Restaurant Brings Approximately 145 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes With Free Chick-fil-A Meals for a Year

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Sept. 26, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Southfield community on Thursday, Sept. 29. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Matthew Leverett as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Southfield.

Located at 28550 Telegraph Road, Chick-fil-A Southfield will be open for dine-in, drive-thru, carry-out, mobile carry-out and mobile drive-thru from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Southfield 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, guests receive points on every qualifying purchase which can be used to redeem available rewards. Visit to view delivery options in your area.

The Southfield restaurant joins 10 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Detroit 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 areas in which they serve.

In Southfield, Leverett will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 145 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.

Born in Chicago and raised in Southfield, Leverett is looking forward to serving the community he knows very well, as his childhood home and the high school he attended are right up the road from his restaurant. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Leverett worked in consulting before his journey with Chick-fil-A began in 2018 when he entered the Chick-fil-A Leadership Development Program. Leverett is committed to making a difference in the community he’s always called home by getting involved with local schools and building business connections to collectively support non-profits and sponsor community events.

“Southfield has been my home for the majority of my life, and it’s a dream come true to serve and give back to this community that I know and love,” said Leverett. “As Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Southfield, it is my vision to become Southfield’s beacon of food and hospitality and my ultimate goal is to invest back into the community that raised me and has always supported me.”

Caring for the Southfield 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 Detroit area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Chick-fil-A Southfield is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the community by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.

Leverett’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 Southfield, 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

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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