Restaurant to Bring Approximately 150 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community

ORANGE, Calif. (March 8, 2021) – Chick-fil-A® Main & Almond, located just outside of Old Towne District, is slated to open for business on Thursday, March 11. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Kendall Benson as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of this new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Orange. Benson will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing approximately 150 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Main & Almond is located at 202 S. Main St. 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. Chick-fil-A Main & Almond will open for drive-thru and mobile carry out only. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A mobile app or through online ordering. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our safe service page.

In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Main & Almond will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Orange 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 Orange area to aid in the fight against hunger.

Locally Owned and Operated

Chick-fil-A Main & Almond is locally owned and operated by Kendall Benson, who grew up in the Orange area. After graduating from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, Benson returned in 2005 and has lived there since with his wife, Katheryn, and their eight-year-old daughter Eleanor. When dining at a local Chick-fil-A in Yorba Linda, Calif., Benson was impressed by the high quality of food and service at Chick-fil-A and set his sights on opening a Chick-fil-A restaurant of his own in his hometown.

In addition to a Master of Business Administration degree from Biola University, Benson holds extensive experience in the business and finance industries. He is also passionate about his community, serving at his local church and supporting area high schools. Benson looks forward to furthering his involvement in the community as the local franchise owner of Chick-fil-A Main & Almond.

“I’ve been fortunate to call the Orange community home for many years and can’t wait to welcome our neighbors to their local Chick-fil-A,” said Benson. “I hope to continue making a positive impact on Orange with great food and meaningful connections with Team Members, guests and the community.”

Team Member Investment

Chick-fil-A franchised Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a great 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. As with all Chick-fil-A restaurants, Team Members are guaranteed Sundays off.

Quality Ingredients; Delicious Food

Chick-fil-A focuses on serving customers great-tasting food made with high quality ingredients. The produce we use in our recipes is delivered to our kitchens up to six times a week. Our 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.

Our 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.

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