TORONTO — Chick-fil-A has opened its second location in downtown Toronto at 336 Queen St. Currently, this location offers takeout and limited dine-in, with independent-franchised operator Keisse Azevedo at the helm. This opening marks Chick-fil-A’s sixth location in Canada.
“I’m excited to contribute to one of the city’s most dynamic neighbourhoods by helping those in need in the Queen Street West community, providing personal growth opportunities to my team and showing care to all who walk through our doors,” says Azevedo. “I was struck by the kindness of my first experience at Chick-fil-A and I’m committed to bringing that same experience to all we have the pleasure of serving.”
In recognition of the new restaurant opening, Chick-fil-A has donated US$25,000 to the Yonge Street Mission (YSM) Evergreen Centre for Street-Involved Youth. Its services and programs are designed to meet the needs of youth aged 16 to 24.
“At our centre, we believe in people until they believe in themselves,” says Angela Solomos, VP of Philanthropy at YSM. “It’s through the power of partnership that we can continue to care for our youth and we’re so appreciative of Chick-fil-A’s continued support of Yonge Street Mission and our Evergreen Centre for Street-Involved Youth so that we can provide education, employment and hunger programs across Toronto.”
In addition, Azevedo’s restaurant will be participating in the Chick-fil-A Shared Table program, which re-directs surplus food to local soup kitchens, shelters, food banks and other non-profits, as well as the YSM Evergreen Centre for Street-Involved Youth. Since its partnership with YSM began in 2019, Chick-fil-A has donated roughly 20,000 meals to Torontonians in need.