Newly Renovated Student Center Restaurant Brings Approximately 50 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Campus

ATLANTA (July 19, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Georgia Tech campus on Wednesday, July 20. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected John Diamond as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Georgia Tech.

Located at 350 Ferst Dr., in the newly renovated Student Center, Chick-fil-A Georgia Tech will temporarily open for carry-out and mobile ordering for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Beginning Aug. 15, guests can enjoy Chick-fil-A during normal business hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A Georgia Tech can place an order for pickup on the Chick-fil-A® App. 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.

The new Georgia Tech restaurant joins nearly 150 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the metro-Atlanta area. This restaurant was home to the first licensed Chick-fil-A location, which opened in 1991 on the campus of Georgia Tech. That location was operated by third-party vendors, and it will now be owned and operated by Operator John Diamond.

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.

Diamond will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 50 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with students, faculty and the surrounding city of Atlanta.

An Atlanta native and graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University, Diamond brings 25 years of experience as a multi-restaurant Chick-fil-A Operator since 1997. Diamond will continue serving as the Operator at Chick-fil-A Howell Mill and Chick-fil-A West Midtown. No stranger to the Georgia Tech campus, Diamond helped open the first Chick-fil-A licensed location in 1991 as a Team Member.

“I am honored to continue serving Georgia Tech in a greater capacity with this location,” Operator of Chick-fil-A Georgia Tech Diamond said. “I look forward to building upon existing relationships with the campus and creating additional jobs for students.”

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.

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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 47 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.