It was 1965 when Truett Cathy came home with his restaurant’s latest menu offering: a piece of fried chicken breast tucked between two buttered buns. His son, Dan Cathy, remembers the moment well as a 12-year-old boy. Though he didn’t realize it at the time, his father’s new sandwich would change not only Dan’s life but the trajectory of his family’s business and the fast-food industry as a whole.
It’s almost inevitable. You meet someone for the first time and among the first questions asked is, “What do you do?” Working at Chick-fil-A for nearly five years, I’m constantly in awe of the responses I receive when I name my employer.
There’s nothing quite like the classic Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich. But have you ever wondered what makes it so good – every single time? The precision that goes into the making of each handcrafted Chicken Sandwich is an expression of the care that Founder Truett Cathy intended when he first created it. From the whole breast of 100-percent real chicken, to the carefully toasted bun, there are countless details – and a whole lot of love – in every Chicken Sandwich we make.