Growing up, Chick-fil-A Chef Christy Cook found her cooking inspiration in many places ¾in her backyard, where she gathered colorful ingredients to make mud pies for her mom and grandma to “enjoy;” and in her playroom, where she used a small oven to toast bread, watching alongside her mom as the butter melted.
Every holiday season, one local restaurant in Tampa Bay becomes much more than a dinner destination. In fact, it becomes a full-fledged winter wonderland, proving that temperature is no match for a dedicated Chick-fil-A Operator’s holiday spirit and a couple billion artificial snow flakes. For visitors to the area who are just passing through, the restaurant’s display is a roadside marvel. For those who call Tampa home, visiting the wonderland that is Chick-fil-A Waters Avenue is a family tradition.
Is Chick-fil-A open on New Year’s? Good news! If you’re looking to end 2018 with a Nugget tray or ring in 2019 with Waffle Fries, Chick-fil-A will be open for both. On New Year’s Eve, most Chick-fil-A locations will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. On New Year’s Day, most restaurants will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Every year, it’s our pleasure to serve the millions of guests who pass through Chick-fil-A drive-thrus across the nation. We’ve served a lot of chicken and seen a lot of faces – some familiar, some new and some even furry. As another year comes to a close, Chick-fil-A is paying tribute to some of the most interesting drive-thru moments over the years.
For many of us, the day ends when the sun goes down. But for others, it's just beginning. Each morning, Erika Toraya, a volunteer teacher, prepares art materials for her class at the Braille Institute, while, Jessica Ferreira, a nurse, leaves the hospital after having worked all night. And at the same hour, Coach Alex Araneda turns on the soccer field lights and prepares for the morning training session.