Chick-fil-A opening 19th Texas restaurant this year in north Fort Worth

Crowds await opening of Chick-fil-A in North Fort Worth 

Chick-fil-A will open its newest Fort Worth restaurant at 2900 Western Center Blvd. on Nov. 14, just a week after the chain opened its newest metro-Dallas restaurant in Ennis on Nov. 7. Both restaurants bring about 250 jobs to the area.

The newest Fort Worth Chick-fil-A restaurant is a new adventure for Chick-fil-A Operator Matt Albrecht, who grew up across the Louisiana state line. He played football and served as team captain his senior year at Louisiana College, where he earned a degree in management and marketing. After graduation, Albrecht decided to pursue a career path with the chain, serving as store director at his hometown

He worked in the Houston area as director of operations for a local Chick-fil-A. Becoming a Chick-fil-A franchise owner is no small feat as the company receives nearly 60,000 applications yearly for approximately 100 franchise opportunities.

In 2017, Albrecht’s was selected to operate the Chick-fil-A at the Parks in Arlington, earning the Symbol of Success and Champion’s Club awards — the chain’s highest awards for its Operators — only a year later. Albrecht’s new location at Western Center Blvd. is a family affair, with his brother-in-law and parents serving alongside him. He and his wife, Michelle, along with their three young sons are thrilled to put roots down in Fort Worth.

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“I am excited to have an opportunity to serve the Fort Worth community both inside and outside my restaurant,” said Albrecht, in a news release. “I am passionate about helping my Team Members grow personally and professionally as together we make a positive impact in the lives of all who work with us and be a light in our community and to our guests, who become part of our family.”

Albrecht’s restaurant is 4,900-square-foot and includes dual-lane drive-thru merging into a single pick-up point that can handle upwards of 200 cars an hour, a heritage restaurant design that showcases a vintage-inspired interior with floor-to-ceiling windows and drop pendant lighting, a 110-seat dining room with a two-story indoor playground and free Wi-Fi, along with a 16-seat outdoor patio.

The overnight, 12-hour grand opening First 100 Campout party includes the tradition of up to 100 adults winning a digital offer card for a year of free Chick-fil-A meals. Participants can start gathering at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 for registration that begins in the restaurant parking lot at

6 p.m.

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Fort Worth’s first Chick-fil-A opened in 1977 at Ridgmar Mall. The Western Center Blvd. restaurant becomes the 19th opening this year in Texas, which continues to be a core growth state for the chain