LYNNWOOD, Wash. (March 8, 2023) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Lynnwood community starting on Thursday, March 9. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Josiah Ober as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Hwy 99 & 196th.
Located at 19615 Highway 99, Chick-fil-A Hwy 99 & 196th will be open for drive-thru, dine-in and carry-out services from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Hwy 99 & 196th can place an order for pickup, dine-in 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. Visit chick-fil-a.com/delivery to view delivery options in your area.
The Hwy 99 & 196th restaurant joins 16 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Seattle-Tacoma market.
Locally Owned and Operated
As full-time, hands-on leaders in their restaurants and communities, Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators proudly reside in the areas in which they serve.
In Lynnwood, Ober will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 115 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.
Hailing from Hillsboro, Oregon, Ober wasn’t familiar with Chick-fil-A until he moved to St. Louis, Missouri for college. In 2011, what started as a Team Member role evolved into a career. Over the course of six years, Ober advanced to serve as the restaurant’s General Manager and earned a well-deserved Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures™ scholarship. In 2018, Ober hit the road to participate in the Chick-fil-A®Leadership Development Program, where he was given the opportunity to support Chick-fil-A restaurant openings across the country and learned the valuable skills needed to operate a restaurant. A resident of Snohomish County since 2020, Ober now resides in Lynnwood with his wife, Esther, who has been a part of his Chick-fil-A journey from the beginning. Esther began working alongside him as a Team Member in St. Louis and will support restaurant administration at Chick-fil-A Hwy 99 & 196th.
“I’ll never forget my first meal at Chick-fil-A when I was just a teenager: a Chick-fil-A Deluxe Sandwich, our iconic Waffle Fries, a Milkshake and of course, lots of Chick-fil-A Sauce!” said Ober. “As a Pacific Northwest native, it means the world to me to be given the opportunity to grow the Chick-fil-A brand and share our signature hospitality with Lynnwood. It’s our restaurant’s vision to serve our community by providing enriching jobs, developing future business leaders and setting and executing a standard of excellence.”
Caring for the Lynnwood Community
In celebration of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will donate $25,000 to Feeding America in honor of the new restaurant. These funds will be distributed to partners in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Chick-fil-A Hwy 99 & 196th is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Lynnwood area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.
Ober’s restaurant will be participating in Chick-fil-A Shared Table™ , an initiative that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and nonprofits in need. To date, more than 18 million meals have been served nationwide from Chick-fil-A Shared Table donations.
Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent and providing a positive work environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. Team Members have opportunities for flexible work hours and leadership growth, competitive pay and benefits, hands-on training and mentoring and the chance to apply for scholarships to support their continuing education.
To show care for its Team Members, Chick-fil-A Hwy 99 & 196th will offer a learning library with content focused on leadership, life skills, and personal growth, and will also provide financial support for Team Members in their first year of parenthood.
“From my journey as a Team Member to a local Owner/Operator, I have experienced so many seasons – from balancing coursework and restaurant shifts to becoming a father,” adds Ober. “No matter the stage of life, it’s my hope that our Team Members feel cared for and know that they have my full support both in and outside of the restaurant.”
Delicious Food; Outstanding Customer Service
Chick-fil-A is known for serving customers great-tasting food made with high-quality ingredients, including the original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. Made with a real, whole, boneless breast of chicken with no added fillers, the breaded chicken is pressure cooked in fully-refined peanut oil. Chick-fil-A was one of the first in the industry to eliminate chicken raised with antibiotics to ensure guests have an option for high-quality food on the go.
To complement the great-tasting chicken, fresh produce is delivered to Chick-fil-A restaurants up to six times a week for the best quality and flavor. The fresh ingredients are raised and grown by farmers who share the company’s elevated quality and safety standards, so guests feel good about their meal.
For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Hwy 99 & 196th, visit the local restaurant’s Facebook page and follow along on Instagram. For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the Brand’s food, people and customers across the country, visit chick-fil-a.com.
About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a restaurant company known for the Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich and signature hospitality. Represented by more than 190,000 Team Members, Operators and Staff, Chick-fil-A® restaurants serve guests freshly prepared food at more than 2,800 restaurants in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. The family-owned and privately held restaurant company was founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy and is committed to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate.
Known for its leadership and growth opportunities, in 2022 Chick-fil-A was named a Best Employer in America by Forbes and a top company for career opportunities for Black employees by Glassdoor. The company was also awarded the Employee’s Choice by Glassdoor honoring top CEOs and was named a Culture 500 Culture Champion in 2020. A leader in customer service, Chick-fil-A was named QSR magazine’s Drive-Thru Restaurant of the Year in 2021. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com and @ChickfilANews.
SOURCE: Chick-fil-A® press release