Restaurant set to open Nov. 10 in Pell City
by Elsie Hodnett
Oct 13, 2011 | 945 views |  0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Michael Morgan caulks the interior of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Pell City. The restaurant is scheduled to open Nov. 10.
Michael Morgan caulks the interior of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Pell City. The restaurant is scheduled to open Nov. 10.
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PELL CITY – Chick-fil-A officials are interviewing and hiring employees in preparation for its Nov. 10 grand opening.

“We are excited,” said Heath Kyle, owner/operator for the new restaurant. “I feel really good about the store. It’s on schedule.”

Kyle said applications are available at the restaurant site.

“You can come by the hiring trailer and pick up an application, fill it out and drop it off,” he said.

Kyle said someone is onsite at the hiring trailer from 3-5 p.m. weekdays.

“We have been scheduling and holding onsite interviews,” he said. “I am planning on hiring about 70 employees.”

Kyle said he hopes to have 15-20 employees hired by the end of the week. Interviews and hiring will continue during the next several weeks.

“We will do the ‘First 100’ promotion, and have other events planned leading up to the Nov. 10 opening,” he said.

The “First 100” promotion gives away a one-year supply of Chick-fil-A meals (52 certificates) to the first 100 adults in line on opening day.

Derrick Poston, superintendent for Richardson Turner Construction Co., said construction is scheduled to be finished in two weeks.

“We will turn the store over to Chick-fil-A on Oct. 28,” he said.

Poston said the new restaurant features almost 5,000 square feet, a children’s playground and multi-lane drive thru.

“There are three entrances and one exit,” he said.

Poston said patrons may only exit the restaurant parking lot onto Hazelwood Drive. There is no parking lot exit onto U.S. 231.

“The exterior is about 98 percent finished,” he said. “We just need to do cleaning and signage.”

Poston said workers were installing kitchen equipment and the dining room package Wednesday and Thursday.

“The interior is about 85 percent complete,” he said. “But we have two weeks to finish up before we turn it over to Chick-fil-A.”

Contact Elsie Hodnett at ehodnett@dailyhome.com.

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