Restaurant Brings Approximately 125 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes with Free Chick-fil-A Meals for a Year

BRADLEY, Ill. (Sept. 13, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Bradley and Bourbonnais communities on Thursday, Sept. 15. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Jon Klavohn as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Bradley Bourbonnais.

Located at 1359 Locke Drive, near the intersection of Route 50 and Armour Road, Chick-fil-A Bradley Bourbonnais 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 Bradley Bourbonnais can place an order for pickup or dine-in 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 Bradley Bourbonnais restaurant joins more than 44 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Chicagoland 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 Bradley, Klavohn will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 125 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.

Klavohn considers the Greater Kankakee area his home, having lived in the area for more than 20 years as an educator in the community. He and his wife, Michelle, also graduated college nearby at Olivet Nazarene University. While Klavohn is excited to open Chick-fil-A Bradley Bourbonnais, his work history began with his family’s business. Klavohn’s parents owned a few restaurants in Galesburg, Ill., where he spent a lot of his time growing up and ultimately gave him the inspiration to try the restaurant business himself. What drew him to Chick-fil-A was the fact that Truett Cathy ran the business like Klavohn’s father ran his, which made him eager to pursue a new career as a Chick-fil-A Operator. Klavohn was ultimately selected to become the Operator of Chick-fil-A Moline in Moline, Ill. in 2016, where he and his family have lived for the past six years. Klavohn is thrilled to return to the Greater Kankakee area to open the doors to Chick-fil-A Bradley Bourbonnais doors alongside his wife, who will be supporting as the director of community relations, and his two children Kate and Carson, who also work at Chick-fil-A.

“Being an Operator in a community where we have invested so much of our own lives is a dream come true,” Klavohn said. “I look forward to giving back to a community that I love and want to be a part of making the Greater Kankakee area the best it can be.”

Caring for the Bradley-Bourbonnais Communities
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 Chicago area to aid in the fight against hunger.

In addition, Chick-fil-A Bradley Bourbonnais is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Bradley and Bourbonnais areas by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.

Klavohn’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 Bradley Bourbonnais, 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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