Since its debut in 1964, the original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich has been a hit with millions of people nationwide. What’s the secret to its popularity?
While it seems simple – just a lightly breaded chicken breast with two pickles between a toasted, buttered bun – every part of the Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich is truly an original. And it all goes back to the creation of the sandwich more than 50 years ago.
It’s impossible to measure how many people’s lives have been touched by Truett Cathy. In the simplest of ways, if you walk into a Chick-fil-A tomorrow and a team member smiles and says “my pleasure,” you are witnessing the legacy of the Chick-fil-A founder’s kindness.
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 Built on old brick from red Georgia clay and topped with a quirky red roof, it looks more like an outdated home than it does a restaurant.