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It’s here, El Segundo! Chick-fil-A’s newest location at 740 N PCH officially opens Thursday, January 30, 2020, with a special First 100 Red Carpet Rollout on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, promising Chick-fil-A for one year to 100 lucky attendees! Here’s everything you want to know and NEED to know before you go…

What You NEED to Know Before You Go!

#1 How to get there – Although Chick-fil-A El Segundo is on PCH you CAN NOT enter from PCH – you must enter on Maple Ave. We’ve created a how-to video for detailed instructions for a drive-through order or a dine-in order.

#2 – 120 NEW jobs were created in El Segundo – According to Franchise owner Carol Ruiz, 120 new jobs were created with the opening of the El Segundo Chick-fil-A location. “We hired 20 El Segundo High School students in our first round of hiring – I was very impressed with their overall work-ethic and look forward to seeing them further develop their skillsets.” ESHS student-parent Nicole Matulich recently shared with eGundo.com that getting a job at Chick-fil-A in El Segundo was the buzz amongst ESHS students for weeks leading up to the opening.

#3 – They’ll be hiring again in 2-3 weeks – Chick-fil-A El Segundo Manager Sarah Sargent told us not to get discouraged if you were not chosen to help open the El Segundo location – she encouraged new applicants to apply via the zippyapp.com website and shared that it’s common to start another round of hiring within 2-3 weeks of opening a new location.

#4 – You can win free Chick-fil-A for One Year – How does a free year of Chick-fil-a sound? As with most new Chick-fil-A openings, Franchise owners utilize one of two events to garner the attention of the new location. Chick-fil-A, along with El Segundo franchise owner, Carol Ruiz, has opted to launch the new location in El Segundo with the “First 100 Red Carpet Rollout.” Nearly every week a new Chick-fil-A® restaurant opens somewhere across the country.

Each First 100 event is a chance for the local franchise owners and restaurant team members to get to know their new customers.

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Chick-fil-A El Segundo First 100 Red Carpet Rollout Details:

According to the official rules, 100 attendees (ages 18 & over) to tomorrow’s event (5 pm-8 pm, read official rules because time matters) will receive a Digital Gift Card via the Chick-fil-A mobile app that entitles them to “fifty-two (52) Original Chick-fil‑A® Chicken Sandwich meals redeemable at participating Chick-fil-A® restaurants.”

Summary of how to participate – Read the official rules, arrive at the new location (740 N. PCH) no earlier than 4:30 pm tomorrow, if there are more than 100 people there you’ll be entered into a drawing and 100 people will be chosen, you have to stay to play and be over 18 years old and live in one of the listed zip codes in the official rules (El Segundo is listed).

Important – parking is going to be tough at this event! We’ve been told additional parking will be offered at the Hampton Inn & Suites LAX El Segundo (right down the street on the same side as Chick-fil-A El Segundo)

About Carol Ruiz – Franchise Owner

The opening of the first Chick-fil-A in El Segundo is a homecoming for Ruiz, who lived in Los Angeles for years. Ruiz is no stranger to career success and helping to build a brand. She worked for world-renowned cosmetic and skincare manufacturer Estee Lauder, spending 25 years traveling throughout Southern California, New York and internationally.

Ruiz was encouraged by her sister, a Chick-fil-A Operator in Maple Grove, Minn., to look into a career with the chain, enabling her to put down roots and make an impact in the community. As she learned about the brand, the more she was drawn to its culture of hospitality and corporate purpose. In 2012, Ruiz began her journey to become a Chick-fil-A Operator, which is no small feat as the company receives nearly 60,000 applications annually for approximately 100 franchise opportunities.

In 2013, she was awarded the Chick-fil-A at Santa Barbara where her hard work and successes helped her earn the chain’s top honors for Operators, the Symbol of Success for four consecutive years, and the Champions Club for three years in a row. Ruiz and her husband, Jean Philippe, and their black lab, Oliver, are thrilled that the PCH & Maple restaurant is bringing them back to metro Los Angeles, an area they love and consider home.

“I am excited to introduce Chick-fil-A to the El Segundo community where I can meet the needs of our guests both inside and outside my restaurant,” said Ruiz. “I am committed to making a positive impact as I develop my Team Members, while together we can care for and provide a remarkable experience for each of our guests who become part of our family.”

About Chick-fil-A El Segundo

The PCH & Maple Chick-fil-A restaurant becomes the 43rd location within a 25-mile radius of Los Angeles. It is opening the same day as the Chick-fil-A restaurant located on the edge of the food court in Arcadia’s Westfield Santa Anita Mall. For the latest news and updates on the PCH & Maple restaurant, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/cfapchmaple.

About Chick-fil-A

Nearly everything on the Chick-fil-A menu is made from scratch daily, including salads prepared from fresh vegetables and fruit that is hand-chopped throughout the day. The lemonade is made from three simple ingredients: lemon juice, sugar, and water. The chicken is 100 percent whole breast meat, without any fillers, hormones or additives. Each chicken breast is hand-breaded to order, and pressure cooked in 100 percent refined peanut oil, which is naturally trans-fat- and cholesterol-free.

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family-owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,522 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada. Chick-fil-A reported more than $10 billion in revenue in 2018, which marks 51 consecutive years of sales growth. A leader in customer service satisfaction, consumers voted Chick-fil-A, Inc. fourth in Harris Poll’s annual corporate reputation survey, ranking the company fourth out of 100 in 2018. Chick-fil-A was also recognized for customer experience again in the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings survey, was named “Best Franchise Brand” in 2018 by Airport Revenue News and was named one of the top 100 best places to work by Glassdoor in 2017. Continuing its founder’s legacy of generosity and service, in 2019 Chick-fil-A’s Remarkable Futures initiative awarded $15.3 million in scholarships to restaurant Team Members nationwide. In 2018 the company’s philanthropic Chick-fil-A Foundation awarded $1.23 million to 22 not-for-profit organizations across 18 states through the True Inspiration Awards. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com.

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