RENTON, Wa. (March 22, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A restaurant is slated to open for business in the Seattle area on Thursday, March 25. Chick-fil-A®, Inc. has selected Erik Lee as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Ranier Avenue at Renton Center. Lee will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 150 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Rainier Avenue at Renton Center, located just south of the South 3rd Street and Rainier Avenue South intersection, is located at 375 Rainier Avenue South 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. To ensure social distancing and limit contact between Team Members and guests, Chick-fil-A Rainier Avenue at Renton Center will open for drive-thru, mobile curbside and mobile carry-out service, with third-party delivery offered shortly after the opening. Guests can also take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A mobile app and online ordering. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s response to COVID-19, please visit our safe service page.

In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Rainier Avenue at Renton Center will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Renton 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 King County to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated

Chick-fil-A Rainier Avenue at Renton Center is locally owned and operated by Erik Lee. Lee comes from a first-generation immigrant family from Taiwan and was raised in Atlanta. He began his career with Chick-fil-A as a restaurant Team Member while he was a college student at the University of Georgia earning his bachelor’s degree in marketing. Lee moved to Renton earlier this year with his wife, Mary Claire, and they look forward to introducing their community to the Chick-fil-A brand.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to create a positive and lasting impact in the lives of my Team Members and all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A Rainier Avenue at Renton Center,” said Lee. “As the owner and operator of Renton’s first Chick-fil-A location, I look forward to serving guests exceptional service and fresh and delicious food.”

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 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.

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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