Restaurant to Bring Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A Mint Hill will open for drive-thru and carry-out service, with third-party delivery available shortly after the opening. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A® App or 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 Mint Hill will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Mint Hill 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 Charlotte area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Mint Hill is locally owned and operated by Hal Queen. A Charlotte-area resident, Queen grew up on the East Side of the Queen City and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After graduating, he started his business career in sales, going the extra mile to serve his clients. Seeking to make a positive impact on his community and carry his heart for service into his next position, Queen set his sights on becoming a Chick-fil-A restaurant Operator. In 2011, he was selected as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Albemarle Road in Charlotte and has been serving the community since. Alongside his wife, Leslie, and five children, Queen is thrilled to open Chick-fil-A Mint Hill and make a positive impact on his Team Members, guests and neighbors.
“We’re incredibly grateful for the support we’ve received at Chick-fil-A Albemarle Road and are excited to continue serving the Charlotte area with the opening of Chick-fil-A Mint Hill,” said Queen. “I look forward to mentoring my Team Members and building a team focused on caring for our guests, serving them great-tasting food with our signature hospitality.”
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 Mint Hill, visit the Chick-fil-A Mint Hill 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 www.chick-fil-a.com.