Monday, June 12, 2023

[OPENING ALERT] Chick-fil-A to Debut New Intown Location This Week

Metro Atlanta's newest Chick-fil-A  opens this week near Ponce City Market.  The new Chick-fil-A restaurant is located at the intersection of Ponce de Leon and Boulevard and will open on Thursday, June 15.  Chick-fil-A, Inc. selected Jamerian Myles, an existing Chick-fil-A Operator, as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Ponce & Boulevard. The new restaurant joins more than 180 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving "the wider Atlanta market."    

Myles is a native of Virginia Beach and attended Winston Salem State University as a first-generation college graduate. Chick-fil-A was his first and only job: he began working as a Team Member in 2004 at age 16 and was selected to be a restaurant Operator at just 24 years old, opening Chick-fil-A Glenwood Place in Glenwood Park. Prior to Glenwood Place, Myles was Operator at Alexandria Mall in Alexandria, Louisiana from 2012-2014 and Cleveland Avenue in East Point from 2014-2016. 

Myles will continue to serve as Operator at Chick-fil-A Glenwood Place and in doing so, joins a small but growing number of Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators entrusted with multiple restaurants.  

“We feel really blessed to have the chance to create new opportunities for people in Atlanta, especially in such a central location as our restaurant,” said Myles.  The new restaurant will bring about 115 full and part-time jobs to the community.   “We are so passionate about helping young people grow, and I cannot wait to serve as a mentor to those people.  I am excited to be providing jobs—and a place where everyone can come and share a meal together—to our community.”   

Rather than host the company's traditional "First 100" opening event whereby patrons camp out at the restaurant 24 hours before opening to receive a digital card good for 52 #1 combo meals, the new restaurant will continue a COVID-era pivot to an altered version of the event.  To celebrate the opening, "100 local heroes" (people who are making an impact in our local communities) were awarded "free Chick-fil-A entrĂ©es for a year."   A Chick-fil-A Inc. spokesperson indicates that the shift away from the traditional First 100 opening is still only temporary.  

The new Chick-fil-A replaced an Texaco gas station and convenience store and is one of two restaurants the Atlanta-based company has planned for Ponce de Leon. Interestingly, the restaurant's location is listed as 689 Boulevard AND 513 Ponce De Leon Avenue.  Less than a mile away, at 777 Ponce, another new Chick-fil-A is slated to replace Dugan's, which is "moving" to Northlake [Mall] in Tucker.  The 777 Ponce Chick-fil-A will not have a drive-thru and will instead be oriented towards pickup, takeout and delivery.   

Chick-fil-A, whose main corporate headquarters is located on Buffington Road in southwest Atlanta, operates a satellite office at 725 Ponce, a glassy high-rise located between the two Ponce restaurants.  

Are you excited for the opening of Chick-fil-A Ponce & Boulevard?  Where else would you like to see Chick-fil-A open?  What is your favorite Chick-fil-A menu item?

Please share your thoughts below.  


Anonymous said...

Replacing an Texaco with this was a good idea. This Chic-fil-a will be a great addition to the neighborhood and much nicer than an Texaco.

Anonymous said...

Whoop-de-do. I'm done with CFA, not because of any boycott or anything socio-politics. My gripe is that it is just way too much of a hassle. The return on investment is not worth it to me. Arby's Crispy Chicken sandwich is way better anyway.

Anonymous said...

The new being built Chik Filet in Tucker is progressing along very nicely. The building is almost finished, then I'm sure the installation of the guts will take place afterwards. I expect sometime around October of 2023 this new CF will open which will be a vast improvement over the current building which is much smaller and the parking lot is also a vast improvement. As a Tucker customer, I'm hoping that its sooner rather than later in opening up.

Anonymous said...

There is never any ROI on food you eat.

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