Restaurant to Bring Approximately 80 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community
LOS ANGELES (March 22, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A restaurant is slated to open for business in Glendale on Thursday, March 25. Chick-fil-A®, Inc. has selected Robert Peterson as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Americana at Brand. Peterson will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 80 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Americana at Brand is located at 807 Americana Way, at The Americana at Brand, and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
At Chick-fil-A, safe service is a top priority. To ensure social distancing and limit contact between Team Members and guests, Chick-fil-A Americana at Brand will open for 25% capacity dine-in, carryout and 3rd party delivery only. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A mobile app or through online ordering. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s response to COVID-19, please visit our safe service page.
In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Americana at Brand will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Glendale with free Chick-fil-A for a year. Additionally, in honor of the new restaurant opening, Chick-fil-A will donate $25,000 to Feeding America. The funds will be distributed to partners within the greater Glendale area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
A native of Southern California, Robert Peterson grew up in Pasadena and has lived in Glendale for the past seven years. A longtime fan of the Chick-fil-A food, Peterson worked for a nonprofit youth organization in Pasadena before joining Chick-fil-A E. Colorado Boulevard as the restaurant’s Senior Leadership Director. Working alongside the restaurant Operator taught him the ins and outs of running a restaurant, while his passion for serving the community allowed him to connect with guests far beyond the restaurant walls. After a year and a half, Peterson was selected to open his own restaurant at Westfield Century City Mall in 2017, where he has spent the past three years building relationships with his team and serving guests. Now, with the opening of his new restaurant at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, Peterson is looking forward to bringing Chick-fil-A to the community he calls home.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to open a new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Glendale,” says Robert Peterson, Operator of Chick-fil-A Americana at Brand. “This community means so much to our family, and I cannot wait to provide great food and premium hospitality to everyone that enters our doors.”
Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A franchised Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a positive work environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. They also offer their Team Members 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.
Quality Ingredients; Delicious Food
Chick-fil-A focuses on serving customers great-tasting food made with high quality ingredients. The produce we use in our recipes is delivered to our kitchens up to six times a week. Our salads are made with whole fruits and vegetables that are chopped and prepared fresh throughout the day. Chick-fil-A Lemonade is made from three simple ingredients: lemon juice, sugar and water.
Our breaded chicken is pressure cooked in 100%, fully refined peanut oil and all U.S. Chick-fil-A restaurants now serve chicken raised with No Antibiotics Ever, starting from the egg. By not allowing antibiotics of any kind, Chick-fil-A chicken meets the highest commitment for non-antibiotic use. For more information about the Chick-fil-A No Antibiotics Ever commitment, visit www.chick-fil-a.com/no-antibiotics-ever.
Commitment to Customer Service
With a longstanding tradition in the restaurant industry for setting high standards in customer service, Chick-fil-A earned recognition for providing the "best fast food customer service in America" according to America's Best Customer Service 2020 report by Newsweek, among other honors.
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. For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Americana at Brand, visit the Chick-fil-A Americana at Brand Facebook page and follow along on Instagram.
About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,600 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada.
A leader in customer service satisfaction, Chick-fil-A was named top fast food restaurant in Newsweek’s 2019 America’s Best Customer Service report and received several honors in QSR’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards, including “The Most Respected Quick-Service Brand” and “Best Brand for Overall Experience”. Additionally, Glassdoor named Chick-fil-A one of the top 100 best places to work in 2020. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com.