Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, Wes knew next to nothing about Chick-fil-A (the closest location was in Washington — nearly 2,300 miles away). So it’s safe to say that a career in chicken was not on his radar.
But after a move to the Midwest — and four years in a job that didn’t bring much satisfaction — Wes learned about becoming a Chick-fil-A operator, and he knew it was something he needed to pursue. Through his college roommate, he met an operator in Ohio who offered him a job to come and learn the ropes.
So Wes quit his well-paying job, hopped in his car, and drove six hours to become a team member at Chick-fil-A. And he quickly fell in love with it and knew that Chick-fil-A was for him.
Now that Wes is an operator, he’s passionate about investing in people the way others invested in him.
“I had a lot of people who helped to get me where I wanted to be — and continue to help me to this day. It’s a huge passion of mine to help my team members achieve their own goals.”
New Kid on the Block
Even though we may be new to the neighborhood, we’re excited for the opportunity to join forces with the community surrounding Chick-fil-A Orchard Park Place.
Whether it’s through Spirit Night fundraisers or a partnership with a local organization doing its part to support Westminster, we love giving back to the community that’s given us so much in our short time here.
A Foundation for Success
When team members come to work for us at Chick-fil-A Orchard Park Place, they know they’re going to learn a lot more than how to make a delicious chicken sandwich.
From a competitive starting wage to personal coaching to opportunities to earn college scholarships, we’re here to support them in pursuing their dreams and building a foundation for their future careers. And what they can learn while working for us has the potential set them up for a lifetime of success.
Because we know our job isn’t just to serve the community of Westminster. It’s to develop the next generation of servant leaders.