Kevin Young has had November circled on his calendar for a while. This month he will open Chick-fil-A’s newest restaurant in New York City, representing a dream realized and a new beginning.
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.
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After a successful inaugural fundraiser in 2017, the 26 New York-area Chick-fil-A® Restaurants in New York City, Southern Connecticut, Long Island, Northern New Jersey and Jersey Shore will host a second annual Lemonade Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 14 in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Last year, this initiative raised more than $28,000, an amount that the company is hopeful to exceed in 2018 with the help of local communities. Once again, the restaurants will donate 100 percent of regular lemonade sales during the event to the nonprofit, a national foundation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer.
Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected local resident Roosevelt Board to be the franchise owner of its first Staten Island restaurant – Chick-fil-A Staten Island Mall – set to open later this summer. The restaurant will be located in the newly renovated Food District inside Staten Island Mall and will be the sixth Chick-fil-A location in the five boroughs of New York City. Roosevelt, who has been with Chick-fil-A for more than seven years, recently relocated to the area his wife, Tay, to open the restaurant.