Restaurant to Bring Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to TC Community

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (Feb. 28, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Traverse City on March 3. This will be the first and only Chick-fil-A restaurant in Northwest Michigan, and the next closest Chick-fil-A Is nearly 150 miles away. To manage the new location, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Chris Ramsey as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Traverse City. Ramsey will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 100 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.

Starting March 3, Chick-fil-A Traverse City will be open at 2700 N US Highway 31 S, Traverse City, MI 49684. From 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, guests can dine in, use the drive-thru or carry out their favorite menu items. The new Traverse City location will be approximately 5,000 square feet, and will feature a multi-lane drive-thru and an outdoor canopy for face-to-face ordering. Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A mobile app. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s safety protocols, please visit the COVID-19 response page.

To celebrate the opening, Chick-fil-A Traverse City will surprise 100 local heroes making an impact in the TC area 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, distributing the funds to partners in the greater Northern Michigan area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated

Born and raised in Toledo, OH, Ramsey began his journey with Chick-fil-A in 2015, where he served as a Team Member before quickly transitioning into a leadership position. Ramsey was deeply moved by Chick-fil-A’s vision to have a positive influence on the communities it serves, which inspired him to pursue a career with the brand. As a next step to fulfill his passion, Ramsey enrolled in Chick-fil-A’s Leadership Development Program in 2018. After the completion of 12 assignments throughout the U.S., where he served new Operators and assisted in the operation of company-owned restaurants, Ramsey was selected as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Traverse City. For years, Ramsey has enjoyed traveling to Northern Michigan with his wife, Ellie. Together they found a deep love for the area with each visit, and they look forward to raising their three kids in a city that instills unique beauty and adventure. Ramsey relishes the opportunity to bring Chick-fil-A to those who have not experienced it before and is excited to operate with a level of excellence that reflects the best of Chick-fil-A.

“The opportunity to be in a community where little is known about Chick-fil-A has always been a dream of mine,” said Ramsey. “I am excited to create a place of refreshment for those in the Traverse City area who choose to dine in with us. It is my goal to become Traverse City’s most caring restaurant while providing employment opportunities and a remarkable culture for our Chick-fil-A Team Members.”

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 used in recipes is delivered to kitchens up to six times a week. 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.

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

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 For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Traverse City, visit the Chick-fil-A Traverse City 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 2,700 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

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