New Restaurants in Vista Village and Ocean View Hills to Bring Approximately 350 New Jobs to the Community
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 11, 2022) – Chick-fil-A®, Inc. today announces two new locations opening this week in the San Diego area. Chick-fil-A Ocean View Hills will open for business on Wednesday, April 13, and Chick-fil-A Hwy 78 & Vista Village will open for business on Thursday, April 14.
These two openings will create employment opportunities for approximately 350 full- and part-time Team Members and bring the total number of Chick-fil-A locations in the greater San Diego area to 18, excluding licensed and delivery kitchen locations. The new restaurants will be locally owned and operated by franchise owners who live and work in the communities in which they serve.
Caring for the San Diego Community
In honor of the openings, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will donate $25,000 for each restaurant to Feeding America. The combined $50,000 will be distributed partners in the greater San Diego area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Additionally, Chick-fil-A Ocean View Hills and Chick-fil- A Hwy 78 & Vista Village are each recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the San Diego area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A for a year.
Chick-fil-A Ocean View Hills (Opening Wednesday, April 13)
Starting Wednesday, April 13, Chick-fil-A Ocean View Hills will be open at 804 Dennery Road, San Diego, CA 92154. From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, guests can dine in or carry out their favorite menu items, and will be able to take advantage of the drive-thru until 11 p.m.
Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected San Diego native Jon Tucker as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Ocean View Hills. Tucker began his journey with Chick-fil-A at the age of 15 when he was hired for his first job. In addition to his 11-years serving the community with Chick-fil-A, Tucker also works as the Vice President of a non-profit organization in Tijuana that was founded by his mother. The organization’s mission is rescuing and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking. Chick-fil-A holds a special place in Tucker’s heart as it is where he met his now wife, and together they have a beautiful baby girl. Having deep family ties both in the area and across the border, Tucker looks forward to becoming Operator of Chick-fil-A Ocean View Hills and is grateful for the opportunity to serve and help transform the community that means so much to him.
For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Ocean View Hills, visit the Chick-fil-A Ocean View Hills Facebook page and follow along on Instagram.
Chick-fil-A Hwy 78 & Vista Village (Opening Thursday, April 14)
Starting Thursday, April 14, Chick-fil-A Hwy 78 & Vista Village will be open at 475 Hacienda Drive, Vista, CA 92081 for dine in, drive-thru and carry out from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Luis Gomez as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Hwy 78 & Vista Village. Embodying an entrepreneurial passion from an early age, Gomez began his journey with Chick-fil-A in 2010, serving as a Team Member while attending Blinn Community College in Bryan, TX. Gomez quickly advanced to leadership positions and in 2013, he pursued a Hotel and Restaurant Management degree at the University of Houston. In 2017, Gomez was accepted into the Chick-fil-A’s Leadership Development Program, which gives future leaders the chance to learn alongside Operators around the U.S. and Canada. During this program, he helped open 13 Chick-fil-A restaurants in just two years. Now, after representing Chick-fil-A for nearly a dozen years, Gomez looks forward to stepping into the Operator role.
For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Hwy 78 & Vista Village, visit the Chick-fil-A Hwy 78 & Vista Village Facebook page and follow along on Instagram.
Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a positive work environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. Team Members have 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.
Delicious Food; Outstanding Customer Service
With a longstanding tradition in the restaurant industry for setting high standards in customer service, Chick-fil-A focuses on serving great-tasting food made with high quality ingredients. All produce used in recipes is delivered to kitchens up to six times a week. 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.
Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely, who can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A mobile app or through online ordering.
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.
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.