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

PERRIS, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2021) – Chick-fil-A® Hwy 215 & Nuevo Road, located across from Perris High Schol in the Perris Plaza., is slated to open for business on Thursday, Jan. 14. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Ricardo Ortiz as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of this new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Perris. Ortiz 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 Hwy 215 & Nuevo Road is located at 1688 N. Perris Blvd. #K and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

At Chick-fil-A, safe service is our first priority. New Chick-fil-A restaurants will take additional time to review operations and make sure appropriate precautions are in place before opening their dining rooms, to ensure the safety of Guests and Team Members. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the Chick-fil-A mobile app. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s response to the coronavirus, please visit

In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Hwy 215 & Nuevo Road will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Perris. Additionally, the Chick-fil-A Foundation has partnered with Feeding America to donate $25,000 to a local food bank for every new restaurant opening. To aid in the fight against hunger, this donation will go towards organizations in Perris that are doing good work to care for others.

Locally Owned and Operated

Chick-fil-A has selected Ricardo Ortiz as the new Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Hwy 215 & Nuevo Road. A Chick-fil-A veteran, Ortiz began his career with Chick-fil-A at age 15, working as a restaurant Team Member. For the past two decades, Ortiz turned his first job into a career by working his way up from Back of House Operations to Operator of his first restaurant, Chick-fil-A Hwy 215 & Nuevo Road. Ortiz says he credits the hard work and determination he’s learned throughout this professional career to Chick-fil-A. He believes the company helped him learn excellent hospitality skills and gave him the tools he needed to grow into a stand out leader over the past 16 years.

A native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Ortiz is looking forward to serving the Perris community at his new Chick-fil-A restaurant. Ortiz enjoys working out, boxing, and playing an occasional game of recreational soccer, and you can even catch him on the waves or the slopes wake-boarding and snowboarding in his free time.

“Chick-fil-A has changed my life from the moment I became a Team Member 16 years ago,” said Ortiz. “As the franchise owner of my first Chick-fil-A restaurant, I want to use my story to inspire my Team Members and make a positive impact on the Perris community.”

Team Member Investment

Chick-fil-A franchised Operators prioritize 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. Chick-fil-A Lemonade is made from three simple ingredients: lemon juice, sugar and water. 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 2019 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 Hwy 215 & Nuevo Road, visit the Chick-fil-A Hwy 215 & Nuevo Road Facebook page.

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

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