Chick-fil-A on Thursday, June 15, 2023, will open at the intersection of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Boulevard, replacing a since-demolished Texaco gas station adjacent to Popeyes.
Jamerian Myles is the independent franchised Owner/Operator of the new location which carries the name Chick-fil-A Ponce & Boulevard. The new restaurant joins more than 180 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Atlanta market.
Myles is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, but has spent much of his life in Atlanta. He attended Winston Salem State University as a first-generation college graduate. Chick-fil-A was his first and only job; he began working as a Team Member in 2004 at age 16 and was selected to be a restaurant Operator at just 24 years old, opening Chick-fil-A Glenwood Place in Atlanta’s Glenwood Park neighborhood, according to a press release. Myles has lived in Atlanta for nearly a decade with his wife, Maya, and their children, Preslynn, Jadynn and Gracelynn.
“It was so important for me to create a legacy early in my life, from taking my first job in high school to being the first person in my family to pursue higher education,” Myles said in the release. “I want to encourage young people in Atlanta to leave their own legacy, through some of the same experiences that I was so grateful to have.”
Located at 689 Boulevard NE and 513 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, at the intersection of Boulevard and Ponce de Leon Avenue, the new restaurant will be open for dine-in, drive-thru and carry-out from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
In celebration of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will donate $25,000 to Feeding America in honor of the new restaurant. These funds will be distributed to partners in the greater Atlanta area to aid in the fight against hunger.
In addition, Chick-fil-A Ponce & Boulevard is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Atlanta area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A entrées for a year.
Myles’s restaurant will plan to participate in Chick-fil-A Shared Table®, an initiative that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and nonprofits in need. To date, more than 18 million meals have been served nationwide from Chick-fil-A Shared Table donations.