Chick-fil-A Breaks Ground on First Restaurant in Nevada; Second to Follow
Quick-service chicken chain known for fresh food and industry-leading service set to open three restaurants in 2017
HENDERSON, Nev. (June 13, 2016) – Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. broke ground today at the future site of its first stand-alone location in Nevada, with the second to follow next week. The restaurants, named Chick-fil-A at Diamond Summit Plaza (Eastern and St. Rosa Parkway) and Chick-fil-A at Stephanie and Warm Springs, will be located at 9925 S. Eastern Ave. and 460 N. Stephanie St. respectively, and are two of three Chick-fil-A locations opening in the Las Vegas area in 2017.
Chick-fil-A is known for its menu of fresh, hand-crafted food and offers a variety of 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.
Locally Owned and Operated
Both restaurants will be locally-owned and operated small businesses with employment and tax benefits going back to the Henderson community. The franchise owners, who will be announced later this year, will be local residents and will oversee all day-to-day operations of the restaurants. They will also be actively involved in the Henderson community through partnerships with local schools, charities and non-profit organizations.
The restaurants will each create approximately 80 full- and part-time jobs, with team member hiring slated to begin later this year. Chick-fil-A strives to offer all employees and staff a supportive workplace with opportunities for leadership development, promotions that lead to management roles, competitive wages and respect for work-life balance. Chick-fil-A is known for hiring, developing and retaining young talent, and has a long tradition in the food industry for setting the highest standards in customer service. In 2015, the company received the highest score ever in its industry during an annual study on customer service by the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Sustainable and Welcoming Restaurant Design
Chick-fil-A’s sustainability efforts focus on serving better food in greener restaurants with reduced waste. With this in mind, the Henderson Chick-fil-A restaurants will be designed with water and energy efficiency features, air quality control and waste diversion efforts, among other environmental initiatives. Chick-fil-A currently recycles all cardboard and plastic films in back-of-house operations, and all napkins, tray liners and Kid’s Meal bags are made from 100 percent recycled content.
The Henderson restaurants will feature Chick-fil-A’s newest kitchen and interior design, with each location having indoor seating for 122, additional outdoor seating and indoor playgrounds for children to enjoy. Guests will also have the convenience of Chick-fil-A’s award-winning drive-thru service, and will be able to order and pay before arrival using Chick-fil-A’s new mobile ordering and mobile payment app, Chick-fil-A One™. The restaurants will be open Monday through Saturday.
“I know I can speak on behalf of our future local franchise owners when I say we are looking forward to being a home away from home for our guests and serving great food with genuine hospitality.”
“We have heard from so many Chick-fil-A fans in Nevada that they want Chick-fil-A in their neighborhood, and we’re thrilled to be one milestone closer to joining the community of Henderson,” said Don Ikeler, Director of Design and Construction for Chick-fil-A, Inc. “I know I can speak on behalf of our future local franchise owners when I say we are looking forward to being a home away from home for our guests and serving great food with genuine hospitality.”
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1964 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.