David Farmer

David Farmer

David provides leadership in the area of menu development at Chick-fil-A, Inc., a privately held quick-dining restaurant chain with 2015 revenues exceeding $6.7 billion. His teams create and improve menu items, design kitchen equipment and processes, and develop packaging. He also facilitates a cross-functional team charged with designing the overall guest experience at Chick-fil-A restaurants. After working as a marketing intern with Chick-fil-A while attending Georgia Tech, David joined the organization full-time in 1991 as a marketing consultant. Prior to assuming his current role in September 2012, he most recently served as VP, Innovation and Service. An Atlanta native, David received a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech. He has also completed executive programs at the Goizuetta Business School of Emory University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. David serves on the boards of Plywood – an organization fostering social entrepreneurship, FCA Atlanta, and Eagle Ranch - a home in north Georgia for 66 boys and girls who are in need of a stronger family support system. David and his wife, Mallory, have three children. When away from Chick-fil-A, he loves family trips, reading stacks of magazines and long runs. He dreams of becoming a single-digit handicap golfer, but for now, it remains only a dream. (Atlanta, GA)