Truett Cathy

Founder of Chick Fil A

Truett Cathy The Beginning

Truett Cathy founded Chick Fil A in 1946. He started the company with his brother Ben. The first Chick Fil A is in Atlanta. It was called the Dwarf Grill (now it's the Dwarf House). The actual first Chick Fil A (First was the Dwarf House not Chick Fil A) was made in the Greenbriar Shopping Center. Second largest quick serving chicken restaurant in the United States. Now there are more than 1500 locations nationwide.

Struggles Growing UP

Truett Cathy's father was a farmer. He was doing good before Truett's birth. Later a huge amount of boll weevils attacked his father's cotton field. His family moved to Atlanta because his father got a job as a insurance salesman. So he didn't grow up with alot of money. His father still didn't make as much as a isurance salesman.
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Truett Cathy's company that started off with a little building called the Dwarf Grill. Now known as Chick Fil A. This restaurant has a chain of over 1,800 restaurants nationwide. Truett Cathy made so much income he let his workers have Sundays off.

This is one of his most famous quotes.

“I was not so committed to financial success that I was willing to abandon my principles and priorities. One of the most visible examples of this is our decision to close on Sunday. Our decision to close on Sunday was our way of honoring God and of directing our attention to things that mattered more than our business.”

A Tribute to Truett Cathy


Truett Cathy had 3 kids. There names are Bubba, Dan, and Trudy Cathy. His wife's name is Jeannette McNeil. He had 1 brother and 1 sister. There names are Gladys and Ben Cathy. Truett's wife died not long after he did.

Truett Cathy's Legacy

Truett Cathy left behind a huge legacy. He created one of the best fast food restaurants in the world. Everyone that eats at Chick Fil A is sad that he died.
Truett Cathy's Legacy: The Difference Faith Makes

Extra Information

Truett Cathy was a very huge Christian. He went to Southern Baptist Church. Like i said before he let his workers have Sundays off so they can relax with their family and practice religion.