Army veteran to open company's first Maine location
BANGOR, Maine (Oct. 7, 2016) – Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Army veteran Todd Schultz as the local franchise owner of its first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Maine – Chick-fil-A at Bangor – set to open on Thursday, Nov. 3. Chick-fil-A at Bangor will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Schultz is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. He served in the military for 26 years, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel and earning numerous awards and honors, including the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Bronze Star Medal. Schultz’s unit often received support from the Maine Troop Greeters while traveling through the Bangor International Airport. With an academic background in economics and business – teaching as a professor in the economics program at West Point for five years – Schultz decided to become a business owner at the conclusion of his military service.
“After 26 years in the military, I wanted to start a business,” Schultz says. “Chick-fil-A’s focus on serving people and the community appealed to me from the very start, and I am excited about serving the people of the greater Bangor community and Maine at-large as the state’s first Chick-fil-A.”
All team members at Chick-fil-A Bangor will be hired locally, and the restaurant will employ approximately 80 full- and part-time team members. To help its team members pay for college, the restaurant will offer the opportunity for college scholarships through Chick-fil-A’s newly announced national scholarship initiative,Remarkable Futures. Remarkable Futures more than doubles the company’s investment in team members’ college educations – providing $4.9 million in scholarships in 2017 alone. While Chick-fil-A has offered scholarships for more than 40 years, the enhanced initiative increases the amount of funding per recipient, allowing students to receive up to $25,000 in scholarships to be applied at any accredited institution of their choice, including online and on-campus formats, and can be combined with tuition discounts and other benefits at more than 70 partner colleges and universities nationwide. As with all Chick-fil-A restaurants, team members are also guaranteed Sundays off. Those interested in joining the Chick-fil-A Bangor team can apply by visiting cfabangor.com. For more information on Remarkable Futures, visit chick-fil-a.com/scholarships.
Nearly everything on the Chick-fil-A menu is made from scratch daily, including salads made from whole vegetables and fruits that are hand-chopped throughout the day. The lemonade is fresh-squeezed and is made from three simple ingredients: lemon, sugar and water. Like all Chick-fil-A restaurants, the chicken served at Chick-fil-A Bangor will be 100 percent whole breast meat, without any fillers, hormones or additives. Each chicken breast is hand-breaded to order and pressure cooked in 100 percent refined peanut oil, which is naturally trans-fat- and cholesterol-free. By the end of 2019, every Chick-fil-A restaurant will serve chicken raised without antibiotics.
Guests are encouraged to visit the Chick-fil-A Bangor Facebook page for the latest information leading up to the grand opening.
About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
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 earned a top spot in the 2015 Customer Service Hall of Fame for the second year in a row and is the only quick service restaurant to make the Customer Service Hall of Fame. The company was also 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.