Chick-fil-A at The Highlands Nearing Completion
TRIADELPHIA – You can’t taste the waffle fries or get a drink of freshly brewed sweet tea there yet, but the new Chick-fil-A at The Highlands should be ready for customers within a month.
Manager Shawn Diamond is anticipating opening the doors Feb. 20 to those anxious for the restaurant’s fare — which includes chicken filet sandwiches, salads and homemade ice cream.
“That’s just a tentative date. We should know for sure by the end of this week when we will open,” he said.
Diamond said much will be happening on the property next week. The furniture and counters are scheduled to arrive, as are the kitchen appliances. Outside awnings also are expected to be set in place.
There is a drive through lane already present, and customers also will be able to order by a phone app and pick up their order at the restaurant.
They also will be able to order by app if they care to eat in the dining room. They need only place their order, then take a photo of the number that is located on their table, according to Diamond.
Once the restaurant is open, it is expected to employ 105 people.
About half the employees already have been hired, he said.
Pay starts at $10 an hour.
Employees also may receive up to a $2,500 tuition reimbursement from the local Chick-fil-A, and as much as $25,000 for college on the national level from Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A is being constructed on the plot between Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and WesBanco at The Highlands.