New Location Brings Approximately 120 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes with Free Chick-fil-A Meals for a Year

GLENDALE, Wis. (Oct. 11, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® Drive-Thru Only location will begin serving the greater Milwaukee community on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Ryan Clopton as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Glendale. This Chick-fil-A location will offer a drive-thru experience that will serve guests and third-party delivery platforms purely from the convenience of their cars.

Located at 5201 N. Port Washington Road, off Interstate Highway 43, Chick-fil-A Glendale will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. While this location will not provide a walk-up window or dine-in services, it will still feature Chick-fil-A’s trademark hospitality brought to you with a warm welcome in the dual drive-thru lanes. Guests of Chick-fil-A Glendale can receive the food they love by placing orders through Chick-fil-A’s “face-to-face” ordering with Team Members or on the Chick-fil-A App®. When joining the Chick-fil-A One® tiered membership program, guests receive points on every qualifying purchase, which can be used to redeem available rewards.

The Glendale location joins more than 10 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Milwaukee market.

Locally Owned and Operated
As full-time, hands-on leaders in their restaurants and communities, Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators proudly reside in the communities in which they serve.

In Glendale, Clopton 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.

Ryan has been a part of Chick-fil-A since 2015 when he began helping operate Chick-fil-A locations in Raleigh, N.C. Soon after, he was accepted into Chick-fil-A’s Leadership Development Program where he gained high-touch exposure to everyday business operations and experienced the opportunity to serve in many stores around the country. Ryan looks forward to impacting the Glendale and greater Milwaukee communities, particularly local schools, through this new location.

“I feel honored to play a role in bringing Chick-fil-A to the Glendale community. Above that, I’m thrilled to be bringing Chick-fil-A to Glendale in a unique way, and I look forward to guests experiencing our trademark hospitality and great tasting food brought to you with a smile,” said Clopton.

Caring for the Milwaukee Community
In honor of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will donate $25,000 to Feeding America on behalf of the new restaurant. These funds will be distributed to partners in the greater Milwaukee area to aid in the fight against hunger.

In addition, Chick-fil-A Glendale is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Milwaukee area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.

Clopton’s restaurant will be participating 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.

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 Glendale, visit the location’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

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 170,000 Team Members, Operators and Staff, Chick-fil-A® restaurants serve guests freshly prepared food at more than 2,700 restaurants in 48 states, Washington, D.C., 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 and @ChickfilANews.

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