Chick-fil-A will open its 3,000th restaurant this week. The unit is in the RedBird neighborhood of Dallas, Texas, under the helm of local owner/operator and Texas native Consuela Jacobs, according to a press release.
Chick-fil-A CEO Andrew Cathy and other company leaders will join Jacobs and her family, friends and other local owner/operators from across the area will be on hand for a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Thursday, Nov. 9.
“Marking the 3,000th milestone is a testament to our local owner-operators, team members and guests and their continued support of the company,” Cathy said in the release. “We are so thrilled to be celebrating together as we honor our founder, and my grandfather, S. Truett Cathy’s mission of remarkable customer service and demonstrating care to all. As we continue to expand, we still take pride in the fact that our restaurants are locally owned and operated businesses that invest in their people and their community, and Chick-fil-A RedBird is no exception.”
“I’m humbled to join this company as a local owner-operator and open my own Chick-fil-A restaurant in a neighborhood where I spent a lot of time during my childhood,” Jacobs said in the release. “After several years of working as a retail buyer, I am eager to apply my learnings from the industry — and use my experience as a former Chick-fil-A Team Member — to create a place that honors the legacy of Chick-fil-A’s founder and where the RedBird neighborhood feels welcome.”
To honor the 3,000th opening, the chicken brand will donate $30,000 in today to help fight food insecurity and support education in local communities.
The RedBird location will participate in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table program, which redirects surplus food to local soup kitchens, food banks and shelters. The restaurant will also recognize 100 local heroes making an impact in the Dallas area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A entrees for a year.
Chick-fil-A is based in Atlanta and has 3,000 restaurants in 48 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and Canada.