The new restaurant will have dual drive-throughs, more than doubling the number of vehicles than before.
It’s been 2-and-a-half months since Chick-Fil-A at Thompson Square closed for remodeling on Barnes Crossing Road in Tupelo. But the new and improved location is scheduled to open May 4.
And yes, there is a playground – it’s in the front of the building.
As construction continues, franchisee Jamey Finley said 130 full- and part-time jobs will be filled to work in all areas of the restaurant, including management.
Starting pay is $9 an hour.
Applications can be submitted through cfathompsonsquare.com / or applicants are invited to come by the new location for open interviews.
Says the company, “Chick-fil-A has been named as one of the ‘best places to work’ by Glassdoor and is known for hiring, developing and retaining young talent, offering a supportive workplace with opportunities for leadership development, promotions that lead to management roles, the opportunity to earn college scholarships, respect for work-life balance (with Sundays off) and competitive wages … Over the years, the restaurant company, which employs more than 75,000 individuals through both corporate positions and franchised locations, has provided more than $30 million to help its team members pay for college. And, hourly team members have gone on to own franchised restaurant locations and even executive positions within the company. The company’s current president and chief operating officer, Tim Tassopoulos, started with the company as an hourly team member in an Atlanta-area restaurant.“
Chick-fil-A is expanding and updating the company’s scholarship initiative to offer team members maximum flexibility and support in their pursuit of higher education. The changes will more than double the company’s investment in Team Member scholarships – offering $4.9 million in scholarships in 2017 alone – to help students attend the school of their choice, as well as provide access to tuition discounts and other educational benefits at participating schools. While Chick-fil-A Inc. has awarded scholarships for more than 40 years, the enhanced educational assistance initiative, called Remarkable Futures, increases the amount of scholarships available. Students can receive up to $25,000 per year, as well as access to tuition discounts and other educational benefits at more than 70 colleges and universities nationwide, to help offset the cost of their education.
“We’re honored to be recognized as a top workplace, and we owe it all to our outstanding team members,” Finley said. “As we continue to grow and serve more guests in the Tupelo area, we’d like to invite community members who are passionate about serving others to come out and interview to join our team.”