Ala Moana Center Restaurant Brings Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes with Free Chick-fil-A Meals for a Year
HONOLULU, Hawai‘i (Oct. 17, 2022) – The first Chick-fil-A® restaurant on O‘ahu will open in Honolulu on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Kurt Milne as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Ala Moana Center, located in the Makai Market Food Court at 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI, 96814.
Marking the restaurant company’s second location in the state of Hawai‘i, Chick-fil-A Ala Moana Center will be open for dine-in and carry-out service from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Ala Moana Center can download the Chick-fil-A® App and join the Chick-fil-A One® tiered membership program, where guests receive points on every qualifying purchase which can be used to redeem available rewards. Third-party delivery will be made available shortly after the opening.
Locally Owned and Operated
As full-time, hands-on leaders in their restaurants and communities, Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators proudly reside in the areas in which they serve.
In Honolulu, Kurt Milne will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 100 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses. Milne and his family reside on O‘ahu, where he has lived since graduating from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa where he played on the football team. Having operated several successful businesses on O‘ahu, Milne is excited to combine his extensive restaurant operations background with his fond Chick-fil-A memories, inspiring guests to create their own traditions at the restaurant.
“Throughout my childhood in Georgia, I had so many special experiences at Chick-fil-A, and I look forward to our guests experiencing that same level of signature hospitality combined with the Aloha Spirit,” said Milne. “I’ve called O‘ahu home for nearly two decades, and I look forward to the opportunity for our restaurant to serve and show care for our Team Members, guests and the Honolulu community.”
Caring for the Community
In honor of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has donated $25,000 to Hawai‘i Foodbank, a certified member of Feeding America, on behalf of the new restaurant. The funds will support partners in the local community to aid in the fight against hunger. Chick-fil-A Ala Moana Center is also recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.
Additionally, Milne’s restaurant will plan to participate in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table® Program, an initiative that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and nonprofits in need. When there is surplus food, Chick-fil-A Ala Moana Center will donate it to a local community partner.
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, mentoring and the chance to apply for scholarships to support their continuing education. Since 1973, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has awarded more than $136 million in scholarships to more than 80,000 restaurant Team Members.
Quality Ingredients; Delicious Food
Chick-fil-A restaurants focus on serving customers great-tasting food made with quality ingredients. The produce used in recipes is delivered to kitchens up to six times a week. 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. More about Chick-fil-A food and beverages:
o The famous Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich is made with a boneless breast of chicken seasoned to perfection, breaded by hand and served on a toasted bun with pickles.
o Chick-fil-A® Nuggets are available breaded or grilled and are perfect for pairing with one of seven delicious Chick-fil-A dipping sauces.
o Chick-fil-A Waffle Potato Fries® are made from real potatoes.
o Chick-fil-A salad entrées, including the Market and Cobb, are prepared fresh daily.
o Regular Chick-fil-A® Lemonade is made from three simple ingredients: real lemon juice—not from concentrate, cane sugar and water.
For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Ala Moana Center, visit the local restaurant’s Facebook page and follow along on Instagram. For more information about Chick-fil-A, its Hawai`i expansion, and stories about the Brand’s food, people and customers, visit chick-fil-a.com/hawaii.
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 48 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.