Ninety-two-year-old Roger Merrill left his childhood dairy farm in Maryland seven decades ago and did incredible things: he studied engineering at Johns Hopkins University, helped guide IBM into supercomputer and barcode eras, and traveled the country.
Prepared at our restaurants using the same tried-and-true recipe that our founder created in 1964, the Original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich is often hailed as a modern classic and remains our most popular entrée. In its classic form with two pickes on a buttered bun, the sandwich is near and dear to our hearts, but we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to try and shake things up!
By all accounts for everyone involved, March 12 had all the makings of a seemingly normal day. For Ed Kosiec, the morning had begun with a nine-mile run followed by some yoga, as he was training for his fourth marathon. He and his wife, Holly, are both real estate agents who work from home, and she had a few items to tend to that day.
It was a simple acronym, and Mark Meadows had his then 10-year-old son, Luke, recite it before baseball and basketball games.“What’s important?” Meadows would ask. “THAT,” Luke replied. “Think, Hustle, Attitude, Team.”
Across the street from Chick-fil-A’s Atlanta headquarters sits a hanger nearly half the size of a football field. This is no ordinary building though – this is the Chick-fil-A Archive, and it’s filled with five decades of memories and history.
It’s a familiar sight to millions of people nationwide – the red beak profile and scripted name that stands as a symbol of the Original Chicken Sandwich. It’s the logo that greets customers on Chick-fil-A restaurants in 47 states and Washington, D.C.