Restaurant Brings Approximately 85 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes with Free Chick-fil-A Meals for a Year
NEW YORK (Oct. 3, 2022) – Today, a new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving Midtown Manhattan. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Oscar Fittipaldi as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A 219 West 34th Street.
Located at 219 West 34th St., near the intersection of West 34th Street and Seventh Avenue, Chick-fil-A 219 West 34th Street is open for dine-in and carry-out from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A 219 West 34th Street can place an order for pickup or dine-in on the Chick-fil-A® App or online. When joining the Chick-fil-A One® tiered membership program, guests receive points on every qualifying purchase, which can be used to redeem available rewards. Visit chick-fil-a.com/delivery to view delivery options in your area.
Locally Owned and Operated
As full-time, hands-on leaders in their restaurants and communities, Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators proudly reside in the communities in which they serve.
In New York City, Fittipaldi is responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 85 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.
Originally from Argentina, Fittipaldi came to the United States in 1989. Prior to his career at Chick-fil-A, he served as a sailor in the Argentine Navy, as a U.S. Merchant Marine and a cruise ship captain, where he visited more than 20 countries and learned key skills in both leadership and hospitality. However, it wasn’t until his wife Melissa began working at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in New Jersey that Fittipaldi started exploring career possibilities with the Brand. He soon went through Chick-fil-A’s Operator selection process and was chosen to serve as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Aramingo in Philadelphia. Fittipaldi spent five years at this location and was later selected to open New York City’s first Chick-fil-A location, Chick-fil-A 37th & 6th, in 2015. Fittipaldi is thrilled to open his second restaurant in the area and continue growing his relationships with the community.
“I am excited to open the doors of my second New York City location and work closely with my team,” Fittipaldi said. “As a restaurant owner, I am given the unique opportunity to help my Team Members grow in their careers and teach them the importance of hospitality and leadership. My restaurants are not just about the business; we are family that supports one another, our guests and the community.”
Caring for the Community
In honor of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will donate $25,000 to Feeding America on behalf of the new restaurant. These funds will be distributed to partners in the greater New York City area to aid in the fight against hunger.
In addition, Chick-fil-A 219 West 34th Street is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Manhattan area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.
Fittipaldi’s restaurant is participating 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.
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
Chick-fil-A is known for serving customers great-tasting food made with high-quality ingredients, including the original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. Made with a real, whole, boneless breast of chicken with no added fillers, the breaded chicken is pressure cooked in fully-refined peanut oil. Chick-fil-A was one of the first in the industry to eliminate chicken raised with antibiotics to ensure guests have an option for high-quality food on the go.
To complement the great-tasting chicken, fresh produce is delivered to Chick-fil-A restaurants up to six times a week for the best quality and flavor. The fresh ingredients are raised and grown by farmers who share the company's elevated quality and safety standards, so guests feel good about their meal.
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 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.