Credited with introducing the original boneless breast of chicken sandwich and pioneering in-mall fast food, Chick-fil-A®, Inc., is one of the largest privately-held restaurant chains – with more than 1,700 restaurants in 39 states and Washington, D.C. (as of March 2013) – and the second-largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the nation, based on annual sales.
System-wide sales in 2012 reached $4.6 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. More than 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 operates approximately over 1090 stand-alone locations.
Drive-Thru Only Outlets: Typically located near shopping malls, these outlets operate as satellite locations to a parent restaurant inside the mall and offer fast service and added convenience to the customer. Chick-fil-A currently operates 33 drive-thru-only Restaurants across the country.
Dwarf House®: These full-service restaurants offer an extensive menu and provide customers a choice of table service, walk-up counter service or a drive-thru window. Eleven Chick-fil-A Dwarf House restaurants currently operate in metro Atlanta.
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 House restaurant, which he and his brother opened in Hapeville, Ga., 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, Ga., to commemorate Cathy's 50th Anniversary as a restaurateur. In May 2003, a second restaurant was opened in McDonough, Ga., and a third Truett's Grill opened in Griffin, Ga., in October 2006 in celebration of Cathy's 60 years in the restaurant industry.
Licensed, Non-Traditional Outlets: Chick-fil-A has established this program to enable licensed partners 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 operators or self-operated food operations. More than 230 of these 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. Six satellite operations currently are open.
Sixteen years after the chain signed on as the first-ever title sponsor of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl® – and seven years after debut of the newly renamed Chick-fil-A Bowl – the classic college football match-up and longest-running rivalry between Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) teams continues to set records. The 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl drew a 16th-consecutive sellout crowd to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome to witness the Dec. 31 clash between the ACC’s Clemson Tigers and the SEC’s LSU Tigers. The game continues to lead all bowls in charitable donations to a variety of charities, including WinShape Homes®, and provided a record $7.1 million total payout to participating universities.
In addition, 2012 hosted the second Chick-fil-A Leadercast, a one-day leadership event that featured a premier speaker lineup of the world's best leaders, broadcast live from Atlanta and viewed in over 714 locations nationwide.
Over the past three 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 CEO
Donald M. "Bubba" Cathy, Executive Vice President and Dwarf House President
James "Buck" McCabe, Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Perry Ragsdale, Executive Vice President, Design and Construction
Steve Robinson, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Timothy Tassopoulos, Executive Vice President, Operations
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