate, Gonzalez began his career with Chick-fil-A in 1989 after he opened his first Chick-fil-A restaurant, Chick-fil-A Oakwood Center in Gretna. After serving as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Oakwood Center for more than 15 years, Gonzalez opened Chick-fil-A Highway 190 in Covington, where he will continue to serve as Operator while simultaneously leading his new team at Chick-fil-A Mandeville. With a heart for family-run businesses, Gonzalez currently works closely with three of his five children at Chick-fil-A Highway 190 and looks forward to continuing to do so at his newest restaurant.

“For nearly two decades I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of this community, raising my five children here and serving my neighbors at Chick-fil-A Highway 190,” said Gonzalez. “With this new restaurant, I look forward to welcoming guests, inspiring Team Members and making a positive impact on the Mandeville community.”

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 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 Mandeville, visit the Chick-fil-A Mandeville 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

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