The company’s first franchisee-owned restaurants will open in Toronto from 2019, with plans to open 15 new restaurants in the area by 2024.
The expansion plan will create 750 new jobs in the Toronto region, with 50 to 75 new roles in each restaurant.
Chick-fil-A described Toronto as a “great city” with a vibrant restaurant culture and a deep talent pool.
“These characteristics align perfectly with Chick-fil-A’s focus on community giving, delivering a premium restaurant experience and working with passionate people who can grow with our company,” said Chick-fil-A’s chief operating officer Tim Tassopoulos.
The chicken, which will be Canadian-sourced, is 100% whole breast meat, without any fillers, hormones or additives, according to the business. It added that each chicken breast was hand-breaded to order and pressure-cooked in 100% refined peanut oil.
Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,300 restaurants in 48 US states and reported more than US$9 billion in revenue for 2017.
In 2014, the company said it would start serving antibiotic-free chicken to its customers within the next five years after customers approached the business about the topic.