Restaurant to Bring Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
Simpsonville, S.C. (May 2, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Simpsonville on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Matt Webber as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A NE Main St. Webber 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 NE Main St. is located at 930 NE Main St., at the corner of NE Main Street and Highway 14, and will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Chick-fil-A NE Main St. will open for dine-in, drive-thru and carry out, as well as third party delivery. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A® App or through online ordering.
In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A NE Main St. will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Simpsonville 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 Greenville County area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A NE Main St. is independently owned and operated by Matt Webber. For Webber, Chick-fil-A has always felt like family. In fact, when Webber was 15 years old and had his first job as a Team Member, he met his wife, Donna, who was working as a Team Member at the same restaurant. Following his graduation from the University of South Carolina, Webber joined Chick-fil-A's Leadership Development Program, growing both his understanding of the business and love for the brand. In 2005, his dream of owning a Chick-fil-A restaurant became a reality when he was selected to be the Operator of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in North Carolina. Four years later, he returned to the area where he grew up to operate Chick-fil-A Simpsonville in 2009 and Chick-fil-A Mauldin in 2014, both of which he continues to operate today. With 27 years of Chick-fil-A experience, Webber is thrilled to continue serving guests with great-tasting food and genuine hospitality at Chick-fil-A NE Main St.
“I’m humbled by the opportunity to open another restaurant in the community I was born and raised in,” said Webber. “I am eager to continue building relationships in the community and provide development opportunities to my Team Members.”
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 NE Main St., visit the Chick-fil-A NE Main St. Facebook page and follow along on Instagram.
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 47 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 www.chick-fil-a.com and @ChickfilANews.