From restaurant worker to corporate intern to leadership development – local Amber Thomas had hit just about every milestone Chick-fil-A. Except for the owner/operator.
So far. He opened it first Chick-fil-A, near Spring ValleyThursday, years after she joined the popular fried chicken chain at 17.
Local resident Thomas said her company “not only holds a special place in my heart, but also in the hearts of my family.” While growing up in Virginia, it was tradition for the clan to eat out at Chick-fil-A on Tuesday kids’ nights. After moving to San Diego, they drove 45 minutes for dinner at the nearest Chick-fil-A.
She wants to provide a similar family atmosphere at her franchise, at 931 Sweetwater Road at Jamacha Avenue in La Presa.
“For me and my family, Chick-fil-A has been a place of fellowship, which is what I hope to create in Spring Valley – serving the community and the underserved, offering opportunities to the next generation of team members,” he said.
The new restaurant will create jobs for 160 people. In honor of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will donate $25,000 to Powering America on behalf of the new restaurant for distribution to partners in the greater San Diego area.
Thomas’ restaurant will also be part of Chick-fil-A Shared table programwhich redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, food banks and other nonprofits in need.
Chick-fil-A, near state Route 125, will be open for dine-in, drive-in or carry-out from 6:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. The multi-lane drive-thru for carryout remains open until 10 p.m
The Sweetwater Road restaurant joins 18 others Chick-fil-A outlets in San Diego County.
There are 2,700 Chick-fil-A restaurants in 47 states, Washington, Puerto Rico and Canada employing 170,000 workers.
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