New Chick-fil-A opens in Gresham

Jake Oeck
Staff Writer

Well, it’s official, a Chick-fil-A opened up in Gresham on Nov. 11 and even the citizens of Sandy are starting to get pretty fired up.  And as many of us are planning our first trip, we have some questions about that all that chicken in need of some answers: Will the lines be long, will it be efficient, what would working there be like?  In short, we want to know everything Chick-fil-A so we’re ready for the day we taste that first greasy nugget.

“Chick-fil-A’s customer service, food and efficiency is most definitely hard to compete with,” Zach Schumacher said. Schumacher is an employee of the Clackamas Chick-fil-A and a junior in high school.  He went on to explain what he expects to see with the new restaurant.

“I expect the line at the new Gresham location to be crazy long. From the making, bagging, and serving of food, Chick-fil-A has it down to a science. A line may look long but Chick-fil-A can get through several cars a minute,” Schumacher said. He laughed and added, “Sometimes it’s too fast for its own good.  A woman once said ‘why is my food made so quickly, it’s going to get cold by the time I’m out of the line.’”  

While this is fun for all of us who plan to attend the new Chick-fil-A as customers, others have expressed interest in applying to work there.  And why not, Chick-fil-A is a great place for students to learn about the workplace in what may be their first job.

“Chick-fil-A is an exciting environment to be able to work in. From the moment you get trained, the environment and managers are extremely understanding and only want to see you grow and learn as an employee. As an employee myself I’ve never had a time where I was put down for messing up or not knowing something,” Schumacher said.

Whether going for lunch or working to earn a little extra money, Chick-fil-A hopes it has something for everyone, and will get the citizens of Sandy and Gresham to “Eat Mor Chikin.”

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