Restaurant to Bring Approximately 140 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
NAPLES, Fla. (Feb. 7, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Naples on Thursday, Feb. 10. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Chip Hudson as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Addie’s Corner. Hudson will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing more than 140 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Addie’s Corner is located at 8610 Addison Place Drive, at the intersection of Addison Place Drive and Collier Boulevard, and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A Addie’s Corner 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® 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 Addie’s Corner will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Naples 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 Naples area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Addie’s Corner is locally owned and operated by Chip Hudson. Hudson previously worked in executive roles in the insurance industry that allowed him to develop his leadership and mentorship skills. Frequently traveling for his job, Hudson always sought out Chick-fil-A on his business trips, impressed by both the freshly-prepared food and the genuine hospitality. His friends, who served as Operators in his home state of Tennessee, encouraged him to begin his journey with Chick-fil-A. After eight years of learning the ins and outs of the Chick-fil-A business, Hudson relocated his family to Naples to serve as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Coastland Center for four years. Alongside his wife and two children, Hudson is thrilled to open Chick-fil-A Addie’s Corner and continue serving Naples, a community his family has grown to love and are committed to wholly supporting.
“I have loved every minute of serving the Naples community, and I’m humbled and excited by the opportunity to continue welcoming my neighbors through this new restaurant,” said Hudson. “I look forward to supporting my team and creating a positive and welcoming dining experience at Chick-fil-A Addie’s Corner.”
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 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 Addie’s Corner, visit the Chick-fil-A Addie’s Corner’s 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 Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,700 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.