Restaurant to Bring Approximately 160 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
PLANT CITY, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Plant City on Thursday, Dec. 2. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Dawn Redmon as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Plant City. Redmon will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 160 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Plant City is located at 1101 Goldfinch Drive, off of Thonotosassa Road, 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 Plant City will open with dine-in, mobile ordering, carry-out and drive-thru 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 Plant City will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Hillsborough County 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 Tampa area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Plant City is locally owned and operated by Dawn Redmon. A Florida native, Redmon grew up in Mulberry, just down the road from her new restaurant in Plant City. After graduating from Nova Southeastern College, she began teaching middle school while supporting a local Chick-fil-A restaurant with its marketing efforts. Inspired by the restaurant’s welcoming atmosphere, Redmon started working nights as a part-time Team Member and eventually left teaching to pursue a career with Chick-fil-A. As a result of her hard work and dedication, Redmon quickly rose to leadership positions within the restaurant and was selected to become the Operator of Chick-fil-A Westfield Brandon in 2016. After serving the Brandon community for five years, she is thrilled to transition into her new role as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Plant City. Alongside her family, who will help support restaurant operations, Redmon is excited to call Plant City her new home and make a lasting impact in the community.
“Throughout my life, mentoring youth has always been my passion,” said Redmon. “With the opening of Chick-fil-A Plant City, I look forward to developing and encouraging my Team Members. As a local business owner, I am humbled by the opportunity to show care for our neighbors and serve our guests great-tasting food with Chick-fil-A’s 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 Plant City, visit the Chick-fil-A Plant City 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.