Chick-fil-A opened a new Innovation Satellite Office in Georgia Institute of Technology’s Tech Square at the historic Biltmore. This new satellite office, along with the ongoing intern recruitment program that will be housed there, are part of a larger partnership with Georgia Tech, and emphasize Chick-fil-A’s commitment to innovation.
“This new facility will provide a dedicated space for Chick-fil-A to collaborate with the bright minds of Georgia Tech and develop technology solutions that will benefit our customers,” said Mike Erbrick, CIO and Vice President of Information Technology for Chick-fil-A. “Our founder Truett Cathy was a true innovator, and the Innovation Satellite Office is one of the ways we’re continuing his legacy.”
The 6,000-square foot space at Tech Square expands the technology-driven work already taking place at Chick-fil-A’s three internal innovation centers, and is a further testament to the company’s desire to constantly enhance the customer experience.
Chick-fil-A will work with faculty and students to explore design, innovation and development projects among various majors and disciplines.
“Chick-fil-A joins a prestigious and growing list of corporations that are opening innovation centers in Tech Square to take advantage of the talent and technologies at Georgia Tech and the exciting innovation ecosystem that we have created here,” said Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson.
Chick-fil-A is among the founding corporate members contributing to Engage, a new national membership-driven accelerator and venture fund targeting high-tech startups. Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center will provide programming and other services for the Atlanta-based Engage.