Picture this: You’re hungry and you pull up to your favorite restaurant, only to discover that it’s closed for renovations for a few months. Your stomach grumbles. Your chicken sandwich dreams begin to fade. That is, until you notice another restaurant beside it made from… shipping containers? That’s exactly what happened after the Newnan Dwarf House closed its little red door on March 24.
Creating the Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich led to one of Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy’s greatest unexpected opportunities—the chance to have a positive influence on hundreds of thousands of employees who would work in Chick-fil-A restaurants over the years.
At the age of eight, young Truett Cathy experienced the feel-good power of customer service. He was selling Coca-Colas door-to-door, buying a six-pack of Cokes for a quarter and selling them for a nickel each.
The Dwarf House, a classic diner-style restaurant, sits nestled away from the roar of the city in a small South Atlanta suburb. Built on old brick from red Georgia clay and topped with a quirky red roof, it looks more like an outdated home than it does a restaurant.