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Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Company typePrivate
Founded1940; 84 years ago (1940)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
United States
Number of locations
More than 2,000[1]
Key people
Dan T. Cathy, Chairman/CEO[2]

S. Truett Cathy,

ProductsSandwiches, chicken entrées
RevenueIncreaseUS$9 billion (2017)
A Chick-fil-a restaurant.

Chick-fil-A is an American fast food restaurant chain. The franchise is based in Atlanta and has places in parts of the United States.

History[change | change source]

S. Truett Cathy opened a restaurant called the Dwarf Grill (now known as the Dwarf house) in Atlanta, in 1946.[3] In 1961, he found a fryer that is quicker in frying the chicken.[4] After the discovery, he changed the name to Chick-fil-A inc. The slogan, "We Didn't Invent the Chicken, Just the Chicken Sandwich" refers to their top menu item, the chicken sandwich.[5]

The first Chick-fil-A opened in 1967, in the Greenbriar mall in Atlanta.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Norman, Jan (August 11, 2012). "Franchises Can Expect Fallout". The Orange County Register. p. Business 2.
  2. Stafford, Leon. "Dan Cathy named CEO of Chick-fil-A". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Who We Are". Chick-fil-A. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  4. Nickerson, Michelle; Dochuk, Darren (2011-04-14). Sunbelt Rising: The Politics of Space, Place, and Region. University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 978-0-8122-4309-3.
  5. "Trademark information for WE DIDN'T INVENT THE CHICKEN, JUST THE CHIC…". 2013-01-28. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2021-05-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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