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Restaurant Brings Approximately 100 full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes with Free Chick-fil-A Entrées for a Year
A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Pine Bluff community on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Katie Branch as the local Owner-Operator of Chick-fil-A Pine Bluff.
Located at 5701 S. Olive St., Chick-fil-A Pine Bluff will be open for dine-in, drive-thru and carry-out from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Pine Bluff can place an order for pickup or dine-in on the Chick-fil-A® App or online. When joining the Chick-fil-A One® tiered membership program, Chick-fil-A One members 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.
Chick-fil-A Pine Bluff joins more than 20 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving Central Arkansas.
Locally Owned and Operated
As full-time, hands-on leaders in their restaurants and communities, Chick-fil-A local Owner-Operators proudly reside in the communities in which they serve.
In Pine Bluff, Branch will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 100 full- and part-time Team Members, serving Guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.
An Arkansas native, Branch is originally from a small town in the Arkansas Delta about 30 miles from Pine Bluff. She has fond childhood memories of visiting Pine Bluff with her family and friends for the city’s shops, restaurants and entertainment and is honored to have the opportunity to return to the area. After two decades of leadership experience in the IT field, Branch decided to pivot industries and pursue a career with Chick-fil-A where she could make a positive impact on her Team Members and the local community. She looks forward to leaning into her passion for entrepreneurship and mentoring young professionals as the local Owner-Operator at Chick-fil-A Pine Bluff. In her spare time, Branch enjoys spending quality time with her husband, son and two daughters.
“I am thrilled to open my first Chick-fil-A restaurant in a community that means so much to me and my family,” Branch said. “My goal is for our restaurant to provide genuine hospitality and care for our Guests, pour into my Team Members to help them reach their highest potential, and invest in the great city of Pine Bluff so we are a beacon of light in the community.”
Caring for the Pine Bluff Community
In celebration of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has donated $25,000 to Feeding America to support local hunger relief efforts of the Arkansas Foodbank, a Feeding America partner food bank, in honor of the new restaurant.
In addition, Chick-fil-A Pine Bluff is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Pine Bluff area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A entrées for a year.
Branch’s restaurant will plan to participate in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table® program, an initiative that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and nonprofits in need. To date, more than 23 million meals have been created from Chick-fil-A Shared Table donations from nearly 2,000 Chick-fil-A restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada.