Restaurant to Bring Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
PARIS, Texas (Feb. 1, 2021) – Chick-fil-A® Paris, located off of SE Loop 286 and Lamar Avenue, is slated to open for business on Thursday, Feb. 4. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Moises Hernandez as the independent franchised Owner and Operator of this new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Paris. Hernandez will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 100 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving Guests. Chick-fil-A Paris is located at 3420 Lamar Ave., and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
At Chick-fil-A, safe service is our first priority. New Chick-fil-A restaurants will take additional time to review operations and make sure appropriate precautions are in place before opening their dining rooms, to ensure the safety of Guests and Team Members. Currently, Chick-fil-A Paris will open for drive-thru and mobile curbside service, with delivery available shortly after the opening. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the Chick-fil-A mobile app. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our safe service page.
In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Paris will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Paris with free Chick-fil-A for a year. Additionally, a $25,000 donation is being made in honor of the new Chick-fil-A Paris restaurant to Feeding America. To aid in the fight against hunger, this donation will support organizations that are doing good work to care for others.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Paris is locally owned and operated by Moises Hernandez, a native of Honduras. As a first-generation citizen, Hernandez immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1999. A resident of Texas for 22 years, Hernandez grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. After college, Hernandez became a Certified Public Accountant and built a 10-year career in tax consulting. During this time, Hernandez realized he wanted to start a business that would positively impact his community and began exploring career opportunities with Chick-fil-A.
Immediately drawn to the great-tasting food and welcoming environment, he redirected his career focus toward opening his own Chick-fil-A restaurant. Hernandez applied to the Franchisee Selection Program and was selected to become the Operator of Chick-fil-A Westgate Mall in Amarillo, Texas. After serving the Amarillo community for two years, Hernandez is excited to transition into his new role as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Paris and serve the Paris community with Chick-fil-A’s signature hospitality.
In addition to spending quality time with his wife, Cheyenne, and their two sons, Beau and Everett, Hernandez is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys running and hiking in his spare time. As a new member of the community, Hernandez looks forward to fostering local relationships and making a positive impact on Team Members and Guests.
“I look forward to opening Chick-fil-A Paris and growing a team centered on caring for our community,” said Hernandez. “Alongside my family, I am thrilled to welcome our neighbors to the new restaurant.”
Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A franchised Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a great 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. As with all Chick-fil-A restaurants, Team Members are guaranteed Sundays off.
Quality Ingredients; Delicious Food
Chick-fil-A focuses on serving customers great-tasting food made with high quality ingredients. The produce we use in our recipes is delivered to our kitchens up to six times a week. Our 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.
Our 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 Paris, visit the Chick-fil-A Paris 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.