Restaurant Brings Approximately 140 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes with Free Chick-fil-A Meals for a Year

O’FALLON, Mo. (Nov. 16, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the O'Fallon community on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Cody Pierce as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Hawks Ridge.

Located at 8298 Old Highway N, near the intersection of Sommers Road and Highway N, Chick-fil-A Hawks Ridge will be open for dine-in, drive-thru and carry-out from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Hawks Ridge can place an order for pickup, dine-in or delivery on the Chick-fil-A®App or online. When joining the Chick-fil-A One® tiered membership program, guests receive points on every qualifying purchase, which can be used to redeem available rewards. Visit to view delivery options in your area.

The Hawks Ridge restaurant joins 20 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider St. Louis market.

Locally Owned and Operated
As full-time, hands-on leaders in their restaurants and communities, Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators proudly reside in the communities in which they serve.

In O'Fallon, Pierce will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 140 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.

Pierce is no stranger to Chick-fil-A. After beginning as a Team Member when he was 16 years old, Pierce spent the next six years working through various positions until eventually becoming the Executive Director of Chick-fil-A South Cooper Street in Arlington, Texas. He was later accepted into the Chick-fil-A Leadership Development Program, where he held 16 different assignments at Chick-fil-A restaurants over the course of two years. Pierce looks forward to using his years of experience to serve and support the O’Fallon community as Operator of Chick-fil-A Hawks Ridge.

“My vision for Chick-fil-A Hawks Ridge is to empower people – Team Members and guests alike – to be the best versions of themselves,” said Pierce. “I look forward to investing in this community and developing young leaders in my restaurant.”

Caring for the O'Fallon Community
In honor of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will donate $25,000 to Feeding America on behalf of the new restaurant. These funds will be distributed to partners in the greater St. Louis area to aid in the fight against hunger.

In addition, Chick-fil-A Hawks Ridge is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the O'Fallon area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.

Pierce’s restaurant will be participating in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table™ Program, an initiative that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and nonprofits in need.

Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent and providing a positive work environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. Team Members have 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.

Delicious Food; Outstanding Customer Service
Chick-fil-A is known for serving customers great-tasting food made with high-quality ingredients, including the original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. Made with a real, whole, boneless breast of chicken with no added fillers, the breaded chicken is pressure cooked in fully-refined peanut oil. Chick-fil-A was one of the first in the industry to eliminate chicken raised with antibiotics to ensure guests have an option for high-quality food on the go.

To complement the great-tasting chicken, fresh produce is delivered to Chick-fil-A restaurants up to six times a week for the best quality and flavor. The fresh ingredients are raised and grown by farmers who share the company's elevated quality and safety standards, so guests feel good about their meal.

For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Hawks Ridge visit the local restaurant’s Facebook page and follow along on Instagram. For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the Brand’s food, people and customers across the country, visit

About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a restaurant company known for the Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich and signature hospitality. Represented by more than 170,000 Team Members, Operators and Staff, Chick-fil-A® restaurants serve guests freshly prepared food at more than 2,700 restaurants in 48 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Canada. The family-owned and privately held restaurant company was founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy and is committed to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate.  
Known for its leadership and growth opportunities, in 2022 Chick-fil-A was named a Best Employer in America by Forbes and a top company for career opportunities for Black employees by Glassdoor. The company was also awarded the Employee’s Choice by Glassdoor honoring top CEOs and was named a Culture 500 Culture Champion in 2020. A leader in customer service, Chick-fil-A was named QSR magazine’s Drive-Thru Restaurant of the Year in 2021. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at and @ChickfilANews.

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