Samuel Truett Cathy (March 14, 1921 – September 8, 2014) was an American businessman, investor, author, and philanthropist. He founded the fast food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A in 1946. Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Death 4 Philanthropy 5 Honors and memberships 6 Publications 7 References 8 External links Early life [ edit]
S. Truett Cathy is founder and chairman of Chick-fil-A, Inc. Cathy started the business in 1946, when he and his brother, Ben, opened an Atlanta diner known as The Dwarf Grill (later renamed The Dwarf House ® ). Through the years, that restaurant prospered and led Cathy to further the success of his business.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 14, 1921, Samuel Truett Cathy, may be most famous for having founded the Chick-fil-A chain of fast-food chicken restaurants featuring his beloved creation, the pressure-cooked chicken sandwich, but he's also very well known for his intense generosity as a philanthropist, according to the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
S. Truett Cathy is founder and chairman of Chick-fil-A, Inc. Cathy started the business in 1946, when he and his brother, Ben, opened an Atlanta diner known as The Dwarf Grill (later renamed The Dwarf House). Through the years, that restaurant prospered and led Cathy to further the success of his business.
Truett Cathy remained deeply involved in Chick-fil-A operations, running the company along with his son Dan Cathy. Cathy died at age 93 in September 2014. His chain continues to thrive and open new locations. The Chick-fil-A restaurant on the Auburn University campus set a record in June 2017 with $3 million in sales, earning an award.
#224 S. Truett Cathy on the 2014 Billionaires - S. Truett Cathy, founder of fried chicken giant Chick-fil-A, died in September 2014 at age 93. The company
Founded by Truett Cathy in 1946, the Hapeville Dwarf House (originally named the Dwarf Grill) is the birthplace of the Original Chick-fil-A ® Chicken Sandwich. The classic diner offers sit down, counter and drive-thru service. The restaurant serves items from Truett's original menu (including hamburgers!) along with the Chick-fil-A menu. 1 Location
In 1987, Truett Cathy codified his love for disadvantaged children by establishing WinShape Homes, a foster home program to give children what they craved most: devoted parents, an abundance of love and sense of stability. Throughout the years, Truett and Jeannette Cathy became foster grandparents to hundreds of children in 12 homes.
S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center Office S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center 1087 Battlecreek Road Jonesboro, GA 30236.