Community Spotlight: Quincy Springs Prepares to Open Westside’s First Chick-fil-A
I n just a few months, Vine City will be home to the Westside’s first Chick-fil-A. At its helm will be community champion Quincy Springs. Read Quincy’s touching story below as he talks about his passion for the community and his hope for its future.
Operator Quincy Springs Set to Open Chick-fil-A in Atlanta’s Historic Westside
Article provided courtesy of The Chick-fil-A Foundation and originally ran on the Foundation’s blog, “Chicken Wire.”
The corner of Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is pretty much Main and Main for the civil rights movement in Atlanta. It’s at this intersection that leaders like Joseph E. Boone, Ralph David Abernathy and Andrew Young lived, worked and planned the protests and marches that would shape the country. It’s also the location of the newest Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta.
Honoring the History of Atlanta’s Westside
Enter Chick-fil-A Operator Quincy L.A. Springs IV, who is opening the new Vine City Chick-fil-A in 2018. There’s no mistaking Springs’ passion for the historic Westside of Atlanta and its history – he can rattle off the names of the dozens of historic figures from the civil rights era who lived and worked in the community, he can drive the streets surrounding the restaurant site and point out the homes of these historic leaders, and, just as importantly, he knows the names of the people who call them home now.
“When it comes to the Historic Westside, the whole is greater than the sum total of its parts. The amount of love, pride of place and genuine caring for others makes it feel like home to me,” Springs says. “This community is so rich in spirit, and my hope is that my restaurant can be a gathering place for my neighbors and friends.”
Although Springs was raised in Buchanan, Va., he’s become such a part of the fabric of this community that he could easily be mistaken for a native Atlantan. He graduated from Washington and Lee University and then served in the Army for eight years, achieving the rank of Captain and receiving several awards. Springs was deployed to various parts of the world, including one of his most notable positions serving as a combat advisor to approximately 900 Afghan soldiers for Afghanistan’s counter narcotics initiative.
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We’re not the only ones excited to welcome a brand-new Chick-fil-A to the Westside! Check out additional coverage from the groundbreaking and site dedication below.
- Vine City cheers groundbreaking of Westside’s first Chick-fil-A (Curbed)
- New Vine City Chick-fil-A will honor Civil Rights heroes from Atlanta’s Westside (Atlanta Business Chronicle)