When the doors opened in 2013 at Chick-fil-A Wadsworth Blvd at 80th Avenue, Sheri felt like she was home — even if it took a while to get there.
After 17 years in another career, she had known it was time for a change.
“I knew I wanted to be a part of something that had the culture and values that I appreciate and that I could stand behind. So I chose Chick-fil-A.”
But after a year-long application process to become an Operator, she was initially turned down. Determined to be a part of the Chick-fil-A culture, she worked as the area director in Colorado Springs for a couple years. And after another year of interviewing, she was granted the title of Chick-fil-A Operator.
Now she enjoys the ability to give back to her community in Arvada and lead her team and mentoring them in anything they want to pursue.
Gathering Together as a Family
Around here, guests are more like family. Because not only do we get to serve them a delicious meal each time they come in, we also get to do life together.
We love investing in the students at Ralston Valley High School and Chick-fil-A Leader Academy. Through workshops and interactive lessons, we get to teach students what it means to be leaders in their community.
Events like Daddy-Daughter Date Night bring dads and their little girls together for an evening of fun and quality time that can be hard to come by in the hustle of busy schedules. And dinner with the Santa Cows is the perfect way to ring in the Christmas season with friends and family.
Being a family also means lending a helping hand when life is a challenge. Like hosting a Spirit Night fundraiser for a regular guest whose son has been diagnosed with leukemia.
But we also know sometimes all you need at the end of a long day is someone there to hand you a hot chicken sandwich and leave you with a friendly “My pleasure.” We’ve got you covered there, too.
Lessons in Life and Chicken
When people join the team here at Chick-fil-A Wadsworth Blvd at 80th Avenue, we know we may only get to work with them for a short time. Whether they’re with us for six months or six years, we love to mentor and encourage them in their dreams for the future.
When it’s a first job as a 16-year-old student, we believe that’s the perfect time to build the foundation for his or her future career — even if it’s not in the chicken business. That’s why we’re here to help them understand what it means to be part of a team; what to do when they don’t get along with a co-worker; how to ask for a raise; how to communicate well with superiors. Because these are life lessons that make for great Chick-fil-A team members and even better future leaders.
But don’t worry, we also love to let loose and have fun together as a team. Currently, we’re the champions of the annual kickball contest against another Chick-fil-A restaurant down the street. Really, we’ve even got the trophy to prove it.