Restaurant to Bring Approximately 150 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in North Miami Beach on Thursday, Oct. 21. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Elias Feliz as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A North Miami Beach. Feliz will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 150 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A North Miami Beach is located at 820 N Miami Beach Blvd., adjacent to Jefferson Plaza, and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A North Miami Beach 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 North Miami Beach will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in North Miami Beach 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 North Miami Beach Owner/Operator Elias Feliz immigrated to the U.S. from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, when he was eight years old. His family settled in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until moving to South Florida eight years ago. Prior to beginning his Chick-fil-A journey, Feliz served in a variety of roles at JPMorgan Chase Bank, rising from personal banker to business relationship manager. After meeting the Operator of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in the Miami area, Feliz was inspired to make a career shift and pursue the opportunity to give back to his community as a Chick-fil-A Operator. In 2018, he was selected as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Pembroke Lakes Mall, where he served for three years. Feliz looks forward to continuing his career at Chick-fil-A North Miami Beach and hopes his journey from immigrant to business owner will help inspire others to pursue their dreams.

“One of my favorite things about being a Chick-fil-A Operator is the opportunity to give back,” said Feliz. “I would not be where I am today without the people who invested in me, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to pass that on by mentoring my Team Members and helping them develop their talents, so they can be successful no matter where life takes them.”

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 North Miami Beach, visit the Chick-fil-A North Miami Beach 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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