1946: Dwarf Grill
Truett Cathy opens his original diner, the Dwarf Grill, in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville (later renamed Dwarf House®)
1964: Original Chicken Sandwich
After testing out hundreds of recipes, Truett Cathy creates the recipe for the original chicken sandwich with two pickles on a toasted butter bun in 1964.
1984: Corporate Headquarters
Chick-fil-A established its corporate headquarters, recently renamed the Support Center, located just outside of downtown Atlanta.
1986: First free-standing Chick-fil-A restaurant
Chick-fil-A moves outside of the mall food court in 1986, opening its first stand-alone restaurant on North Druid Hills Road in Atlanta.
1995: Eat Mor Chikin
The first advertising campaign featuring Holstein cows with the message "Eat Mor Chikin®".
1996: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Chick-fil-A announces title sponsorship of one of the country's longest standing bowl games, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl™.
2006: Chick-fil-A surpasses $2 billion in system-wide sales
For the first time, Chick-fil-A sales surpass $2 billion, securing the family-owned company as a billion-dollar brand.
2007: Advertising Walk of Fame
Advertising Week honors the Chick-fil-A "Eat Mor Chikin®" Cows as one of America’s most popular advertising icons by welcoming them as the newest members of New York’s Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame.
2014: S. Truett Cathy passes away at 93
After a long and meaningful life, Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy passes away.
2015: Chick-fil-A opens in NYC
In 2015 Chick-fil-A opens its doors in the heart of the Big Apple's Garment District at 37th and 6th. The three-story, 5,000-square-foot restaurant is the largest Chick-fil-A restaurant in the country and specifically designed for the busy lifestyle of New York customers.