Emerging (or growth) markets

Where we're headed

Future Chick-fil-A restaurant locations are determined solely by Chick-fil-A, Inc. based on the company's goals for system-wide expansion in specifically targeted markets. The below list is not a comprehensive representation of our growth strategy, but includes the areas of our mostly rapidly growing markets within the next 12-24 months.

Not ready to apply yet?

There are a handful of ways to understand more about if this is a good fit for you. We encourage candidates to learn more about the restaurant industry overall, connect with your local Chick-fil-A® Franchisee, and read Truett Cathy’s books to understand more about the history of the brand.

You can also learn more about the extensive application process online or attend a webinar or in-person event to obtain information about the Franchisee opportunity.

In their own words - Franchisees in emerging markets

As an Operator, you invest your personal time, energy and resources into your Team Members. The people are the most rewarding part of my job.

-Ellie Kim, New York, NY

On the outside, some people just see the Chick-fil-A brand, but they don’t understand the business and the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to make a restaurant successful.

-Jessie Chesson, Washington D.C

We are in the people business. The ability to build meaningful relationships in the community is critical to being a Chick-fil-A Operator, as it’s the very foundation of owning a successful business.

-Jeremiah Cillpam, Los Angeles, CA

A lot of people think your restaurant automatically thrives from the start, but the reality is that you have to be hands-on and put in hard work to make it a success.

-Jas Bains, Bay Area, CA

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