Chick-fil-A, one of the nation’s top fast-food chains, has expanded its footprint in the tri-state area by launching the 53rd New Jersey location along a major retail corridor.
On November 18, Chick-fil-A served its first customers out of its latest restaurant in North Bergen. Located at 7416 Tonnelle Avenue, the building was constructed from the ground-up and will be operated by independent franchise owner Adam Smith.
“Chick-fil-A has had a positive impact on my life, and I hope to create those same experiences for both our Team Members and our guests through Chick-fil-A North Bergen,” said Smith. “I look forward to serving this community through genuine hospitality and care for all guests.”
Chick-fil-A, founded in 1967, is known for its breaded chicken sandwich that is pressure cooked in 100%, fully refined peanut oil. The company serves chicken that is raised with no antibiotics and operates more than 2,600 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada.
The North Bergen location is expected to create approximately 90 full- and part-time jobs and is just the second Hudson County outpost of Chick-fil-A, with the other being located in the food court of Jersey City’s Newport Centre Mall. The restaurant is currently open for drive-thru only from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
As part of its grand opening festivities, North Bergen’s Chick-fil-A will be surprising 100 local heroes who make an impact in the community with free Chick-fil-A for a year. Chick-fil-A will additionally be donating $25,000 to Feeding America for the occasion, with the funds distributed to partners within the greater Hudson County area to aid in the fight against hunger.