Chick-fil-A Job Application Guide
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S. Truett Cathy
Chick-fil-A is a fast food chain that specializes in serving chicken sandwiches and other chicken-related products.There are nearly 1,700 Chick-fil-A restaurants spread across 38 states. And unlike most fast food chains, Chick-fil-A is always closed on Sundays.
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The majority of Chick-fil-A restaurants are franchises, and individual franchise owners have their own hiring practices. Most franchises accept paper applications, and no applications are accepted online for in-store positions. Call the location you wish to work at to learn about their preferred application method.
The Chick-fil-A hiring process varies from location to location. However, most franchisers simply require walking into their store and filling out a paper application. It's a throwback of an application process, but it's pretty refreshing in a lot of ways.
To apply for corporate positions, you will need to have your resume ready. Each job posting contains an email address. Simply send your resume to that address to be considered for the position.
Unfortunately, Chick-fil-A does not provide automatic application updates at this time. If you want to know if you're still being considered for a position, the best way to find out is to call the hiring manager.
Chick-fil-A is an equal opportunity employer. They do not consider age, gender, ethnicity, or disability while making their hiring decisions.
Jobs available at Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A is always hiring team members, supervisors, and managers. To find out which positions are available at the location nearest you, simply make a phone call and ask the store manager.
There are also many opportunities available at Chick-fil-A's corporate headquarters in College Park, Georgia. The available positions change all the time, so if you want to keep an eye on the latest job openings, your best bet is to keep an eye on their career website.
Types of people Chick-fil-A wants to hire
Chick-fil-A is always hiring hardworking, dependable, and honest people to join their team. As an organization, Chick-fil-A places a huge value on customer service, so you should do your best to emphasize any relevant experience you have in that area on your job application and during the interview process.
You must be at least 16 years old to work in a Chick-fil-A restaurant. However, the age requirements vary from position to position. For some jobs (managers, for instance), you must be at least 18.
S. Truett Cathy is the Chairman and CEO of Chick-fil-A. Dan T. Cathy is the President and COO.
Chick-fil-A is a private company, so accurate financial information is hard to find. However, it's estimated that they earned $4 billion in revenue in 2011.
The first Chick-fil-A was opened in 1967, in the Greenbriar Mall outside of Atlanta. Initially, the chain expanded by opening new franchises in the food courts of suburban malls. In fact, it wasn't until 1986 that the first free-standing restaurant was opened. In more recent years, expansion is focused almost exclusively on free-standing franchises and not the food courts.
By the end of 2012, Chick-fil-A had more than 1,000 free-standing restaurants, most of which are located in suburban areas.