Craig’s love for Chick-fil-A goes way back — all the way back to his very first job as a teenager where he worked side by side with his younger brother at the restaurant in Southwest Plaza Mall. Little did he know that a passion was building that would turn into a career. He even tried to go and work different part-time jobs, but every time, he was drawn back to Chick-fil-A.
While deciding between career paths in college, the idea of operating his own Chick-fil-A restaurant became more and more intriguing.
“The morals and values of Chick-fil-A align with my own personal morals and values,” says Craig. “Like giving back to the community and influencing those around us. It was a very easy decision and a no-brainer at that time.”
And at 26, he become an operator and made the move to Ventura, California. But he knew he would someday make his way back home to Colorado — which he did in 2014 when Chick-fil-A Greenwood Village was getting ready to open its doors.
Craig loves being back home with his wife and four young children and is passionate about building up the next generation, much like was done for him during that first job with Chick-fil-A.
Serving Friends and Neighbors
There’s nothing quite like a summer night beneath the stars as you listen to your favorite band surrounded by friends. But you know what could make an evening like that even better? A Chick-fil-A sandwich in your hand. That’s why you’ll see some of our team members from Chick-fil-A Greenwood Village selling sandwiches inside of Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater.
You’ll probably also see us out at events like Greenwood Village Day and concerts at Centennial Park. Because we love to celebrate with our friends and neighbors — and, of course, keep them fed with delicious chicken sandwiches.
We’re also passionate about investing in our local schools. We host so many Spirit Night fundraisers in our restaurant throughout the year, and we love getting to come alongside schools and clubs to help reach their goals.
And we love to join forces with the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military, as well as our local police, fire and EMT departments. We’re so thankful to those who keep us safe each and every day, and we’re always ready to step in and help however we can.
When team members come to work for us here at Chick-fil-A Greenwood Village — whether it’s six months or six years — they know they’ll walk out the doors with the skills and qualities that will benefit them for years to come.
From a professional appearance to a simple “my pleasure,” we’re passionate about instilling the values in our team members that set them apart. And they know how to make a mean chicken sandwich, too.
They also love the opportunity to work alongside an operator who’s been in their shoes. With more than 20 years of experience with Chick-fil-A, Craig Goettsche is a firm believer in investing time into his young team members.
From helping them to learn the basics of managing a restaurant to mentoring them in their long-term career goals, there’s nothing more rewarding than watching them grow from running the register to running the entire kitchen staff.