File #: 220955    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 12/1/2022 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/1/2022
Title: Celebrating, honoring, and recognizing Sereena Quick on being selected as the operator of the new 4040 City Ave Chick-fil-A.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Driscoll, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Thomas
Attachments: 1. Signature22095500


Celebrating, honoring, and recognizing Sereena Quick on being selected as the operator of the new 4040 City Ave Chick-fil-A.



WHEREAS, A proud product of Philadelphia, Sereena Quick grew up in Raymond Rosen Homes, a North Philadelphia housing community and attended the West Chester University. Throughout her life, she learned the importance of staying resilient and keeping positive no matter the circumstances; and


WHEREAS, Sereena Quick began her career in the criminal justice system, as a juvenile probation officer for the City, making a positive impact on the lives of young people. She went on to become a federal probation officer for the District of San Francisco. These occupations allowed her to hone her leadership and problem-solving skills; and


WHEREAS, After crossing paths with Jon Hooper, the Operator of Chick-fil-A Auto Mall Parkway in Fremont, California, Sereena became inspired by his entrepreneurial passion and drive; and


WHEREAS, On top of her duties as a federal probation officer, she became Jon’s mentee, working in the restaurant and absorbing as much business knowledge as she could; and


WHEREAS, Upon relocating back to Philadelphia, Sereena was able to shadow another Black businessman, Stanley Webster, the Operator of Chick-fil-A Liberty Place. Stanley helped to give Sereena the courage and confidence to take the leap and become a trailblazer in the Philadelphia quick-service market; and


WHEREAS, After spending three years in the Malvern Chick-fil-A community as the restaurant's Executive Director, Sereena was selected to be Operator of a new location in West Philadelphia, making her the first Black woman to own a Chick-fil-A in Pennsylvania; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That we hereby celebrate, honor, and recognize Sereena Quick on being selected as the Operator of the new 4040 City Ave Chick-fil-A.


FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to Sereena Quick, further evidencing the sincere respect of this legislative body.