Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Cape Cod resident Annemarie Reissner as the local franchise owner of its first restaurant on the Cape, set to open in Hyannis in November. She will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the restaurant, as well as employing approximately 70 full- and part-time employees, building relationships with local organizations and businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Cape Cod, located at 155 Enterprise Road, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Locally Owned and Operated
Reissner is a New Jersey native with a background in healthcare marketing, sales and training development who became a Chick-fil-A Operator after a life-altering experience. Reissner was first introduced to Chick-fil-A by her son, Noah, who was a Chick-fil-A team member when he contracted a severe sinus infection that moved to his brain. That infection spiraled into numerous sinus and brain surgeries, landing Noah in neurosurgical intensive care. During his month-long stint in the hospital and while recovering at home, Noah’s Chick-fil-A team members and Operator made frequent visits, reading to him, walking with him during therapy and eventually throwing him a graduation party when his health began to improve. His Chick-fil-A job was waiting for him after his recovery, even after he was out for many months. Reissner was so inspired by the Chick-fil-A team’s kindness toward her son that after 25 years in the healthcare industry, she decided to change course and become a Chick-fil-A Operator.
“When I found myself at a career crossroads, I thought about owning my own business. I always had an entrepreneurial passion, so I began looking into Chick-fil-A,” Reissner explains. “I realized that although I never thought my path would lead to selling chicken, my desire to make a difference in the daily lives of those around me led me to do just that.”
Reissner and her family are Cape Cod residents and look forward to serving the Hyannis community.
Will employ 70 team members
All team members at Chick-fil-A Cape Cod will be hired locally, and the restaurant will employ approximately 70 full- and part-time team members. To help its team members pay for college, the restaurant will offer the opportunity for college scholarships through Chick-fil-A’s newly announced national scholarship initiative, Remarkable Futures. Remarkable Futures more than doubles the company’s investment in team members’ college educations – providing $4.9 million in scholarships in 2017 alone. Students have the opportunity to receive up to $25,000 in scholarships to be applied at any accredited institution of their choice, including online and on-campus
formats, and can be combined with tuition discounts and other benefits at more than 70 partner colleges and universities nationwide. As with all Chick-fil-A restaurants, team members are also guaranteed Sundays off. Those interested in joining the Chick-fil-A Cape Cod team can apply by visiting joincfacapecod.com. For more information on Remarkable Futures, visit chick-fil-a.com/scholarships.
Premium Ingredients and Fresh, Handmade Food
Nearly everything on the Chick-fil-A menu is made from scratch daily, including salads made from whole vegetables and fruits that are hand-chopped throughout the day. The lemonade is fresh-squeezed and is made from three simple ingredients: lemon, sugar and water. Like all Chick-fil-A restaurants, the chicken served at Chick-fil-A Cape Cod will be 100 percent whole breast meat, without any fillers, hormones or additives. Each chicken breast is hand-breaded to order and pressure cooked in 100 percent refined peanut oil, which is naturally trans-fat- and cholesterol-free. By the end of 2019, every Chick-fil-A restaurant will serve chicken raised without antibiotics.
Guests are encouraged to visit the Chick-fil-A Cape Cod Facebook page for the latest information leading up to the grand opening.