Restaurant to Bring Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A West Lufkin will open for drive-thru and dine-in service. 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 West Lufkin will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in the Lufkin community 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 Tyler East Texas area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A has always been a family business for Henckel, whose father and brother are also Chick-fil-A Owners/Operators. Henckel’s earliest memories include playing in the back of his father’s restaurant in Beaumont, Texas where he later worked as a Team Member and was awarded a Chick-fil-A scholarship to help pursue an engineering degree. After 13 years in the engineering field, he returned to Beaumont and spent six years running his father’s restaurants. He looks forward to opening his own restaurant in Lufkin and serving the community alongside his family.
“I’ve seen firsthand what a positive impact Chick-fil-A can have on communities, not only while watching my father run his restaurants, but also working as a Team Member and serving guests,” says Henckel. “I’m excited to welcome new Team Members, give back to the community, and create a memorable dining experience for all who visit Chick-fil-A West Lufkin.”
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 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 www.chick-fil-a.com. For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A West Lufkin, visit the Chick-fil-A West Lufkin Facebook page.
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 nationwide, 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 was named by Glassdoor as a top company for career opportunities for Black employees. 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 for 2021. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com and via @ChickfilANews.