How did you hear about and become interested in Chick-fil-A?
What first attracted me to Chick-fil-A was the Chick-fil-A sandwich! I grew up in Valdosta, GA and that is where I developed a love for Chick-fil-A. I love Chick-fil-A not only because it tastes so great, but it is also better for you than other fast food. As I visited Chick-fil-A more and more, I began to notice what a pleasurable experience I had each time. The employees really made me feel that it was “their pleasure” to serve me. I became interested in what set Chick-fil-A apart from other fast food establishments, so I visited the Chick-fil-A website. That is where I read about the culture of Chick-fil-A and how the company is founded on Christian principals. These principals parallel the values that I have established as the foundation of my life.
I have talked with several Chick-fil-A operators including: Charlie Crews † Valdosta, Craig Cradick † Macon, Clark Drury † St. Simons, and Rodney Jackson † Birmingham. Through these gentlemen I learned more about the responsibilities of an operator. They communicated the importance of having a servant’s heart and the willingness to help others at all costs. Mr. Crews discussed the difficulty of becoming an operator if you have never worked for Chick-fil-A. But, I know that it is possible because Clark Drury did not have Chick-fil-A experience! Mr. Crews also shared how much he enjoys his job and feels that his employees are part of his family. Clark Drury opened his restaurant only a few weeks ago and admitted that he was a bit overwhelmed! He was very complimentary of Corporate Chick-fil-A and how an Operator is “set up to succeed”. Mr. Cradick stressed the amount of time and dedication that being an operator requires. I am ready to make that commitment to Chick-fil-A.
Courtney Defoe, who is a Marketing Consultant for Chick-fil-A, is a sorority sister of mine. She introduced me to Juliette Hall, Business Consultant for the...