S Truett Cathy – Chick-Fil-A

S. Truett Cathy

S. Truett Cathy

S Truett Cathy is founder of Chick-fil-A and is one of the finest Christian entrepreneurs in American history. Cathy exemplifies what all Christian businessmen should strive to be in the workplace. Chick-fil-A is a very profitable national brand with gross revenues exceeding $4.5 Billion a year despite his mandate that each of the more 1600 fast food restaurants be closed on Sundays (what many in the fast food industry experience as one of their busiest days). S Truett Cathy has fostered children for over 30 years and has taken in over 200 foster children through WinShape Homes. His WinShape Foundation funded over $18 Million to develop foster homes and summer camps. The foundation has also awarded nearly 820 students of Berry College with scholarships of up to $32,000. His Leadership Scholarship program for Chick fil A employees has awarded mroe than $23 Million in $1,000 scholarships in the past 35 years.

After serving in the US Army during World War II, along with his brother, Truett opened the Drawf House restaurant in 1946 in Atlanta, GA. Over the course of the next 20 years, his restaurant would burn down twice and both times, he would gone on to rebuild it. In 1963, he began licensing his special secret Chicken sandwich recipe to other restaurants. Unable to keep consistent quality, he decided to stop licensing his precious Chick-fil-A recipe and in November of 1967, the first Chick-fil-A restaurant opened in the Greenbriar Shopping Center in Atlanta, GA. It did so well, they opened another one, not ever conceiving of the idea that it would one day be over 1,500 locations. Through innovation, creativity and past experience, he attracted the right kind of franchisees and business executives and slowly but surely began to add more and more locations. In the mid 1990s, he hired an advertising agency out of Dallas who came up with the idea of putting cows with bad grammer on billboards. It was a stroke of marketing genius that continues to be wildly successful to this day. Now, his sons run the business and another generation is leading Chik-fil-A to success through sound business principles and by putting God first in their enterprise.

S Truett Cathy’s life is an extraordinary example of what one can accomplish when wholly committed to Christ. Truett has gone on to write several books, and perhaps the best is, Eat More Chikin, Inspire More People by S Truett Cathy.

Eat More Chikin Inspire More People

Comments

  1. Brian says:

    Great Story. I stood 2 hours in the chick fil a line in menlo park NJ just to support his true christian values when he was being attacked. It is amazing to see how many Americans love family values and supported him. Strangely the press did not cover this

    To all his critics, How many orphans did you adopt or how many scholarships did you sponsor?

  2. Justen says:

    Chick-fil-A is Mormon owned not Christian! I lived in Utah for many years and Mormons never said “Where Christian” they want to be called Mornon. They don’t read the bible but rather something called The book of Mormon. It clearly states in the bible that anyone who changes or manipulates the bible e.g. New or Old Testement will be held accountable. Be real Mormons your goal is to build your wealth & church via false claims. Ask a Mormon where they go when the die? It’s not heaven to rejoice in the lord but rather some planet where your wife makes children the whole time? I think that explains it all… God bless all those who have fallen pray to these false beliefs amen…

  3. Biull Saunders says:

    S TRuett Cathy is a Baptist. He is not a Mormon

  4. Paige says:

    I am a Mormon & I love this website! While our members are commonly called “Mormons,” the title of our church is “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.” (The use of the word ‘saints’ is Biblical to mean: follower of Christ. And the website Compellingtruth.org by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, says, “According to the Bible, a saint is just someone who has accepted Christ as their Savior.” See 2 Corinthians 1:1 or Acts 9:32.)

    The dictionary says a Christain is someone who is a believer & follower of Christ. Please ask any Mormon if they believe Christ is their Savior and they will say “yes!”

    Many thousands of our members, my family included, stood in long Chick-fill-a lines to support a fellow Christain. I hope we can all support Christians whatever denomination they belong to…if not we are only weakening Christianity as a whole.

  5. Dear Highly respected Mr. S. Truett Cathy Sir,
    Shalom. ou are a practical man with G-dly wisdom and so I am presenting to you sir. I have a vision to start a “Bible city” for kids both boys n girls, aged 3 – 5y and want to train and bring them in very christian values. for five years. A campuss with all in one compound , the school, chappel, faculty, residence and living. Proverbs 22:6. I am from India and a very dedicated pastor. My life desire is to see this may be established. Your involvement (I wish) is to be imminant. I pray that this mail should not be hindered by any one and may reach you for a fruitful implemantation soon. I am now in USA and will be waiting for your encouragement , so that I will present very in detail in person or by mail.

