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S. Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A founder, dies

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By Saeed Ahmed

(CNN) — S. Truett Cathy, who grew his boneless chicken sandwich business from one store in Georgia to the Chick-fil-A chain — a $5 billion company with more than 1,800 locations — died early Monday morning.

He was 93.

“He died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones,” Chick-fil-A said in a statement posted on its website.

Deeply religious, Cathy made the decision when he opened his first store in Hapeville, Georgia, that it would stay closed on Sundays.

Sixty-eight years later, that policy still stands at all Chick-fil-A stores.