Some of Truett Cathy’s earliest childhood memories were of standing at his mother’s side helping her in the kitchen of the boarding house she ran.
To become the best, you must learn from the best, or so the saying goes. And lucky for Jackie Banks, she did just that. Banks is the woman affectionately known as “Ms. Jackie” for the past quarter century at a small diner located eight miles outside of downtown Atlanta. “Ever since he taught me, I can do it with my eyes closed,” she says. “He” is Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, who took Banks under his wing decades ago to share what would become her longtime craft: pie-making.
We are celebrating our heritage by sharing one of the classic Chick-fil-A menu items: The Chick-fil-A Lemon Pie. While it’s no longer on the Chick-fil-A menu nationwide, the made-from-scratch lemon meringue pie is still available at the Dwarf House in Atlanta, the first restaurant Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy opened back in 1946. It was originally prepared by Cathy himself and only two pie makers have followed in his footsteps in the restaurant’s 70 year history.
Springfield, Illinois is gearing up for some unexpected attention as a special Chick-fil-A opens on 2431 Wabash Ave on March 10th. While it's the city’s first full-service Chick-fil-A, it also happens to be the 2000th restaurant the Atlanta-based company has opened in its 70 year history.
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