Chick-fil-A’s newest restaurant will open Thursday, Aug. 22, in Seaford.
The new Chick-fil-A at 22932 Sussex Highway will bring upwards of 100 new jobs to the area, and up to 100 participants can be part of an exciting First 100 12-Hour Campout. Hosted by local operator Mike Vonhof, the family-friendly overnight party will pop up in the restaurant's parking lot with registration starting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21, as guests try to be one of the first 100 adults through the doors to win a year of free Chick-fil-A meals.
Vonhof will provide a year’s supply of Chick-fil-A to the first 100 eligible participants, 18 years and older, who follow the rules and live within the eligible ZIP codes. More information and rules for the event can be found at https://thechickenwire.chick-fil-a.com/News/Future-Openings.
Chick-fil-A offers handcrafted food and award-winning customer service along with commitment to community engagement and hands-on mentoring for employees. Vonhof is thrilled to be bringing Chick-fil-A to Seaford, near where his family has lived for more than 18 years. His first experience with Chick-fil-A came when he was growing up in South Florida and visiting the Boynton Beach Mall restaurant with his family.
After graduating with a degree in business administration in 1997, Vonhof honed his management and leadership skills while working for Target, then later transitioned into education where he has worked for the past 15 years with positions including serving as head of school.
When his son went to work for Chick-fil-A in Rehoboth Beach under operator Zach Hayes, Vonhof witnessed firsthand the focus on mentoring young people, serving freshly prepared food and impacting local communities in a positive way. Vonhof began to explore opportunities with Chick-fil-A, and his dream of owning his own business was realized in May when he was awarded the Seaford Chick-fil-A franchise. Vonhof will be supported by his wife Rachel and their three children, who will all be working in the restaurant. Daughter Megan is excited to start her first job as team member working alongside her father.
“I am excited to have a chance to serve the Seaford community both inside and outside our restaurant,” said Vonhof. “We are committed to developing our team members as together we impact those around us for good and provide a remarkable experience to our guests who become part of our family.”
Chick-fil-A first opened in Delaware nearly 26 years ago at the Dover Mall in 1993. The new Chick-fil-A in Seaford becomes the 13th location in the state.