Chick-fil-A, one of the largest American fast food restaurant chains known for its signature chicken sandwiches, is opening a new location in Rosedale on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Chick-fil-A Five Towns, located at 249-23 Rockaway Blvd., will be open Monday through Saturday for drive-thru and carry-out from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Guests can place an order for pickup or delivery on the Chick-fil-A App or online. When joining the Chick-fil-A One tiered membership program, guests receive points on every qualifying purchase, which can be used to redeem available rewards.
The restaurant is owned and operated by lifelong Rosedale resident Marc Thompson Jr., whose background includes over three decades of corporate finance leadership across a variety of industries, including media, professional sports and financial services.
Thompson will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 80 to 120 full-time and part-time team members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.
Thompson says he looks forward to his new opportunity with Chick-fil-A and serving the Rosedale community, an area that he considers his childhood backyard.
“Having lived my entire life in the area, I am so honored to be the operator of Chick-fil-A Five Towns and to continue to be part of a community that means so much to me,” Thompson said. “The opportunity to create jobs that will help shape our team members’ trajectories excites me beyond words, and I look forward to elevating the guest experience through service and leadership for all who come to our restaurant.”
In honor of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will donate $25,000 to Feeding America on behalf of the new restaurant. These funds will be distributed to partners in the greater New York area to aid in the fight against hunger. Chick-fil-A Five Towns is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Rosedale area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.
Thompson’s restaurant is planning to participate in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table Program, an initiative that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and nonprofits in need. When there is surplus food, Chick-fil-A Five Towns will donate it to a local community partner.