H Street Chick-fil-A Opening June 1, Holding Special Event May 31

24 May

H Street Chick-fil-A

H Street’s Chick-fil-A will be opening up on June 1st (it is actually slightly off H Street at 1401 Maryland Avenue, NE).  For most Chick-fil-A grand openings, customers camp outside leading up to the door opening in hopes of being one of the first 100 customers who win free Chick-fil-A for a year.  Peter Choi, owner operator of the H Street Chick-fil-A, is instead holding a special event for the first 100 customers the day before the grand opening on May 31st.  The first 100 customers will still receive free Chick-fil-A for a year but will also take a bus tour around the District and will help make 10,000 meals for D.C. Central Kitchen before coming back to the restaurant for dinner that evening (more details in press release below).

The H Street Chick-fil-A, previously a Checker’s, is primarily a drive thru restaurant but also has a walk up window for customers on foot.  There is also a small patio for dining at the restaurant.  Owner Peter Choi’s father in law has been a Chick-fil-A operator for the past 20 years in Reston.

From the press release:

D.C.’s First Chick-fil-A Grand Opening Road Trip Celebrates the June 1 Restaurant Opening;

Up to 100 Participants in the May 31 Event will be Awarded with a Free Year’s Supply of Chick-fil-A Meals

Restaurant Creates 60 New Jobs and Features Drive-Thru, Pedestrian Walk-Up Window and Outdoor Seating

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 1, 2017) – Local franchise owner Peter Choi will celebrate the June 1 opening of D.C.’s newest Chick-fil-A restaurant with the area’s first Chick-fil-A Road Trip on May 31. Upwards of 100 adults will be transported on an interactive field trip around the area where their efforts not only will impact thousands, but also will earn each of them a year supply of Chick-fil-A meals.

The new restaurant at 1401 Maryland Ave., NE., is creating 60 new jobs in the area and providing the opportunity for the community to donate children’s books to benefit Miner Elementary School.

Chick-fil-A Road Trip Celebration

Chick-fil-A’s First 100 campouts have given away more than $31 million in free food through 2016 and continue to be the chain’s signature event to celebrate the opening of a new location. However, this Chick-fil-A grand opening celebration will not involve any overnight activities but a Road Trip where up to 100 eligible participants, 18 years and older, can start gathering at 5:45 a.m. on May 31 to register and immediately participate in the grand opening celebration.

Designed to be an exceptional experience on many levels, participants will travel around the greater D.C. area on chartered buses. They will spend approximately six hours being engaged in activities that will provide opportunities to get up and move in addition to impacting and moving others in the community with acts of service along the way, including assembling 10,000 meals for D.C. Central Kitchen. Upon completion of the road trip, each eligible participant will return to the Capitol Hill East restaurant around 4:30 p.m. to continue the celebration. The post-road trip party will include dinner and participants being awarded with a digital offer card loaded with a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A meals (52 meals with each consisting of a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, medium Waffle Potato Fries and a medium beverage).

Registration will be held at the restaurant that morning from 6 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. or until 100 eligible adult participants are reached, whichever comes first. If more than 100 people are onsite when the line officially opens at 6 a.m. on May 31, a drawing will be held to randomly select 100 guests with each required to participate in the road trip and celebration being held until 6 p.m. that day. The event is open to guests residing in specific zip codes surrounding the restaurant. A list of eligible zip codes and event rules can be found at  www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/Openings.
“My team members and I can’t wait to welcome our guests and provide each of them with a remarkable experience,” said Choi. “We are committed to our vision of loving our guests, community and leach other while serving delicious food with sincere hospitality.”

About Franchise Operator Peter Choi

A resident of Virginia for the past 13 years, Choi’s interest in becoming a Chick-fil-A Operator led him to go to work for the perfect mentor – his father-in-law, David Kim, who has been a Chick-fil-A Operator at Reston’s Village Commons restaurant for the past 20 years. Almost to the very day of his five-year anniversary of being a team member, Choi became one of the lucky ones out of the more than 24,000 applicants the company receives yearly for only 100 opportunities when he was awarded the new Capitol Hills East Chick-fil-A drive-thru. He becomes the third Chick-fil-A Operator in the family which also includes his uncle-in-law, Peter Kim, who has operated the Chantilly Place stand-alone restaurant in Centreville for the past 14 years.

Empowering youth has been a huge passion for Choi and his wife, Grace, who has taught at a title one school for the past 15 years at London Town Elementary in Centreville, Va. She focuses on teaching kindergarten through third and has served as a reading recovery teacher. While working for Kim, Choi’s community outreach was focused on youth. He was recognized with the Fairfax County “Neighborhood Award” for his efforts with its Teen Center and for his work at the Embry Ruker Shelter, where he helped increase donations and provided life training for their teens. A father of two, Choi is proud of being a one-share stake-holder, along with his 7-year-old son, of a professional football team.

Childrens Book Drive

Eager to immediately impact the local area, Choi is inviting the community to celebrate the new location by participating in a children’s new and gently used book drive to benefit Miner Elementary. The donated books will be placed in a nearly 3-foot Book House, made from reclaimed wood, to serve as a free library exchange. Since 2014, Chick-fil-A has collected more than 41,177 books which were donated to 241 local organizations in 43 states and Washington, D.C.

Restaurant Details

The 1,500-square-foot Capitol Hill East Chick-fil-A drive-thru restaurant features a:

  • kitchen with Chick-fil-A’s latest design and equipment.
  • pedestrian walk-up window and patio that seats 20.
  • full-service menu with healthy options and breakfast until 10:30 a.m., and will be open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.Like all Chick-fil-A locations, it will be closed on Sunday to provide a day of rest and time with family for team members.

Chick-fil-A in Metro D.C.

The Capitol Hill East drive-thru is the seventh opening in the metro area in the past 10 months with another location slated to open later this summer in Burke, Va., off Burke Centre Parkway. Bringing the total in the metro area to 32, the two openings are among 102 new Chick-fil-A locations opening this year across the country, creating some 9,000 new jobs. For more information on the Capitol Hill East Chick-fil-A restaurant, visit their Facebook page at Capitol Hill East Chick-fil-A (https://www.facebook.com/CFACapitolHillEast/).


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