S. Truett Cathy

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Samuel Truett Cathy (born March 14, 1921) is the founder of Chick-fil-A, a quick service restaurant chain based in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Early life

Cathy was born in Eatonton, Georgia in 1921. He attended high school at Boys High in Atlanta, which is now Grady High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Cathy began the chain in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville, Georgia in 1946 with a restaurant called the Dwarf Grill, named for its small size. It was there that he, along with his brother and partner, Ben, created the sandwich that later became the signature menu item for Chick-fil-A. The original restaurant, since renamed Dwarf House, is still in operation, and the company operates other Dwarf House locations in the metro Atlanta area.


Cathy is a member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Georgia, and also has taught Sunday School there for over 50 years. He has testified that the Bible is his guide-book for life.Cathy, S. Truett, 1989. It's Easier To Succeed Than Fail, Oliver-Nelson Books, ISBN 0-8407-9030-9 This is a policy that began when Truett was working 6 days a week, multiple shifts. He decided to close on Sundays to relax...
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