What’s it like to work at a Chick-fil-A restaurant? Team Members will tell you there are perks, from delicious food on the ready and Sundays off to close teams and scholarships. But don’t take our word for it.
In one week, Manhattan’s newest Chick-fil-A restaurant will open three blocks south of Columbus Circle at 918 8th Avenue, between West 55th and West 54th Streets. At more than 5,000 square feet, the restaurant offers a dynamic dining experience with seating for 94 guests, including booths and community tables. Like Chick-fil-A’s other NYC locations, 918 8th Avenue will feature innovative ordering technology to facilitate speed and efficiency, and an open restaurant design featuring high ceilings and expansive windows to capture daylight.
In 1967, Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy saw a need: people working and shopping in a new retail concept - the shopping mall - had nowhere to eat. Nowhere for salespeople and customers to take a break and refuel before going back to work or continuing their errands.
At first glance, Alex Thomas is a typical 19-year-old. A teenager who loves fast cars and is majoring in public relations at Hofstra University in New York. But this is where typical ends and difficult begins.
From day one, Amanda Yerkes has been passionate about helping others. As a young child, her father was diagnosed with cancer and lost his job during his fight with the disease. Her family used all their savings to pay for the necessary treatments and, recognizing there would not be enough money left to help her go to college, she set out to work and save as much as she could to pursue her dream.