All applicants are highly encouraged to attend an information session before submitting their application. You can sign up thorugh Calendly here. Familiarity with the Program and our related expectations of Participants, based on the available, optional resources, will be a factor in our selection decisions.
Additional Position Details
Leadership Development Program Webpage
The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a 24- to 36-month developmental program available to individuals who are interested in growing their business acumen and restaurant leadership skills in their pursuit of future leadership opportunities with Chick-fil-A or other businesses. LDP’s vision is to be the premier global leadership development experience. To develop the business acumen and restaurant leadership skills, LDP Participants are expected to spend time in two different positions: Grand Opening Supervisor and Interim Manager.
As Grand Opening Supervisor, an LDP Participant’s main duties will be to recruit and manage a team of grand opening Trainers for each grand opening of a new Chick-fil-A brand restaurant, oversee training by the Trainers on brand standards and operational functions affecting brand standards, and consult during the new restaurant opening with the independent franchised Operator of the independently owned and operated restaurant business.
As Interim Manager, an LDP Participant’s main duties will be to manage all operations and Team Members at their assigned Chick-fil-A, Inc.-Operated Restaurant. LDP Participants may work at different Chick-fil-A, Inc.-Operated Restaurants during their time in the Interim Manager position.
Further details on the job responsibilities of the Grand Opening Supervisor and Interim Manager positions are discussed below.
Additionally, LDP Participants may work in the Mobile Kitchen Lead position and/or in various temporary business positions at the Support Center when a need is identified for an LDP participant to lead a staff project. Additional information about these potential additional positions will be made available as needed to successful applicants to LDP.
Grand Opening Supervisor Responsibilities:
Interim Manager Responsibilities:
Responsibilities for other positions LDP Participants may hold:
Information about the responsibilities of other positions, including but not limited to the Mobile Kitchen Lead role, staff projects, and other assignments based on the needs of the business will be made available as needed to LDP Participants.