From genetics to ministry to Chick-fil-A, it wasn’t the journey Matt ever expected when he began his career. But each day he walks into his restaurant, he can’t imagine ever wanting to do anything else — and especially with any other restaurant but Chick-fil-A.
Owning his own business is a dream fulfilled, and he loves the sense of community among the other Chick-fil-A operators across the country.
“I’m in business for myself, but not by myself. I have other Chick-fil-A owners all over the country, and it’s like we’re all kind of doing this thing together. There’s a whole lot that goes into running a Chick-fil-A, but we offer each other support along the way.”
As a Chick-fil-A operator, Matt is passionate about building up those around him on his team. That’s what he loves about Chick-fil-A, because to him, it’s more than simply making a profit.
“When you come and work for me, you’re going to leave the restaurant a better version of yourself. We’re going to pour a lot into you.”
Invested in Aurora
When you walk through the doors at Chick-fil-A Gateway Park, you’ll probably see a lot of familiar faces. That may be your neighbor wiping down the tables and sweeping the floor. Or maybe that was your classmate who took your order and handed you your meal.
While we’re passionate about partnering with schools in the area, we believe one of the best ways we can serve Aurora is by hiring and developing leaders from the community around us.
Through intentional programs focused on areas like leadership development, time management and finances, our team members learn the skills and qualities needed for what’s next and to go on to pursue their passions.
And not only do we love to invest in our team members, we believe in the power of investing And we love when they share what they’re learning with friends and family by bringing them along for some of the sessions.
Whether they’re with us for three months or three years, we hope each team member leaves us with a better sense of how to lead and how to serve people well than when they first put on that nametag.