Restaurant to Bring Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (April 5, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A restaurant is slated to open for business in Maryville on Wednesday, April 7. Chick-fil-A®, Inc. has selected Frankie Turner as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A West Broadway Avenue. Turner will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 100 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A West Broadway Avenue is located at 1767 W Broadway Ave, at the intersection of U.S. Route 129 and U.S. Route 411, and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

To ensure social distancing and limit contact between Team Members and guests, Chick-fil-A West Broadway Avenue will open via drive-thru, carry out and limited dine-in service. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A mobile app or through 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 West Broadway Avenue will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Maryville 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 within the greater Knoxville area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated

A Maryville native, Frankie Turner began his Chick-fil-A career nearly 40 years ago as a Team Member at Chick-fil-A Foothills Mall. Since then, he has held a variety of roles at the company, including Operator of both Chick-fil-A Foothills Mall and Chick-fil-A Hunter’s Crossing. As the local owner and operator of Chick-fil-A West Broadway Avenue, Turner is thrilled to offer delicious food and genuine hospitality to his hometown of Maryville.

Turner graduated with an associate degree from Walter State College and attended the University of Tennessee. As a testament to his continued support of local education, in 2016, he was awarded the Starlight Award by Maryville City Schools Foundation, a charitable organization that benefits educational programs for students in local schools. In his free time, Turner enjoys boating on the lake and snowmobiling with his family.

“For 20 years, I’ve had the fortune to positively impact the greater Knoxville area while operating Chick-fil-A Hunter’s Crossing, and I’m excited to become even more immersed in the community with Chick-fil-A West Broadway Avenue,” said Turner. “I look forward to supporting my Team Members and providing a great dining experience for my neighbors and guests.”

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.

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 West Broadway Avenue, visit the Chick-fil-A West Broadway Avenue 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 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

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