Chick-fil-A Opening In Hyannis Bringing More Than 70 Jobs To The Community
The sixth Chick-fil-A restaurant in Massachusetts opens today at 6 p.m. on Route 132 in Hyannis.
Despite other chain restaurants departing the region in recent years, franchise owner Annemarie Reissner said Cape Cod is a perfect location for the Atlanta-based quick-service chicken restaurant.
“Chick-fil-A is all about community and serving and really being a part of the community,” Reissner said. “And Cape Cod, despite its vastness, is a really tight knit community.”
She believes the restaurants fresh, hand-made food and hospitality will also set it apart from other national chain restaurants.
“Most people know about our hospitality. We elevate our language. We say ‘my pleasure’ instead of ‘your welcome,’” Reissner said. “We are always looking for ways to serve the guests and I think that is unique in this market.
The 5,400 square-foot restaurant has seating for 126 people inside and 30 outside.
It includes dual drive-thru ordering lanes and a two-story, interactive indoor play area for children, along with free Wi-Fi.
The restaurant, which is known for being closed on Sundays, will be open from 6:30 a.m. through 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and serves breakfast until 10:30 a.m.
Chick-fil-A also works to give back to the community and will collect new and gently used children’s book to be donated to local Hyannis organizations for children’s literacy.
The restaurant will also fill 10,000 ready to eat meals today to feed children on Cape Cod.
“I feel really strongly about supporting my local community,” Reissner said. “I have a really heart for education and children – that’s my background. I also have a heart for those people experience tough times and homelessness and I just really want to reach my community and give back.”
The restaurant will employ 70 full- and part-time employees hired locally.
A free meal each week for a year will be given to the first 100 people to come to the restaurant by 6 a.m. and stay for the duration of the day until the grand opening at 6 p.m.
By Brian Merchant, CapeCod.com NewsCenter