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Chick-fil-A to hire 280 for Hicksville, Commack restaurants

Long Island's first Chick-fil-A opened in October in

Long Island's first Chick-fil-A opened in October in Port Jefferson Station, seen on Oct. 6, 2015. About 140 staffers will be hired in each of its two new locations, in Commack and Hicksville. Credit: Ed Betz

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is hiring to fill more than 280 jobs for two new restaurants opening this fall in Commack and Hicksville.

The franchise owners of the new Chick-fil-A restaurants are looking to hire about 140 to 145 full- and part-time employees for each location. The Atlanta-based company, which doesn’t open on Sundays, offers workers up to $25,000 in scholarships. To apply, visit or

The two locations, one at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville and the other on Commack Road south of Henry Street in Commack, are part of Chick-fil-A’s continued expansion in New York. Long Island’s first location opened in October in Port Jefferson Station.

Each of the new locations is about 5,000 square feet, the chain said.

Bryan Beasley will be the franchise owner of Chick-fil-A in Commack. His family owns a wholesale food distribution business in Westhampton Beach, while his wife’s family owns a car dealership in Quogue that has been open since 1946.

“My wife and I are thrilled to continue our family legacy of local business ownership and community involvement as we move toward the grand opening of our Chick-fil-A restaurant,” Beasley said in a statement.

In January, the Smithtown Town Board approved the Commack Chick-fil-A’s site plan as part of a shopping center redevelopment. The site borders Huntington Town, whose residents expressed concern about traffic congestion and quality-of-life issues.

Erin Elko will own the Chick-fil-A franchise in Hicksville. Elko, a South Carolina native, has worked for Chick-fil-A for nine years, first as a marketing director and then as a director of operations for two Charleston, South Carolina, locations.

“I’ve envisioned owning a Chick-fil-A restaurant for many years now,” Elko said in a statement. “Moving to New York was also a big part of that dream, so I’m excited to become a member of the Hicksville community.”

As part of the Hicksville Chick-fil-A’s approval in August 2015 by the Oyster Bay Town Board, the restaurant agreed to put in additional landscaping, not have an entrance on Broadway and not stay open later than 11 p.m.

Chick-fil-A, a family-owned and privately held company, has more than 2,000 restaurants in 43 states and Washington, D.C. It became embroiled in controversy in 2012 because of donations to groups that oppose gay rights and because of its president’s comments against same-sex marriage.


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