The popular chain was started in 1946 by S. Truett Cathy, when he and his brother, Ben, opened an Atlanta diner known as The Dwarf Grill, later renamed The Dwarf House, according to Barbie Hudson, marketing coach for the new location and an existing one in Fairfield Twp.
Through the years, that restaurant prospered and led Cathy to further the success of his business. In 1967, Cathy founded and opened the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta’s Greenbriar Shopping Center, Hudson said.
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Chick-fil-A, which has the highest same-store sales and is the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States based on annual system-wide sales, serves communities across the country with more than 2,400 restaurants in 47 states and Washington D.C., she said.
The new location is looking to hire 120 team members, both full-time and part-time employment. Job opportunities include front of house service team members, drive-thru team, catering leads, back-of-house kitchen and kitchen prep positions, Hudson said.
Starting salary for management and team members range from $9 to $13 hourly depending on role, full time or part time status and experience, she said.
Benefits include paid vacation, health insurance option, and 401k, tuition reimbursement, scholarship opportunities, flexible scheduling, paid training and employee meal allowance/discount.
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Experience is a plus, but not necessary, Hudson said.
“Our biggest challenge is providing excellent hospitality in an environment that does not value remarkable service,” she said. “We are suited to address this situation by having incredible staff and creating an enjoyable work environment.”
Some of Chick-fil-A’s best staff “exhibit positive attitudes, bless our culture with a fun personality, have an eagerness to learn and a heart to serve,” Hudson said.
Chick-fil-A prides itself in promoting from within, including selecting future store owners who started with the company in an hourly role, she said.
“Some of our high level managers in the store began their career in an entry level position,” Hudson said.