Restaurant Brings Approximately 100 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Community, Honors 100 Local Heroes With Free Chick-fil-A Meals for a Year

SANTA ANA, Calif. (July 12, 2022) – A new Chick-fil-A® restaurant will begin serving the Santa Ana community on Thursday, July 14. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Peter Brakke as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A 17th at Tustin.

Located at 1701 N. Tustin Ave., Chick-fil-A 17th at Tustin will be open for dine-in, drive-thru and carry-out from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Guests of Chick-fil-A 17th at Tustin 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 to view delivery options in your area.

The 17th at Tustin restaurant joins nearly 100 other Chick-fil-A restaurants serving the wider Los Angeles 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 Santa Ana, Brakke 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.

A Minneapolis native and graduate of Indiana University, Brakke brings financial experience to his role at Chick-fil-A. He has served as a Chick-fil-A Operator since 2012 and will transition from leading Chick-fil-A at The District to leading the new 17th at Tustin restaurant. Brakke has lived in Tustin since 2010 with his wife Alyssa, a first grade teacher, and children Jacob and Lily. A three-time recipient of the Chick-fil-A’s True Inspiration Awards, Brakke pours into his community through his support of local organizations such as the Tustin Boys and Girls Club, Orange County Rescue Mission and Laurel House.

“I am honored to continue serving my community as Operator of Chick-fil-A 17th at Tustin,” Brakke said. “I look forward to building upon existing community partnerships and creating both additional jobs in the Santa Ana area and a memorable dining experience for all who visit our restaurant.”

Caring for the Santa Ana 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 Orange County area to aid in the fight against hunger.

In addition, Chick-fil-A 17th at Tustin is recognizing 100 local heroes making an impact in the Santa Ana area by providing them with free Chick-fil-A meals for a year.

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 17th at Tustin, 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

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.

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