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Chick-Fil-A opens location in Florissant, Mo.

The Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce will be joined by HSBCC Executive Director Veta Jeffery and Chick-Fil-A operator Tasha Fox, an Alton High School graduate, to celebrate the grand opening of the new Chick-Fil-A Florissant, Mo., location.

chickfilalogoThe ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 9 a.m. at 3159 North Highway 67, Florissant.

“This is a celebration of firsts,” says Veta Jeffery. “It will be the first ribbon-cutting for the Chamber, the first Chick-Fil-A in North St. Louis County and the first female and African-American owned Chick-Fil-A in the area. We are very excited.”

Operated by Tasha Fox, the new Chick-Fil-A location will employ more than 140 people and, as a part of a $3.5 billion franchise,aims to bring substantial revenue into the local community.

Fox was a two-time participant in the TV show “Survivor” — once ending as a co-runner up in Cambodia. Serving as a two season contestant on Survivor she lasted a combined total of 79 days.

Fox is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and of Shalom City of Peace Church.

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