Restaurant to Bring Approximately 140 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 7, 2022) – Chick-fil-A® Wildwood Centre is slated to reopen for business in Homewood on March 10. Rodney Jackson will continue to serve as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Wildwood Centre, which was rebuilt after serving the Homewood community for 30 years. Jackson will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 140 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Wildwood Centre is located at 211 Lakeshore Pkwy and will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A Wildwood Centre 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.

Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Wildwood Centre is locally owned and operated by Rodney Jackson, who is excited to reopen this restaurant, while also continuing to operate Chick-fil-A Vestavia Hills in his hometown of Birmingham. Jackson’s Chick-fil-A roots run very deep. He started as a Team Member at the age of 16 at his father’s restaurant in 1974, which was the first Chick-fil-A location in Alabama. After several years working alongside his father, Jackson became a Chick-fil-A Operator in 1983 in Jasper, Ala. He later returned to Birmingham to open the state’s second free-standing location in 1990, where he and his wife of 43 years have been ever since. Jackson’s brother, David, also serves as an Operator in the area for Chick-fil-A Hoover Commons, and together, the Jackson family trio has more than 100 years serving in Chick-fil-A leadership.

“The most rewarding part of my work is developing young leaders,” said Jackson. “It’s exciting to see them take on new responsibilities and grow in their roles at Chick-fil-A. I am looking forward to working with my Team Members and reopening my doors to the Birmingham community.”

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 Wildwood Centre, visit the Chick-fil-A Wildwood Centre website, 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 Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,700 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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