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Chick-fil-A Selects Toronto for First International Location

Atlanta — Chick-fil-A, Inc. will open its first restaurants in Toronto in 2019. These will be the company’s first franchisee-owned restaurants outside of the United States.

“Toronto is a great city — with diverse and caring people, a vibrant restaurant culture and a deep talent pool,” says Tim Tassopoulos, president and chief operating officer, Chick-fil-A. “These characteristics align perfectly with Chick-fil-A’s focus on community giving, delivering a premium restaurant experience and working with passionate people who can grow with our company.”

Chick-fil-A’s restaurant owner/operators are the secret sauce of the company’s model, which is a differentiator in the quick-service restaurant industry. Operators are full-time, hands-on business leaders who typically own only one restaurant. They are empowered to shape their restaurants from the front line every day, and their responsibilities include restaurant management, staff mentorship and making choices about how best to serve the community.

Chick-fil-A is focused on expansion in the greater Toronto area, with plans to open at least 15 restaurants in the next 5 years. The company has made a commitment to build long-standing partnerships with local suppliers and to find the perfect neighborhoods in which to grow. For more information, visit

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,300 restaurants in 47 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Chick-fil-A, Inc.

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