Chick-fil-A comes to Hinds

by | Jun 20, 2023 | Foundation

Above from left, Phil Hutchins, Hinds Community College Foundation Board President; Jimmy Lee, Aladdin Campus Dining Area Director of Dining Services; Hinds President Dr. Stephen Vacik; Edmund LeDoux, Aladdin Director of Operations; Rep. Stephanie Foster; retired Hinds employees and City of Raymond aldermen Lou Ann Askew and Randall Harris; Todd Hickman, Aladdin District Manager and Trent Krupica, Aladdin Director of Marketing for Education

Complete with the “Eat Mor Chikin” mascot, the much-anticipated Chick-fil-A officially opened on Feb. 16 in the Student Union Building on the Raymond Campus. It’s the first full-service Chick-fil-A on a community college campus in the country.

“This is an event we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time,” said Hinds President Dr. Stephen Vacik. “Because of the pandemic, and a multitude of construction delays, it got pushed back several times.

I want to especially thank our friends at Aladdin Elior and the partnership with Chick-fil-A that helped bring all this together to create something very special for our students, first and foremost, but also for our community as well.”

The ribbon-cutting was attended by local elected officials as well as Hinds employees and representatives of Chick-fil-A and Aladdin, which holds the franchise license.

“Aladdin Campus Dining is proud to partner with Hinds Community College to bring this Chick-fil-A to the Raymond Campus,” said Edmund LeDoux, Director of Operations for Aladdin. “As a partner to Hinds for 40 plus years, our goal is to bring high-quality food concepts as well as national brands like Chick-fil-A to campuses. We look forward to serving our students as well as our local community.”

Hinds’ Chick-fil-A is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.