Restaurant to Bring Approximately 175 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

WOODHAVEN, Mich. (Oct. 11, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Woodhaven on Thursday, Oct. 14. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Cody Gibson as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Woodhaven. Gibson will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 175 full - and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Woodhaven is located at 20200 West Road, near the intersection of Allen Road and West Road, and will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A Woodhaven will open for drive-thru and mobile carry out. 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 Woodhaven will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Woodhaven 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 Detroit area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated

Chick-fil-A Woodhaven is locally owned and operated by Cody Gibson. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Gibson started his Chick-fil-A journey in 2014 working as a Chick-fil-A Franklin Park Mall Team Member while attending the University of Toledo. Gibson quickly rose into leadership positions at the restaurant and within a year was supporting the openings of other neighboring Chick-fil-A restaurants. In the spring of 2018, Gibson was accepted into the Chick-fil-A Leadership Development Program, where he built his business and leadership skills and set his sights on becoming a Chick-fil-A Operator. He is thrilled to open Chick-fil-A Woodhaven and welcome his neighbors and community into the new restaurant.

“Chick-fil-A has been a part of my story for six years and I am excited to continue the growth of this incredible restaurant company so close to where I grew up,” said Gibson. “With the opening of this restaurant, I look forward to making a positive impact in the Woodhaven community and providing growth and development opportunities to our new 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

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 Woodhaven, visit the Chick-fil-A Woodhaven 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

Tagged In: Franchise Leadership Operator