After more than two decades with Chick-fil-A, Ryan Powell is ready to open Federal Way’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant. Ryan started his career with the company in high school, working part-time at his local restaurant. With the help of two Chick-fil-A scholarships, he attended Berry College where he graduated with a degree in environmental science. He spent years following college working at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country before being named a franchise owner in 2009.

The Federal Way restaurant will be the seventh Chick-fil-A location in Washington. As always, Chick-fil-A celebrates their new store opening with a First 100 party, which awards more than $37,000 in free food to the first 100 local customers. The party will take place in the restaurant parking lot at 32025 Pacific Highway South from 6:00 a.m. on September 13 to 6:00 a.m. on September 14.  This community event is open to guests residing in specific zip codes surrounding the restaurant. A complete listing of eligible zip codes and rules can be found at

As part of the celebration, Chick-fil-A will be partnering with Feeding Children Everywhere, a social charity that mobilizes groups to assemble healthy meals for children in need. Chick-fil-A will be assembling meals to distribute locally and collecting new and gently used children’s books to benefit other local nonprofits.

The new Federal Way restaurant features hand-made, authentic materials for a vintage-inspired interior, including a gathering table made from reclaimed wood, subway tiles and light fixtures made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles and peach baskets; a two-story interactive indoor play area for children, free WIFI, a drive-thru service area with dual drive-thru ordering lanes, a dining room with seating for 96 people and outdoor seating for 16 people.