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