Utah economy

New Chick-fil-A Creates 140 Jobs in St. George, Provides Free Food to 100 ‘Local Heroes’ – St George News

ST. GEORGE – A new Chick-fil-A store will open Tuesday at the southwest corner of Bluff Street and Blackridge Drive, bringing 140 full-time and part-time jobs to the St. George economy.

File photo of team member Ryan Wright and local Chick-fil-A franchise owner Deven Macdonald at the “Remarkable Futures” scholarship ceremony, St. George, Utah February 27, 2019 | Photo by Andrew Pinckney, St. George News

They also provide free food for a year to 100 “local heroes” who impact Washington County, owner and operator Deven Macdonald said.

“We chose public safety personnel from St. George and Washington City,” Macdonald told St. George News. “We also selected the Washington County School District administration and teachers, as well as staff from local health organizations as our ‘Community Heroes’ recipients, for making a significant impact in the community of St. George. “

Macdonald attended BYU before working 14 years in portfolio management at a software company. Then, in 2013, he and his wife moved to St. George to open Chick-fil-A Red Rock Commons.

“For nearly a decade, my family and I have called St. George our home,” he said in a press release shared with St. George News. “I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to make a difference in the community that has meant so much to us. “

A scene from Chick-fil-A at Bluff Street and Blackridge Drive, St. George, Utah on December 3, 2021 | Photo by David Dudley, St. George News

Macdonald said he is currently looking to fill 140 positions at Chick-fil-A Bluff Street and Blackridge Drive. He said he had a penchant for working with young people as he was active in many youth organizations and had a passion to help young people develop essential life skills.

“It’s no secret that our industry faces labor shortages,” said Macdonald, “which is one of the reasons our restaurant encourages all interested candidates to apply. I look forward to mentoring my team members and taking care of our neighbors, serving them tasty food with signature Chick-fil-A hospitality.

Chick-fil-A also offers scholarship opportunities for certain team members, as well as flexible hours, for those who wish to pursue further education beyond high school.

Chick-fil-A Bluff Street and Blackridge Drive are located at 1333 S. Auto Mall Drive, Building 200, near the Veterans Memorial Highway exit. They are open from 6.30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Ed. Note: A previous story said the store opened last week. It has been corrected.

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