Company Fact Sheet
It all started in 1946, when Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant, Dwarf Grill, in Hapeville, Georgia. Credited with inventing Chick-fil-A's boneless breast of chicken
sandwich, Mr. Cathy founded Chick-fil-A, Inc. in the early 1960s and pioneered the establishment of restaurants in shopping malls with the opening of the first Chick-fil-A
Restaurant at a mall in suburban Atlanta in 1967. Since then, Chick-fil-A has steadily grown to become the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States, based on domestic annual sales with over 1,850 locations in 41 states and Washington, D.C. In 2013, annual sales were over $5 billion. Chick-fil-A is still privately held
and family owned. With 46 consecutive years of positive sales growth, Chick-fil-A has set itself apart by pioneering innovations and delicious products—including the
ever-popular Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich.
System-wide sales in 2013 reached $5 billion.
Mall/In-Line Restaurants: Recognized as the pioneer in quick-service mall food, Chick-fil-A still considers mall-based restaurants an integral part of its business. Nearly 300 major shopping mall restaurants are in operation today.
Stand-alone Restaurants: In response to customer demand for convenience and accessibility, Chick-fil-A began opening stand-alone restaurants in high-traffic locations starting in 1986. The chain now has over 1200 stand-alone locations.
Drive-Thru Only Outlets: These outlets offer fast service and added convenience to the customer. Chick-fil-A currently has 35 drive-thru-only restaurants across the country
Dwarf House®: Truett's original, full-service restaurants offer an extensive menu and provide customers a choice of table service, walk-up counter service or a drive-thru window. Thirteen Chick-fil-A Dwarf House restaurants currently operate in the metro Atlanta area
Truett's Grill®: Truett's Grill is a full-service '50s diner-themed concept that features the full Chick-fil-A menu, as well as select items from Truett Cathy's original Dwarf Grill restaurant, which he and his brother opened in Hapeville, Georgia, in 1946. Featuring a streamline diner design with unique decor, Truett's Grill offers counter service, seated dine-in service and drive-thru service. The first Truett's Grill opened in 1996 in Morrow, Georgia, to commemorate Truett's 50th Anniversary as a restaurateur. In May 2003, a second restaurant was opened in McDonough, Georgia, and a third Truett's Grill opened in Griffin, Georgia, in October 2006 in celebration of Truett's 60 years in the restaurant industry.
Truett’s Luau®: Truett Cathy’s latest entrepreneurial vision - an exclusive one of a kind restaurant concept that blends fresh seafood items such as Mahi-mahi, Ahi tuna, cod, calamari and shrimp as well as other Hawaii-inspired dishes. Several Chick-fil-A favorites are available including the original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich, Chick-fil-A Chick-n-MinisTM, Waffle Potato Fries® and hand-spun milkshakes. Located in Atlanta’s backyard, Fayetteville, Ga, the restaurant opened in December 2013.
Licensed, Non-Traditional Outlets: Chick-fil-A
has established this licensing program to enable licensees to serve delicious Chick-fil-A food in settings such as college campuses, hospitals, airports, and business and industry locations. For these outlets, the
Chick-fil-A brand is licensed to established institutional contract foodservice providers or self-operated foodservice providers. There are more than 250 licensed locations currently.
Satellite/"Lunch-Counter": Satellite or "lunch-counter"
concepts offer fast service to customers in office buildings and high-traffic locations during peak lunch hours. There are nine satellite locations currently.
Over the past four years, Chick-fil-A, Inc. and its franchised Restaurant Operators have given more than $68 million in contributions to over 700 educational and charitable organizations and have provided millions of dollars in food donations all across America. Take a look below to see the impact of our giving, how we give, and how giving has always been a part of our company culture. Chick-fil-A focuses its giving in three key areas:
1. Youth & Education Programs - From providing scholarship opportunities for our Team Members to supporting youth programs across America, the Chick-fil-A Foundation is committed to education and youth development. read more
2. Community Involvement and Local Giving - Serving our local neighbors with food donations, supporting those in need and taking care of the people who take care of our communities, our franchised Restaurant Operators are committed to serving beyond their restaurant doors. read more
3. Leadership & Family Enrichment Programs - - The WinShape Foundation, created in 1982, grew from Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy's desire to "shape winners" by helping young people succeed in life. Today, the foundation provides several programs focused on creating strong youth through leadership programs and supporting families and enriching marriages. read more
Our Giving Tradition
For the past 66 years, we have built a foundational commitment to service – service to our customers, service to our franchised Restaurant Operators and their Team Members, and service to our communities.
This begins in the restaurant – one customer at a time. We firmly believe in treating every person who comes through our doors with honor, dignity, and respect. We teach it to everyone who comes to work at Chick-fil-A, and it’s something that they take with them throughout their careers – whether they choose to stay with Chick-fil-A or go on to other promising careers. But to us, service goes beyond our restaurant doors. We serve our communities through volunteerism and giving. We also make a commitment to take care of the people who take care of our communities. For example, by giving sandwiches to first responders in times of crisis, we honor the commitment they make to serve all of us. And our philanthropic giving reinforces that commitment to service by helping children and families in need. This is what makes us who we are. read more
S. Truett Cathy, Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Dan T. Cathy, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Donald M. "Bubba" Cathy,Executive Vice President and Dwarf House President
James "Buck" McCabe, Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Steve Robinson, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Timothy Tassopoulos, Executive Vice President, Operations
Jon Bridges, Vice President, Customer Experience
Andrew Cathy, Vice President, People
Lynn Chastain, Vice President and General Counsel
Brent Ragsdale, Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Cliff Robinson, Vice President, Field Operations
5200 Buffington Road
Atlanta, GA 30349-2998