Restaurant to Bring Approximately 200 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
MIAMI, Fla. (June 10, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A restaurant is slated to open for business in Miami on Thursday, May 20. Chick-fil-A®, Inc. has selected Justin Lindsey as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Kendall. Lindsey will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 200 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Kendall is located at 12100 S.W. 88th Street, near the intersection of S.W. 88th Street and Ronald Reagan Turnpike, and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
At Chick-fil-A, safe service is a top priority. To ensure social distancing and limit contact between Team Members and guests, Chick-fil-A Kendall will open for drive-thru and carry-out service. 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 response to COVID-19, please visit the safe service page.
In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Kendall will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Miami 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 Miami area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Kendall is locally owned and operated by Justin Lindsey. A Florida native, Lindsey has fond memories of enjoying Chick-fil-A with his family at Oaks Mall in Gainesville, Fla. Inspired by the restaurant’s welcoming environment, Lindsey applied to become a Team Member at Chick-fil-A Oaks Mall and was mentored by the restaurant’s Operator, preparing him to apply to open his own Chick-fil-A restaurant.
With a passion for entrepreneurship, Lindsey started several business ventures as a student at the University of Florida. During this time, he developed valuable business and leadership skills that contributed to his success as the franchised Operator of Chick-fil-A Dadeland Mall in Miami. After serving the Miami community for ten years, Lindsey is excited to open his new restaurant and continue building relationships with Team Members and guests as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Kendall.
"Alongside my family, I am thrilled to continue serving the Miami community through our new restaurant, Chick-fil-A Kendall," said Lindsey. "We look forward to serving great-tasting food and creating a positive, welcoming environment for all of our guests.”
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 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. For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Kendall, visit the Chick-fil-A Kendall 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 www.chick-fil-a.com.