This Best of the NPJ for 2022 story was originally published on November 17, 2022.
Chick-fil-A Natchitoches will officially open for business on Thursday, Nov. 17 – TODAY! A ribbon cutting was held on Nov. 16. Leigh Ann Gilley, the local franchise Owner, is looking forward to welcoming and serving Natchitoches and the surrounding areas.
The restaurant will be open for drive-thru, dine-in and carry-out service and is hiring 100 full and part-time team members in the community. They’ve hired 87 team members so far.
In honor of Chick-fil-A Natchitoches’ opening, Chick-fil-A has surprised 100 local heroes to make an impact in the Natchitoches area with free Chick-fil-A for a year. Additionally, Chick-fil-A will donate $25,000 to Feeding America to support the greater Central Louisiana area in the fight against hunger.
Gilley’s restaurant will also be participating 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.