Owner for Bellevue Chick-fil-A selected, opening date set for March 2015
Washington state's first ever Chick-fil-A is set to open in Bellevue in late March 2015. The company today announced its selection of entrepreneur Valerie Artis as the owner of the new Bellevue Chick-fil-A restaurant.
Artis recently relocated with her family to Bellevue from Pasadena to open the restaurant. She comes to Chick-fil-A after spending 17 years with IHOP in menu development and product marketing strategies. She is a California native and an alumna of UCLA.
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Chick-fil-A held a site dedication ceremony in Bellevue on Oct. 29 and was welcomed by Councilmembers John Stokes and Conrad Lee and more than 40 community leaders, vendors and partners, including Junior Achievement of Washington and the Washington State Potato Commission.
The Bellevue restaurant, formally named Chick-fil-A at Northeast 8th Street, will be located at 785 116th Ave NE and is the first of three Chick-fil-A locations opening in Washington this spring.
Published February 10, 2015
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