Restaurant to Bring Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
MELBOURNE, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2021) – Chick-fil-A® North Viera, located near the intersection of Viera Blvd. and Stadium Pkwy., is slated to open for business on Thursday, Feb. 4. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Michael Weeks as the independent franchised Owner and Operator of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Melbourne. Weeks 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 North Viera is located at 2955 Viera Blvd., 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 North Viera will open for drive-thru and mobile curbside service, with delivery available shortly after the opening. 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 our safe service page.
In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A North Viera will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Melbourne with free Chick-fil-A for a year. 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 toward organizations in Melbourne that are doing good work to care for others.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A North Viera will be locally owned and operated by Florida native, Michael Weeks. Born and raised in Panama City, Weeks attended Florida State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Weeks worked as a Chick-fil-A restaurant Team Member throughout high school and college, where he developed a passion for leadership and customer service. Shortly following graduation, Weeks moved to San Diego, Calif., to kick-off what has now become a 21-year career with Chick-fil-A.
After learning the ins and outs of the Chick-fil-A business under a local San Diego Restaurant Operator, Weeks applied for the franchisee selection program and was selected to become the Operator of his first Chick-fil-A restaurant at the South Bay Galleria Mall in Redondo Beach, Calif. After three years of mentoring Team Members and serving the Redondo Beach community through his Restaurant, Weeks returned to San Diego to open Chick-fil-A Carmel Mountain. Weeks served as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Carmel Mountain for nearly a decade and earned multiple Symbol of Success awards, an honor for franchise Operators who successfully achieve challenging sales goals over the previous year. Demonstrating his continued dedication to the company, Weeks is thrilled to return home to Florida and open Chick-fil-A North Viera with his wife and two children.
“With the opening of Chick-fil-A North Viera, I look forward to providing the Melbourne community with great-tasting food served with genuine hospitality,” said Weeks. “Alongside my family, I am excited to build new relationships and make a positive impact on everyone who dines with us.”
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. [Insert any local sourcing information, if relevant]
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.
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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.