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

CHICAGO (Jan. 11, 2021) – Chick-fil-A® Bucktown, located near the intersections of West Fullerton, North Elston and North Damen avenues, is slated to open for business on Thursday, Jan. 14. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Josh Faretta as the franchise owner of the newest Chick-fil-A restaurant in Chicago. Faretta will oversee day-to-day activities of the business, employing approximately 90-110 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses and serving Guests. Chick-fil-A Bucktown is located at 1910 W Fullerton Ave and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

At Chick-fil-A, safe service is our first priority. As states begin to ease restrictions on the closure of local businesses, new Chick-fil-A restaurants will take additional time to review operations and ensure the necessary precautions are in place to protect Guests and Team Members before opening their dining rooms. In the meantime, Chick-fil-A Bucktown will open for drive-thru service, mobile curbside pickup, as well as third-party delivery through DoorDash shortly after the opening. Guests can take advantage of the multi-lane drive-thru, contactless ordering and payment through the Chick-fil-A App®.

In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100 Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Bucktown will be providing free Chick-fil-A meals for a year to 100 local heroes making an impact in Chicago. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s response to the coronavirus, please visit

Additionally, the Chick-fil-A Foundation has partnered with Feeding America to donate $25,000 to support local communities for every new restaurant opening. To aid in the fight against hunger, this donation will go towards organizations in Chicago that are doing good work to care for others.

Locally Owned and Operated

Operator Josh Faretta is a native to the Chicago area, growing up just outside of the city in Blue Island, Ill. He began his career with Chick-fil-A right out of college seven years ago, working as a Restaurant Team Member, and he now resides locally in Bucktown with his wife and high school sweetheart, Claudia. Faretta has a degree in Secondary Education from Trinity Christian College, and in his spare time enjoys trying new restaurants in the area and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.“When starting my first job out of college as a Chick-fil-A restaurant Team Member, I immediately fell in love with the company and the culture. While my degree was in education, I quickly realized that by taking advantage of all the career and leadership opportunities Chick-fil-A offers, my dreams of becoming a teacher could also be fulfilled as a Restaurant Operator,” said Faretta. “My family has lived in the Chicagoland area for more than 100 years, and I am excited to begin developing my team and to make a positive impact on the Bucktown community.”

Chicago Operators have longstanding partnerships with the Chicago Blackhawks and 101.9 The MIX Chicago. The restaurants support two large events through the radio station to help raise annual funds for Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Team Member Investment

Chick-fil-A is known for hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a great work environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. Each Chick-fil-A restaurant offers flexible hours, competitive pay and benefits, opportunities for leadership growth and college scholarships. As with all Chick-fil-A restaurants, Team Members are guaranteed Sundays off.

Premium Ingredients and Fresh, Handmade Food

Nearly everything on the Chick-fil-A menu is made from scratch daily, including salads made from fresh vegetables and fruit that is hand-chopped throughout the day. The lemonade is made from three simple ingredients: lemon juice, sugar and water.

Chick-fil-A serves chicken with No Antibiotics Ever in all of its U.S. locations. 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 the highest standards in customer service, Glassdoor named Chick-fil-A one of the top 100 best places to work in 2020, among other honors. 

For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the company’s food, people and customers across the country, visit For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Bucktown, visit the Chick-fil-A Bucktown 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

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