After watching the demolition of their 19-year-old Mason Road Chick-fil-A® restaurant and the rebuilding of a brand new one, Katy residents are excited for the Oct. 2 re-opening that will feature the chain’s newest design, technology and double drive-thru to provide an even more remarkable experience.
First 100 in line win free Chick-fil-A for a year!
The Katy restaurant at 369 S. Mason Road will host a unique re-opening celebration. Local customers are invited to participate in an event that will overall award $30,000 in free Chick-fil-A for a year to the first 100 adults, residing in specific zip codes and age 18 and older, in line when the doors open on Oct. 2. The First 100 event is open to guests who live in specific zip codes encompassing roughly a 25-mile radius around the restaurant and who show proof of residency with an updated photo ID and a current bill or bank statement reflecting name and address if different from that listed on the photo ID. For complete rules and a full listing of eligible zip codes visit http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/Openings. A digital offer card loaded with a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A® Meals will be given to the first 100 eligible adults when the doors open about 6 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2. If more than 100 people are onsite when the line opens at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, all 100 spots will be determined by a drawing held that morning with those selected needing to camp out for 24 hours to secure their spot. After 11 years and more than $21.5 million in free food given away, Chick-fil-A’s “First 100” celebration continues to be the chain’s signature grand opening event which transforms the restaurant parking lot into a 24-hour community friendly party as the crowd awaits the opening.
Book Drive Oct. 1
Franchised Chick-fil-A Operator Rusty Wylie is collecting unused children’s books at his new Katy restaurant on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. until Friday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. to benefit Sundown Elementary through Friends of Sundown, an initiative of Attack Poverty whose mission is to strengthen under-resourced communities such as Sundown. Reflecting Chick-fil-A’s commitment to education, literacy and youth, the school will receive the nearly three-foot-high Book House, made from old and reclaimed wood, which will serve as a free library exchange allowing anyone to take a book after replacing it with one of their own. The Book House is one of several opportunities and community programs made available through the resources provided from the Chick-fil-A Foundation (www.chick-fil-afoundation.org).
Originally opened in September 1995, the Mason Road Chick-fil-A has served millions of customers over the past 19 years. In order to better serve customers, the restaurant will now seat 40 percent more guests with 136 seats and will soon provide the convenience of free Wi-Fi.
Additionally, customers will find that the chain’s dual drive-thru ordering point design helps to expand its award-winning drive-thru service. With a majority of customers at Chick-fil-A stand-alone restaurants choosing drive-thru, the ability for two drivers to simultaneously order should mean quicker service.
The restaurant will be open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., serving a full breakfast menu until 10:30 a.m. The restaurant is closed on Sundays.
Manager Rusty Wylie
Wylie began his career with Chick-fil-A as a team member in Knoxville before being given the opportunity to become the Operator of the new Mason Road Chick-fil-A location that originally opened in September 1995. His strengths in running a successful restaurant were recognized by the company’s home office in Atlanta and he was given the opportunity to also open the Cinco Ranch stand-alone restaurant 10 years later – making him a multi-unit owner/Operator, a rarity and honor amongst Chick-fil-A Operators. An advocate of youth in the community that includes a district-wide partnership in education, Wylie has donated $86,000 in Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarships to help his restaurant team members further their education.
During the rebuild of the Mason Road location, Wylie was sensitive to those team members who wanted to continue working with him at Chick-fil-A by incorporating them into the schedule at his Cinco Ranch store. Those 40 team members, along with another 40 employees who have been newly hired, are looking forward to serving the community in a new Chick-fil-A restaurant with the same award-winning service their customers have come to expect at the Mason Road location. “I am excited that the chain has recognized all the support we have received from the community in Katy with a renovation. This beautiful restaurant will help our team continue providing a remarkable experience for our customers,” said Wylie, who operates two of the three Chick-fil-A locations in Katy. “My wife Amy and my two daughters are looking forward to the next 19 years in our new restaurant.”
The new Chick-fil-A in Katy is one of four scrape and rebuilds and 93 new restaurants the chain plans to open across the country in 2014, creating more than 7,400 new jobs. Chick-fil-A continued to grow in 2013, increasing the number of new restaurants initially planned for the year and reporting record-setting annual sales of more than $5 billion, the 47th consecutive year of sales growth since the company began in 1967. For more information on Katy’s Mason Road Chick-fil-A restaurant, visit www.chick-fil-a.com/masonroad or on Facebook/Chick-fil-A-of-Mason-Road.
More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain’s website, located at www.chick-fil-a.com.