New Chick-fil-A brings 140 jobs to St. George, offers free food to 100 ‘local heroes’

ST. GEORGE — A new Chick-fil-A store will open Tuesday on the southwest corner of Bluff Street and Blackridge Drive, bringing 140 full- and part-time jobs to the St. George economy.

File photo of team member Ryan Wright and local Chick-fil-A franchise owner Deven Macdonald at the “Remarkable Futures” scholarship award ceremony, St. George, Utah, Feb. 27, 2019 | Photo by Andrew Pinckney, St. George News

They’re also offering free food for a year to 100 “local heroes” who are making an impact on Washington County, said owner and operator Deven Macdonald.

“We chose public safety personnel of St. George and Washington City,” Macdonald told St. George News. “We also chose Washington County School District administration and teachers, and staff of local healthcare organizations as our ‘Community Heroes’ recipients, for making a meaningful impact in the St. George community.”

Macdonald attended BYU before he worked for 14 years in portfolio management at a software company. Then, in 2013, he and his wife moved to St. George to open Chick-fil-A Red Rock Commons.

“For nearly a decade, my family and I have called St. George our home,” he said in a press release shared with St. George News. “I am humbled by the opportunity to continue making a difference in the community that has meant so much to us.”

A scene from Chick-fil-A at Bluff Street and Blackridge Drive, St. George, Utah, Dec. 3, 2021 | Photo by David Dudley, St. George News

Macdonald said that he’s currently looking to fill 140 positions at Chick-fil-A Bluff Street and Blackridge Drive. He said he has a penchant for working with young people, as he was active in many youth organizations and had a passion for helping young people develop critical life skills.

“It’s no secret that our industry is being faced with labor shortages,” Macdonald said, “which is one of the reasons why our restaurant is encouraging all interested applicants to apply. I look forward to mentoring my team members and showing care for our neighbors, serving them great-tasting food with Chick-fil-A’s signature hospitality.”

Chick-fil-A also offers scholarship opportunities to some team members, as well as flexible schedules, for those interested in pursuing education beyond high school.

Chick-fil-A Bluff Street and Blackridge Drive is located at 1333 S. Auto Mall Drive, Building 200, near the Veterans Memorial Highway Exit. They’re open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Ed. Note: A previous story said that the store opened last week. It has been corrected.

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