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Ashley Derby is ready to welcome you to the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in DTLA
Ashley Derby is no stranger to Chick-fil-A. She first started working as a team member at a restaurant in her hometown of Atlanta, Ga. when she was just 15 years old. Now, several years, a cross-country move and two restaurants later, Ashley is excited to open the very first restaurant in downtown Los Angeles – a city where, as she says, “the energy is invigorating.”
Ashley isn’t new to L.A., either. A resident for six years, she loves the city and exploring all that it has to offer. “It really has something for everyone,” she says. Her favorite things? The beach and the brunch. “Brunching in L.A. is an event!”
Ashley initially ventured to the City of Angels six years ago, to become the franchise Operator of the Chick-fil-A restaurant at University of Southern California. It’s here that she says she fostered a passion for supporting her team and helping them succeed – whether with Chick-fil-A or elsewhere.
“I encourage my team to follow their dreams, and to see what they may not see in themselves,” says Ashley. “At Chick-fil-A, it really feels like family.”
Ashley is excited to bring the same supportive environment to her new restaurant in DTLA at 7th & Fig. “I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this restaurant,” she says. “Come see us, say hello. I can’t wait to meet you!”