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Leadership Development Program

Department: Operations
Location: Chicago, IL

Are you willing to make a difference in someone’s day? Can you share a smile and believe that one person can make a difference...then we want to meet you!

This Leadership Development Program (LDP) is designed to search for highly qualified recent college graduates or professionals that are interested in developing their leadership skills in the execution of Chick-fil-A State and Lake's mission "To love and serve Chicago through our exceptional product and people."

Program begins with learning all positions in the organization.  Working up front with serving guest to working in the kitchen is an essential foundation to becoming a successful leader and leading a successful business.

As the LDP Team Member progress through the organization, they will gain responsibility in more and more areas of the business including but not limited to:

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Inventory Mangement
  • Kitchen Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Operations

The LDP Team Member will also work on projects in order to improve each of the functions of the operation.  They will use tools and techniques used in most companies striving for excellence through philosophies such as TQM, Six Sigma, and Continuous Improvement Models.

Beginning with a 2 year commitment, and successfully completing the program, LDP Team Members can apply for Senior Director roles within the organization.  If they decide not to move forward within the organization, they will be assisted in seeking roles within Chick-fil-A Inc headquartered in Atlanta, GA. or outplacement assistance to any organization they choose.

Successful Candidates will have:

  • A 4yr Degree
  • Experience Leading and Developing a Team
  • Demonstrated Analytical Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Demonstrated Problem Solving Experience
  • Experience in Serving the Community

Requirements of the Position: 

  • Food Handlers Certification within the first 30 days
  • Transportation to and from work
  • Available to work most Saturdays (day or evening shift)
  • Available to work days and nights (5am-11pm)
  • Follow all Covid19 related procedures and protocols.
  • Maintain strict "on-time" performance.
  • 35 hrs a week


  • Closed Sundays
  • Flexible Hours
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Paid Vacation
  • Chick-fil-A Scholarships
  • Health Insurance

Wage Rate

  • Starts at $18-20/hr
  • OT pay up to 10hrs a week
  • Quarterly Bonuses




I understand that I am applying for employment at this particular Chick-fil-A® Restaurant location only and this location is operated by an independent franchisee (the “Franchisee”). I further understand that completion of this application does not indicate that there are any positions currently open and does not obligate the Franchisee to hire me.

I certify that all of the answers given in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and that I have personally completed this application. I understand that providing false or misleading information or omitting pertinent information in my application or a job interview shall be grounds for rejection of this application or for immediate discharge if I am employed.

I understand that if I am employed, my employment will be for no definite period of time. I understand that my employment may be terminated at-will with or without cause, and with or without notice, at the option of either the Franchisee or me.   

I authorize all persons or businesses contacted by or on behalf of the Franchisee about me or my application to disclose any and all performance reviews, reports, and other documents and information related to my work history and qualifications, without giving me prior notice of such disclosure. I also authorize the persons named herein as references and others of whom the Franchisee may inquire about my qualifications to provide the Franchisee with any pertinent information they may have regarding me. By filling out this application on-line, I fully release the Franchisee, my former employers and all other persons, and businesses from any and all claims, demands or liabilities arising out of or in any way related to such references or disclosures.

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