Meet Ryan Roberts
Ryan was a passionate fan of Chick-fil-A for many years, but he never imagined that becoming a Chick-fil-A owner/operator would be a part of his journey. However, twelve years ago Ryan found himself in a new city and in need of work to support his wife Emily through graduate school. Armed with many years of experience working with teenagers and young adults, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Management, Ryan saw the potential to engage both of these passions by working at a local Chick-fil-A restaurant. He recalls, “I needed a job that would provide a flexible work schedule so I could be home with our children while my wife was going to school, and my local Chick-fil-A operator was willing to offer that flexibility. However, he also talked with me about the opportunity to develop my leadership, team work, communication, and business management skills, and that is what really sold me on becoming a part of the Chick-fil-A team.”
After a short time, Chick-fil-A became more than just a job for Ryan. He saw it as an opportunity to grow and learn, all while serving their guests, their community, and their team members. “If you think working at Chick-fil-A is all about selling chicken, then you are missing a big part of what Chick-fil-A is about. Every day we get to provide remarkable experiences for our guests and have a positive impact in our community. We get to develop our team members and set them up to be the talented men and women they were created to be. I love owning a Chick-fil-A restaurant, but even more so I love influencing the lives of those around me in a meaningful and lasting way.”
Ryan has been a Chick-fil-A operator for eight years and works in the business alongside Emily, his wife of 15 years. They have a 12-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter, and they have been San Antonio residents since 2013. As a family they enjoy swimming, camping, watching movies, playing games, doing Spartan races, going to Six Flags, and being involved with their church.