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Restaurant Brings Approximately 120 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes with Free Chick-fil-A Entrées for a Year
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2023) – Chick-fil-A® Northridge reopens for business on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023 with a dual-lane drive-thru and expanded kitchen to serve drive-thru guests more efficiently. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Julio Barrientos as the local Owner-Operator of Chick-fil-A Northridge.
Located at 8875 Tampa Ave., Chick-fil-A Northridge will be open for dine-in, drive-thru and carry-out from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Northridge can place an order for pickup, dine-in or delivery on the Chick-fil-A® App or online. When joining the Chick-fil-A One® tiered membership program, Chick-fil-A One members receive points on every qualifying purchase, which can be used to redeem available rewards. Visit chick-fil-a.com/delivery to view delivery options in your area.
The Northridge restaurant is one of more than 100 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Los Angeles market.
Locally Owned and Operated
As full-time, hands-on leaders in their restaurants and communities, Chick-fil-A local Owner-Operators proudly reside in the communities in which they serve.
In Northridge, Barrientos will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 120 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.
Born in Acapulco, Mexico, Barrientos started his career with Chick-fil-A in Oxnard, California during his senior year of high school. He has 16 years of Chick-fil-A experience having worked as a Team Member and in leadership positions at restaurants across the West Coast. In 2020, Barrientos joined the Chick-fil-A® Leadership Development Program and had the privilege of traveling the country as a Grand Opening Supervisor for nearly three years, where he supported 14 other local Owner-Operators with their grand openings, including the first four Chick-fil-A restaurants in Puerto Rico.
“In my 16 years with Chick-fil-A, I have been blessed with countless opportunities to grow as a leader while supporting and spending time with my family,” said Barrientos. “I am overjoyed to provide professional growth opportunities and an amazing work-life balance, just as I experienced during my time as a Team Member and Grand Opening Supervisor, for our next generation of leaders with the reopening of our restaurant in Northridge.”
Caring for the Northridge Community
In celebration of the opening, Chick-fil-A Northridge is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Northridge area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A entrées for a year.
Barrientos’s restaurant will plan to participate in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table® program, an initiative that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and nonprofits in need. To date, more than 23 million meals have been created from Chick-fil-A Shared Table donations from nearly 2,000 Chick-fil-A restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent and providing a positive work environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. Team Members have opportunities for flexible work hours and leadership growth, competitive pay and benefits, hands-on training and mentoring and the chance to apply for scholarships to support their continuing education.
Delicious Food; Outstanding Customer Service
Chick-fil-A is known for serving customers great-tasting food made with high-quality ingredients, including the original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. Made with a real, whole, boneless breast of chicken with no added fillers, the breaded chicken is pressure cooked in fully-refined peanut oil. Chick-fil-A was one of the first in the industry to eliminate chicken raised with antibiotics to ensure guests have an option for high-quality food on the go.
To complement the great-tasting chicken, fresh produce is delivered to Chick-fil-A restaurants up to six times a week for the best quality and flavor. The fresh ingredients are raised and grown by farmers who share the company's elevated quality and safety standards, so guests feel good about their meal.
For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Northridge, visit the local restaurant’s Facebook page and follow along on Instagram. For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the Brand’s food, people and customers across the country, visit chick-fil-a.com.
About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a restaurant company known for the Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich and signature hospitality. Represented by more than 190,000 Team Members, Operators and Staff, Chick-fil-A® restaurants serve guests freshly prepared food at more than 2,800 restaurants in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. The family-owned and privately held restaurant company was founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy and is committed to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate.
Known for its leadership and growth opportunities, in 2022 Chick-fil-A was named a Best Employer in America by Forbes and a top company for career opportunities for Black employees by Glassdoor. The company was also awarded the Employee’s Choice by Glassdoor honoring top CEOs and was named a Culture 500 Culture Champion in 2020. A leader in customer service, Chick-fil-A was named QSR magazine’s Drive-Thru Restaurant of the Year in 2021. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com and @ChickfilANews.