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April 26, 2015 4:20 AM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

Company Overview of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Company Overview

Chick-fil-A, Inc. operates and franchises a chain of quick-service chicken restaurants in the United States. Its restaurant chain includes mall/in-line restaurants, stand-alone restaurants, drive-thru only outlets, full-service restaurants, non-traditional outlets, and satellite/lunch-counters. The company’s restaurants also offer catering services. Chick-fil-A, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

5200 Buffington Road

Atlanta, GA 30349-2998

United States

Founded in 1946





Key Executives for Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of Executive Committee
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Member of Executive Committee
Age: 47
Executive Vice President of Operations and Member of Executive Committee
Executive Vice President, President of Dwarf House and Member of Executive Committee
Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Chick-fil-A, Inc. Key Developments

Chick-fil-A to Open First New York City Restaurant

Chick-fil-A has announced that it will open its first New York City restaurant in summer 2015. The three-story restaurant will be located on 6th avenue and West 37th Street in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan. Chick-fil-A generates more than $5 billion in annual sales and recently surpassed KFC to become the top chicken fast food chain in the US The chain has 1,850 US restaurants primarily located in the Southeast.

Chick-fil-A Appoints Five New Members to Executive Committee

Chick-fil-A has appointed five new members to its executive committee. The new members of the company's Executive Committee are: Jon Bridges, Brent Ragsdale, Lynn Chastain, Andrew Cathy and Cliff Robinson. All have been promoted to senior vice president. Bridges joined Chick-fil-A in 1992. He also assumes the role of chief marketing officer, previously held by Steve Robinson, who helmed the marketing department for more than 30 years. Robinson will remain on the Executive Committee in an advisory role through 2015, at which time, he will retire. Ragsdale assumes the role of CFO, previously held by Buck McCabe, who will remain on the Executive Committee in an advisory role through 2015, at which time he will retire. Chastain joins the Executive Committee as senior vice president and general counsel. Andrew Cathy joined Chick-fil-A in 2005. He assumes the role of senior vice president and chief people officer, overseeing recruitment, selection, and cultivation of corporate staff and franchised restaurant owners.

Chick-fil-A, Inc. Appoints Management Team

Chick-fil-A Inc. named a new chief financial officer, chief marketing officer and chief people officer. The three also joined Chick-fil-A's executive committee along with two other new members. The company promoted Jon Bridges, 51, to chief marketing officer. Bridges began his career at Andersen Consulting. In 1992, he joined Chick-fil-A in the Information Technology group. He was named chief information officer, a position he held for 11 years. Five years ago, he became vice president of customer experience. Brent Ragsdale, 48, is the new chief financial officer. Ragsdale began working at Chick-fil-A as a restaurant team member in high school. In 1990, he joined Chick-fil-A as a franchisee consultant. He later moved to the financial services department and held multiple leadership roles, most recently vice president and chief accounting officer. Andrew Cathy, 36, joined Chick-fil-A in 2005. He assumes the role of senior vice president and chief people officer, overseeing recruitment, selection, and cultivation of corporate staff and franchised restaurant owners. Cathy began his career teaching business courses and coaching football and track at Landmark Christian High School. He later joined the family business as a franchised restaurant operator. After 18 months of running his own Chick-fil-A restaurant, Cathy joined Chick-fil-A in its West Coast office as a franchisee consultant. Since moving to the Atlanta headquarters, he has held jobs of increasing responsibility, most recently as the vice president of people. Joining the three new C-Suite members on the executive committee are General Counsel Lynn Chastain, 59, and Senior Vice President of Field Operations Cliff Robinson, 47. Other members of the executive committee are Dan Cathy, Donald "Bubba" Cathy, Tim Tassopoulos, Steve Robinson, and Buck McCabe.

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