PITTSBURG, Calif. – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Pittsburg on Thursday, Nov. 18. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Mark Brugh as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Auto Center Drive & Highway 4.
Brugh will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 130 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Auto Center Drive & Highway 4 is located at 4717 Century Boulevard, at the intersection of Auto Center Drive and Century Boulevard, and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A Auto Center Drive & Highway 4 will open for drive-thru and carry-out service. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A® App or through online ordering. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s safety protocols, please visit the COVID-19 response page.
In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Auto Center Drive & Highway 4 will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Pittsburg with free Chick-fil-A for a year. Additionally, in honor of the new restaurant opening, Chick-fil-A will donate $25,000 to Feeding America. The funds will be distributed to partners within the greater San Francisco Bay area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Auto Center Drive & Highway 4 is locally owned and operated by Mark Brugh. Brugh’s introduction to Chick-fil-A dates back to his childhood in Atlanta, Ga., when he and his mother would eat breakfast together at the restaurant every Friday morning. These fond memories stuck with him throughout his college years, inspiring him to become a Team Member following his graduation from Auburn University. From 2015-2017, Brugh served the community in an Atlanta restaurant. The following year, he was accepted into Chick-fil-A’s Leadership Development Program and spent more than two years travelling to restaurants across the country gaining the skills necessary to one day become an Operator. Upon completion of the program, he served as a Grand Opening Supervisor, an Interim Manager, on the Support Center Team and on the Satellite and Menu Strategy Team for Chick-fil-A. As the Operator of Chick-fil-A Auto Center Drive & Highway 4, Brugh brings a wealth of experience, as well as his vast knowledge of leadership, service and hospitality to Pittsburg. Alongside his family, he looks forward to opening the new restaurant and developing relationships in the community.
“Being a Chick-fil-A Operator allows for the unique opportunity to truly engrain yourself within the community that you serve,” said Brugh. “My goal is to make a positive impact on my Team Members and all guests who walk through our doors.”
Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A franchised Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a positive work environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. They also offer their Team Members 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.
Quality Ingredients; Delicious Food
Chick-fil-A focuses on serving customers great-tasting food made with high quality ingredients. The produce used in recipes is delivered to kitchens up to six times a week. Salads are made with whole fruits and vegetables that are chopped and prepared fresh throughout the day. Chick-fil-A Lemonade is made from three simple ingredients: lemon juice, sugar and water.
Breaded chicken is pressure cooked in 100%, fully refined peanut oil and all U.S. Chick-fil-A restaurants now serve chicken raised with No Antibiotics Ever, starting from the egg. By not allowing antibiotics of any kind, Chick-fil-A chicken meets the highest commitment for non-antibiotic use. For more information about the Chick-fil-A No Antibiotics Ever commitment, visit www.chick-fil-a.com/no-antibiotics-ever.
Commitment to Customer Service
With a longstanding tradition in the restaurant industry for setting high standards in customer service, Chick-fil-A earned recognition for providing the “best fast food customer service in America” according to America’s Best Customer Service 2020 report by Newsweek, among other honors.
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. For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Auto Center Drive & Highway 4, visit the Chick-fil-A Auto Center Drive & Highway 4 Facebook page.
About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
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 2,600 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada.