We at ChicChat wanted to put a spotlight on Ashley Lamothe, a 26 year old Spelman College graduate and Chick-fil-A’s youngest franchise owner!!
A real-life story of starting from scratch and working your way up to the top, Ashley started working at a Chick-fil-A at the age of 15 to save enough money to buy a new car. As she continued working at the Atlanta Chick-fil-A during college, a manager realized her potential and asked her about long term goals. Ashley changed her major to economics in order to pursue her dream of owning her own Chick-fil-A. In 2011, only 5 years after graduating from college, Ashley made her dream come true and opened her first Chick-fil-A.
Most recently, Ashley was awarded the company’s Symbol of Success, an award for Chick-fil-A Operators whose businesses have experience particularly high sales growth. She has also opened up her second restaurant, which had it’s grand opening in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 24.
Talk about #blackgirlmagic!