Restaurant Brings Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes With Free Chick-fil-A Meals for a Year
MILPITAS, Calif. (June 13, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Milpitas community on Thursday, June 16. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Chris Johnson as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Milpitas Town Center.
Located at 755 E Calaveras Blvd in Milpitas, CA, Chick-fil-A Milpitas Town Center 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 Milpitas Town Center 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 Milpitas Town Center restaurant joins 18 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose market.
Locally Owned and Operated
As full-time, hands-on leaders in their restaurants and communities, Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators reside in the areas in which they serve.
In Milpitas, Johnson will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 100 full- and part-time Team Members, serving guests and cultivating relationships with local organizations and businesses.
Hailing from Seattle, Johnson attended Stanford University where he played on the football team and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. After several years as a commercial real estate broker in the Bay Area, he moved to the East Coast and entered the restaurant industry, where he owned multiple restaurants for nearly a decade. Still passionate about serving others but ready for a new opportunity, Johnson began working at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta where he quickly grew a deep respect for the culture of care.
“I am grateful to be back in California, where I look forward to sharing our great-tasting food and signature hospitality with the Milpitas community,” said Johnson. “Sports have been integral in my upbringing, and I believe we can accomplish great things when working as a team. I hope to provide our Team Members with professional development opportunities where they can grow both in and outside of the restaurant and show care to our guests and our community.”
Outside of the restaurant, Johnson is a world-class triathlete and board member for a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through sports. At the organization, Johnson acts not only as a board member, but also an athlete, volunteer and leader.
Caring for the Milpitas Community
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 San Jose area to aid in the fight against hunger. Chick-fil-A Milpitas Town Center is also recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Milpitas area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.
Johnson’s restaurant will be participating in Chick-fil-A Shared Table™, an initiative that redirects surplus food from the restaurant to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and nonprofits to serve those in need. When there is surplus food, Chick-fil-A Milpitas Town Center will donate it to a local community partner.
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 Milpitas Town Center, 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 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 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 www.chick-fil-a.com and @ChickfilANews.