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

CHARLOTESVILLE, Va. (Sept. 13, 2021) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Charlotesville on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Bryan Ritter as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Barracks Road. Ritter will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 100 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Barracks Road is located at 1000 Emmet St. N,, at the intersection of Emmet St. and Barracks Rd., and will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A Barracks Road will open for drive-thru and carry out only. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A® App or through online ordering. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s safety protocols, please visit the COVID-19 response page.
In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Barracks Road will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Charlotesville 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 Charlotesville area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A has been a significant part of Operator Bryan Ritter’s life since he was 14 years old. A Virginia native, Ritter began working at Chick-fil-A Apple Blossom Mall in his hometown of Winchester at the age of 14, where he grew his skillsets and was awarded a scholarship in 1996 to further his education. Ritter also met his futue wife at Chick-fil-A Apple Blossom Mall as well as his future father-in-law, who was the Operator of the restaurant. In 2009, with a degree in business administration from James Madison University, Ritter was tapped to become a Chick-fil-A Operator and has been serving his communities ever since. Ritter became the Operator of Chick-fil-A Pantops in Charlotesville in 2015 and looks forward to continue serving guests at Chick-fil-A Pantops while operating Chick-fil-A Barracks Road.
“I have loved every day of serving my neighbors in the Charlotesville area, and I’m excited to continue giving back to my community and investing in my Team Members through Chick-fil-A Barracks Road as well as Chick-fil-A Pantops,” said Ritter. “Chick-fil-A has given me invaluable skills that I’ve carried with me since I was a teenager, and I look forward to giving my Team Members the same opportunities.”

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.
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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