Mom and Mentor
El Dorado & Toll Road, Frisco, TX
Frieda Marroquin worked her way through college as a courier for an overnight shipping company. She eventually joined the company's management training program and launched a highly successful and rewarding management career.
But eventually things began to change at her workplace. There was more focus on "making the numbers," and less focus on making a difference. Even though she liked her employer and appreciated her career there, Frieda was becoming restless.
What eventually drew this native New Yorker and mother of four to Chick-fil-A? Was it her first Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich tasted at age 30? She says it was the promise of something even more satisfying.
"Everybody loves Chick-fil-A. They don't merely like it, they love it. And it's a great feeling to be associated with such a positive experience. I thrive on meeting customers, guiding the young people I work with, and helping them grow. Plus, I really appreciate the flexibility I have to be with my family and build my business.
Yes, running a Restaurant is very hard work, and it can be very stressful. But I absolutely love coming to my unit. I feel like I have the support of the Chick-fil-A corporate office. And while I appreciate the independence I have as a franchisee, I know I'm backed by an outstanding, reputable franchise company.
Like many franchised Chick-fil-A Operators, I never in my life thought I'd work in this industry. But it's absolutely been the best choice for me."