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The new Venice, California Chick-fil-A owner/operator aspired to a career in sports, but after taking a part-time job at a Chick-fil-A, started to lean toward a career with the company instead. The interview process to become a franchisee took nearly four years.
Growing up in Florida, Kayla Griffin was an athlete who aspired to have a career working within recreational or professional sports. She later majored in Sports Management at the University of Florida. During an unpaid internship with the LA Unified School District in the sports management department, Griffin took a part time job at Chick-Fil-A which would change the trajectory of her life.
Still in her 20s, Griffin recently became the newest Owner/Operator of a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Venice, CA where she oversees nearly one hundred team members at the bustling drive-thru eatery. In an exclusive interview with the Sentinel, Griffin gives insight into the competitive process of becoming a Chick-Fil-A franchisee, how her nearly four year interview process helped her to grow personally and professionally as well as her advice for former athletes on finding your life’s purpose outside of sports. — Zon D’Amour, Los Angeles Sentinel