Restaurant Brings Approximately 125 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 30, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Colorado Springs community on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Tucker Braun as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Citadel Crossing.

Located at 507 N. Academy Blvd., Chick-fil-A Citadel Crossing will be open for dine-in and carry-out from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the drive-thru open until 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Citadel Crossing 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 chick-fil-a.com/delivery to view delivery options in your area.

The Citadel Crossing restaurant joins eight other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs, Braun 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.

With a heart for service, Braun began his Chick-fil-A career in Oklahoma City as a Team Member, and later pursued an entrepreneurial path as the owner of a window cleaning business. Braun credits his Chick-fil-A Quail Springs Operator, Rey Ferreyro, for having a huge impact on his career with the brand. After graduating, he left Oklahoma City for Stillwater, Okla., where he continued his window cleaning business for the next eight years.

Braun eventually returned to Chick-fil-A in 2019 as the Operator of Chick-fil-A Quail Springs Mall with the desire to make a difference in the lives of Team Members and guests, just as Ferreyro had done for him. Braun and his wife Chelsea, who is his first-grade sweetheart, and their four children, recently relocated to the Colorado Springs area and are looking forward to this new chapter with Chick-fil-A.

“I am excited to join the Colorado Springs community and identify ways our team can make a positive impact on everyone we come into contact with,” said Braun. “My hope is to create moments worth remembering for both our Team Members and guests alike, through delicious food, community giving and genuine hospitality.”

Giving Back

In honor of the opening, Chick-fil-A, Inc. will donate $25,000 to Feeding America who will distribute funds to a local partner to aid in the fight against hunger. Chick-fil-A Citadel Crossing will also recognize 100 local heroes making an impact in the area and will participate in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table™ Program that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to 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 Citadel Crossing, visit the local restaurant’s Facebook page. For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the Brand’s food, people and customers across the country, visit chick-fil-a.com.

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 www.chick-fil-a.com and @ChickfilANews.

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