    Reverend

  6. Chris Markgraf says:

    Mr. Cathy is a Southern Baptist not Mormon. I have met the Cathy ‘ s several times, Baptist
    . 100%

  7. Michael Bradshaw says:

    I would love to hear successful Christian Entrepreneurs state their critical choices to compete in for profit business. Successful business has likely always required competition to deliver solutions to problems of all-kind.

  8. Jake says:

    The comment stating that we as members of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints (Mormons) are not Christians and don’t read the bible or believe in heaven could not be any further from the truth. Please go to LDS.org to inquire about the church if you have any questions. There you will find the truth..

  9. Jake says:

    And the kind and wise Mr. Cathy was in fact southern baptist.

  10. Pastor silas eriba says:

    I am a founder and the senior pastor of CITY GATE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL,GLOBAL MISSIONS NETWORK and the founder and the CEO of NORTHERN YOUTH FOUNDATION in PAPUA NEW GUINEA and i was so moved the book the GENEROSITY FACTOR and i pray tha some will email us thank you

  11. Derek Flynn says:

    Now Pastor Silas Eriba chimes in for donations. Could you please find another venue? I am intrigued by the idea that Mr Cathy was a Mormon instead of the Southern Baptist he is portrayed as Being. I will get to the bottom of it…..

  12. carl says:

    Bob Skelton started and ran WIN-SHAPE for Mr Cathy (owner of chick-fil-A) for 25 years.

  13. Raf says:

    The bible also says you will not add or subtract from the word. This is for the ppl who claim to be Christians(Mormons).

  14. Nathan says:

    I am a mormon we read the bible, he hold it true and we worship Christ, Joseph smith was just a man, we see him as mosses he taught us to worship Christ. We just believe in modern prophets who have less say over whether you get to go to heaven then the pope claims too, they all teach us to follow Christ. The LDS church hasn’t practiced polygamy since 1890.
    there common misconceptions corrected.
    secondly I think it was a baptist that started the wonder restaurant chick fil a

  15. Annaandabanana says:

    “Cows with bad grammer”? How hilarious that you can’t even spell “grammar.”

  16. Lexie McRae says:

    Oh hi, I’m Mormon and I LOVE the bible. We read it as part of our worship every Sunday and with our families.
    The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ it is an ancient record, like the bible, of The lords people. His people in the Americas. It just offers ANOTHER testament that Jesus in fact the Christ.
    Oh and Mormons are Christians and we are a Christian denomination….

  17. Khb says:

    Arguing over what he was! I guess next he will be a Jehovah’s Witness or a Hebrew Israelite , even tho h.i are black, lol!

  18. Christoper says:

    How funny every time I’ve gone into chik fil a there playing loving mormon Christian hymns like yesterday, (I know that my redeemer lives)

    I know that my Redeemer lives.
    What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
    He lives, he lives, who once was dead.
    He lives, my ever-living Head.
    He lives to bless me with his love.
    He lives to plead for me above.
    He lives my hungry soul to feed.
    He lives to bless in time of need.
    2. He lives to grant me rich supply.
    He lives to guide me with his eye.
    He lives to comfort me when faint.
    He lives to hear my soul’s complaint.
    He lives to silence all my fears.
    He lives to wipe away my tears.
    He lives to calm my troubled heart.
    He lives all blessings to impart.
    3. He lives, my kind, wise heav’nly Friend.
    He lives and loves me to the end.
    He lives, and while he lives, I’ll sing.
    He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
    He lives and grants me daily breath.
    He lives, and I shall conquer death.
    He lives my mansion to prepare.
    He lives to bring me safely there.
    4. He lives! All glory to his name!
    He lives, my Savior, still the same.
    Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
    “I know that my Redeemer lives!”
    He lives! All glory to his name!
    He lives, my Savior, still the same.
    Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
    “I know that my Redeemer lives!”

  19. Sara johnson says:

    The LDs church is true and believes in keeping the sabbath day holy too. Christ is King! I love him!

  20. Rod Bering says:

    Mormons are just another cult. If you don’t belive that you are definitely brainwashed

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