Restaurants to Bring Approximately 500 Jobs to Los Angeles Area in Spring and Summer 2021
LOS ANGELES (May 13, 2021) – Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is excited to announce expansion plans in the Los Angeles and Inland Empire areas with five new restaurants, starting Thursday, May 20 with the opening of Chick-fil-A Imperial & Lakewood in Downey. This summer, the company will open four additional locations: Chick-fil-A 405 & Avalon (Carson), Chick-fil-A Bear Valley Rd. & Mariposa (Victorville), Chick-fil-A Crenshaw & Amsler (Torrance) and Chick-fil-A I-10 & Yucaipa Blvd (Yucaipa). In total, these restaurants will create more than 500 full and part-time job opportunities in the Los Angeles and Inland Empire areas, confirming more than 280 Chick-fil-A locations in the state of California.
“Los Angeles is known for its beautiful weather, passionate residents and fantastic food, and we’re excited to build upon the incredible momentum we’ve experienced so far in the market,” said Josiah Borg, the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Imperial & Lakewood. “We look forward to welcoming guests from all over the area to enjoy our delicious food and signature hospitality.”
Since opening its first Los Angeles location at USC in 2010, Chick-fil-A has opened more than 50 restaurants in the area. In 2018, Chick-fil-A 7th & Fig, Chick-fil-A’s first downtown location, opened under ownership of one of the youngest Operators in the company’s history. In the last three years, Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Los Angeles area have donated nearly 340,000 pounds of food through Shared Table and awarded $1,507,500 in college scholarships to 594 deserving Team Members.
Locally Owned and Operated
Every Chick-fil-A restaurant is a locally owned and operated small business. Chick-fil-A franchise owners live and work in the community in which their restaurants are located and are highly involved in the day-to-day operations at the restaurant. Seeking to become highly involved in their local communities, the franchise owners frequently partner with and support local schools and organizations. Historically, Los Angeles Chick-fil-A restaurants have partnered with Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), among other organizations.
Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A franchised Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a positive 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. Earlier this year, Chick-fil-A awarded $897,500 to 359 deserving restaurant Team Members in California.
Premium Ingredients and Fresh Food
Chick-fil-A focuses on serving customers great-tasting food made with high quality ingredients. The produce used in its recipes is delivered to our kitchens up to six times a week. Its 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.
Chick-fil-A’s 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 www.chick-fil-a.com/no-antibiotics-ever.
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 chick-fil-a.com.
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 www.chick-fil-a.com.