Restaurant to Bring Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (March 1, 2021) – Chick-fil-A® Southwest Parkway, located near Kiwanis Park, is slated to open for business on March 1. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Mary Beth Leach as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of this new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Wichita Falls. Leach 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 Southwest Parkway is located at 4101 Southwest Parkway and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

At Chick-fil-A, safe service is a top priority. Chick-fil-A Southwest Parkway will open for drive-thru, carry-out and mobile curbside. Guests can also take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A mobile app or online ordering. 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 Southwest Parkway will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Wichita Falls 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 in Northern Texas to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated

Chick-fil-A Southwest Parkway is locally owned and operated by Mary Beth Leach. A native of Abilene, Texas, Leach began her career with Chick-fil-A in 2007 as a Restaurant Marketing Director in Abilene. Through her position, she helped develop the Chick-fil-A brand throughout Abilene and led events within the local community while partnering with various charitable organizations. Her hard work and commitment to the Chick-fil-A brand eventually gave her the opportunity to assist with opening new restaurants and increase brand growth in various other markets across the country. In 2010, she was chosen for her first Chick-fil-A restaurant inside Heartland Mall in Brownwood, Texas. After three years, Leach set her sights on Northern Texas and opened Chick-fil-A Wichita Falls in 2013.

Leach, her husband, Justin, and their two children have lived in the Wichita Falls area since 2013, and she is excited to continue serving the local community at her new Chick-fil-A Southwest Parkway restaurant. She enjoys mentoring and developing leaders and is eager to continue her passion for leadership at Chick-fil-A Southwest Parkway.

“My family and I have enjoyed being a part of the Wichita Falls community for the past eight years and are eager to continue serving our neighbors through this new restaurant,” said Leach. “I look forward to building relationships with Guests and inspiring my Team Members to become leaders in the community.”

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

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 For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Southwest Parkway, visit the Chick-fil-A Southwest Parkway 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

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