White Settlement Chick-fil-A opening April 25

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Chick-fil-A will open White Settlement’s first stand-alone restaurant on April 25, hiring about 100 new team members for the new location.

Local franchise owner and Operator Ken Miller is inviting residents to join in the opening festivities at his new restaurant at 9105 Clifford Street by participating in a community celebration that has been a 15-year Chick-fil-A tradition.

Chick-fil-A’s First 100 celebration has given away almost $39 million through yearend 2018.

First 100 Campout 24-hour event

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The overnight First 100 Campout party includes fun activities for participants ages five and older who will enjoy Chick-fil-A treats throughout the countdown to the opening. Registration begins in the restaurant parking lot at 6 a.m., April 24.

Details include:

• Up to 100 adults will win a digital offer card with a year of free Chick-fil-A meals (52 meals with each consisting of a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, medium Waffle Potato Fries and a medium beverage).

• The community event is open to guests surrounding the restaurant with a list of eligible zip codes and complete rules found at https://thechickenwire.chick-fil-a.com/News/Future-Openings.

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Upon graduation from The University of Southern Mississippi, Miller worked several jobs, including successfully building his own eBay business, but Miller knew he wanted to do more and sought advice from his brother-in-law Jon Munger, a Chick-fil-A operator in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Hoping to one day own his own location, Miller decided to work from the ground up. He joined Chick-fil-A as a Team Member in Alabama, working his way up to manager. He knew he would face some tough competition as Chick-fil-A receives some 40,000 applications yearly for approximately 100 franchise opportunities.

Miller’s quest was achieved in 2016 when he was selected as the owner/operator of the Chick-fil-A at Central Mall in Texarkana, Texas. Miller had great success there, earning both the Champions Club award and the Symbol of Success in 2018, the highest award for Chick-fil-A Operators.

“An overall willingness to serve not only our customers but also their fellow Team Members is exactly the environment of family atmosphere and teamwork I plan to create here at White Settlement,” said Miller. “I am committed to developing myTeam Members as together we provide a remarkable experience for our guests.”

Miller, his wife, Laura, and their young son are thrilled to relocate and look forward to serving their guests in the White Settlement area.

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Restaurant details

Miller’s restaurant is nnearly 5,000-square-feet.

Highlights include a:

• heritage restaurant design that showcases a vintage-inspired interior with floor-to-ceiling windows and drop pendant lighting.

• convenient way to decrease pick-up time including two Chick-fil-A mobile ordering pickup parking spaces, along with a designated mobile pick-up counter.

• two-story indoor playground with an interactive toddler section.

• perimeter placed drive-thru, handling upwards of 200 cars an hour, that features dual ordering lanes and screens to enable customers to move quickly into a single lane for payment and pickup.

• dining room with free Wi-Fi and 120 seats, along with a 30-seat outdoor patio.

• full-service menu with a variety of healthy and dietary options and breakfast until 10:30 a.m., and will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Chick-fil-A locations are closed on Sunday to provide a day of rest and time with family and friends for team members.

Dallas-Fort Worth’s first Chick-fil-A opened in 1977 in nearby Ridgmar Mall, not far from the new location. The White Settlement restaurant becomes the ninth to open in Texas this year. One recently opened in Richardson. Texas continues to be a core growth state for the chain which plans to open 120 restaurants nationwide this year, creating 10,000 new jobs. Additional information about the Chick-fil-A at I-820 & Clifford can be found by visiting https://www.facebook.com/chickfilawhitesettlement/