Restaurant to Bring Approximately 200 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 7, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Reynoldsburg on Thursday, Sept. 9. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Zach Mallare as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Reynoldsburg. Mallare will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 200 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Reynoldsburg is located at 2364 Taylor Park Dr., at the intersection of Taylor Park Dr. and Taylor Rd. SW, 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 Reynoldsburg will open for drive-thru only. 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 Reynoldsburg will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Reynoldsburg 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 Columbus area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A is the only job Ohio native Zach Mallare has ever had, starting in high school when he became a Team Member to pay for his new car. During his employment, Mallare was motivated by the personal care and investment from his leadership team and Operator, and was even awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Chick-fil-A to further his education. The experience inspired Mallare to continue working at a Chick-fil-A restaurant while attending college at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. After ten years of serving in a variety of roles, from leadership positions to operating Chick-fil-A Polaris Fashion Place Mall in Columbus, Mallare and his family are thrilled to return to the Reynoldsburg-Pickerington area where Mallare grew up.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve the Reynoldsburg community with a new Chick-fil-A restaurant,” said Mallare. “I’ve seen firsthand the difference that Chick-fil-A can make for its Team Members and guests, and I look forward to making a positive impact for my own team and my neighbors.”

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.
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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