The 3,000th Chick-fil-A Opens at The Shops at RedBird
On November 9th, City officials joined Chick-fil-A executives at the Shops at RedBird, at 3502 W Camp Wisdom Road, to celebrate the grand opening of the 3,000th Chick-fil-A, as the popular chicken chain returns to the RedBird neighborhood.
The grand opening celebration welcomed friends and neighbors to witness the ceremonial ribbon cutting, attended by Chick-fil-A's CEO Andrew T. Cathy, executive leaders, the new owner Consuela Jacobs, and local Chick-fil-A operators from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Jacobs, a Dallas native and first-generation college graduate from Texas A&M University, brings her expertise as a retail buyer and a year of experience as a Chick-fil-A team member. The restaurant is expected to bring around 110 employment opportunities, both full- and part-time positions, to the area.
The restaurant incorporated symbolic elements into its design, including a red bench at the entrance with a plaque commemorating the 3,000th milestone and an interior wall feature playing homage to the mosaic tile artwork on The Shops at RedBird façade of the main building.
Demonstrating their commitment to serving the community, Chick-fil-A, Inc. and the RedBird location are honoring the 3,000th restaurant milestone with contributions and donations, including donations to Feeding America, Junior Achievement, Harmony CDC Food Pantry and Boys & Girls Club of Oak Cliff. Additionally, Chick-fil-A RedBird will participate in the Shared Table program, which sends surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, food banks, shelters, and nonprofits.
The City of Dallas Office of Economic Development has been working with lead developer Peter Brodsky since 2018 and has provided more than $27 million in financing to the Reimagine RedBird Redevelopment Project. This backing has facilitated various RedBird revitalization initiatives, including Tom Thumb, UT Southwestern, the Palladium mixed-income apartment project, Chime Solutions, Vogel Alcove, and RedBird Hotel Venture.
Red bench photo courtesy of Chick-fil-A