Chick-fil-A at Clackamas Promenade Opens April 21, Awards Free Chick-fil-A for a Year to First 100 Guests
Restaurant features fresh, locally-sourced food and innovative design
ATLANTA (April 7, 2016) – Oregon’s second stand-alone Chick-fil-A® restaurant will open April 21 in the Clackamas Promenade shopping center in Clackamas, bringing the restaurant’s signature menu of fresh, hand-crafted food, award-winning customer service and more than 80 jobs to the area.
Locally Owned and Operated
The restaurant, formally named Chick-fil-A at Clackamas Promenade, is located at 12520 SE 93rd Avenue and will be locally owned and operated by local resident Brian Davis. Davis recently relocated to the Portland area with his wife, Bethany, and two daughters to open the franchise. He is a long-time Chick-fil-A team member, beginning his career with Chick-fil-A after graduating from college and eventually managing restaurants in Utah, Alabama and North Carolina before becoming a Chick-fil-A franchise owner in Atlanta where he’s been for the past three years.
Davis is known throughout the company for his commitment to developing young people, having started a leadership development program for select team members known as The Jumpstart Experience. The two-year program gives young employees hands-on experiential learning in the restaurant setting and teaches leadership development outside of the restaurant. Several of his leaders from the program have relocated from Atlanta to open the Clackamas restaurant. The Jumpstart Experience will officially launch in the Portland area later this year.
Davis will oversee day-to-day activities of the restaurant, employing more than 80 full- and part-time team members, cultivating relationships with local schools, organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving local guests.
The First 100 Celebration
The grand opening celebration includes the chance for 100 adults to win free Chick-fil-A meals for a year. Community members will also have the opportunity to donate books to benefit Clackamas-area youth. After 12 years and nearly $24 million in free food given away, Chick-fil-A’s “First 100” celebration is the restaurant company’s signature grand opening event, which transforms the restaurant parking lot into a 24-hour community friendly party as the crowd awaits the opening.
The Clackamas First 100 event will award more than $32,000 in free food. A digital offer card loaded with a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A Meals will be given to each of the first 100 eligible adults (ages 18 and older with identification) in line when the doors open at 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 21. If more than 100 people are onsite when the line officially forms at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, all 100 spots will be determined by a drawing held that morning with those selected needing to camp out for 24 hours to secure their spot. This community event is only open to guests residing in specific zip codes within a 75-mile radius surrounding the restaurant. A complete listing of eligible zip codes and rules can be found on the Chick-fil-A First 100 Promotion website.
To celebrate the new Chick-fil-A restaurant and the Clackamas community, Davis is collecting new children’s books to benefit Mt. Scott Elementary. The community is invited to bring children’s books to the restaurant from Tuesday, April 19 through Saturday, April 23 to be placed in a Book House, donated by the Chick-fil-A Foundation. The nearly three-foot Book House, created entirely from reclaimed wood, will then be donated to serve local youth.
About the Restaurant
With dining room seating for 138 guests, the new restaurant also includes drive-thru service for customers on-the-go. The interior features the chain’s latest design, which incorporates subway tile and metals in a variety of finishes and patinas all complimented by an abundance of windows. The vintage-inspired interior includes other unique custom features such as light fixtures made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles and peach baskets.
Following its grand opening, the restaurant, which offers free Wi-Fi, will be open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until 10 p.m., serving a full breakfast menu until 10:30 a.m. Like all Chick-fil-A restaurants, it will be closed on Sunday.
Chick-fil-A at Clackamas Promenade is one of more than 90 new restaurants the chain plans to open across the country in 2016, creating more than 8,000 new jobs.
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“Chick-fil-A at Clackamas Promenade is one of more than 90 new restaurants the chain plans to open across the country in 2016, creating more than 8,000 new jobs.”
Fresh, Local Food
Chick-fil-A, which in 2015 was ranked the No. 1 quick-service restaurant for customer service by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, is known for its menu of fresh, hand-crafted food and offers a variety of menu options for guests of all ages. Signature items include a hand-breaded, boneless chicken breast sandwich, Waffle Potato Fries and hand-spun milkshakes. The restaurant uses only premium ingredients and makes many of its menu items from scratch in the restaurant each day, including hand-chopped salads and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
Chick-fil-A at Clackamas Promenade will partner with regional farmers and suppliers to source as many locally and regionally grown ingredients as possible. In fact, the restaurant will source all of its bread from Portland-based Franz Bakery, which also supplies bread to Chick-fil-A restaurants in Washington. Chick-fil-A sources all potatoes used to make hash browns and Waffle Potato Fries from the Columbia River Basin – buying more than 438 million pounds of potatoes last year alone. Additionally, all of the apples used to supply Chick-fil-A's West Coast restaurants are grown in the Pacific Northwest, with the company sourcing more than 2.25 million pounds of apples from the region each year. Chick-fil-A is also collaborating with national and regional poultry suppliers to ensure it serves chicken raised without antibiotics in all its restaurants nationwide by 2019 and cage-free eggs by 2016.
About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1946 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 2,000 restaurants in 43 states and Washington, D.C.
Chick-fil-A system sales exceeded $6 billion in 2015, which marks 48 consecutive years of sales growth. Chick-fil-A ranked first for customer satisfaction in the Limited Service Restaurants industry according to the 2015 American Customer Satisfaction Index and received the highest ACSI score ever in the industry. The company was also recognized in 2015 as America’s “Top Chicken Restaurant Brand” by The Harris Poll and the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 “Best Companies to Work For” by 24/7 Wall Street. More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain’s website located at www.chick-fil-a.com.