Clairemont Chick-fil-A Names New Owner and is Hiring

Chick-fil-A in Clairemont at 5955 Balboa Ave. Clairemont Times photo by Renee O'Connell

Chick-fil-A names Glenn Murdock franchise owner of Clairemont restaurant; Hiring of upwards of 75 team members under way for upcoming spring opening

Starting pay for each position at the Balboa Avenue restaurant is $14 per hour


pr Chick-fil-A has named San Diego native Glenn Murdock franchise owner of the chain’s drive-thru-only Clairemont restaurant as the hiring of upwards of 75 new team members begins in preparation for a projected late March grand opening.

When Clairemont’s first Chick-fil-A opens at 5955 Balboa Ave., it will be a homecoming for Murdock who grew up in San Diego. A graduate of Boston University with a degree in communications, Murdock has been operating the chain’s restaurant in Encinitas since 2012. After a brief stint as a professional juggler after college, Murdock traveled the country putting together youth conventions and it was during that part of his career that he was introduced to Chick-fil-A. He quickly became a fan of the chain and its focus on freshly prepared food and personalized customer service. A few years later, when Murdock was considering a career change, he realized the Chick-fil-A franchise operator role fit his entrepreneurial goal of owning a business where he could have a positive impact on his employees, customers and community,

The new drive-thru-only Clairemont restaurant will include drive-thru service featuring two ordering lanes merging into a single lane for pickup. Walk-up customers will find three ordering windows and patio seating for 40. The restaurant will be open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., offering a full breakfast menu until 10:30 a.m.

Murdock has begun hiring as many as 75 team members as he builds his Clairemont staff. He is filling full-time and part-time positions in all areas of the restaurant, including leadership development, hospitality, catering, training and marketing. Each position will start at $14 per hour and include other benefits such as scholarships for continuing education. In addition, Chick-fil-A restaurant team members appreciate having Sundays off, flexible schedules, and the family atmosphere fostered at the restaurant.

Named one of the “best places to work” by Glassdoor, Chick-fil-A is known for hiring, developing and retaining talent, offering a supportive workplace with opportunities for leadership development, respect for work-life balance and competitive wages.

Chick-fil-A team members are eligible for the chain’s initiative, Remarkable Futures, which provides $4.9 million in annual scholarships. Ranging from $2,500 to $25,000, the scholarships are based on leadership, community involvement and academic achievement.  Over the years, Chick-fil-A, which employs more than 75,000 people through corporate positions and franchised locations, has provided almost $38 million to help pay for college.

Interested applicants can learn more by visiting Follow the restaurant at for updates on interview schedules and grand opening events. Note: Each Chick-fil-A restaurant is individually owned and operated and is a separate employer.


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