In 1967, Cathy Truett founded and opened the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta’s Greenbriar Shopping Center.
Serving a breaded, boneless chicken breast between two buttered buns is a seemingly simple idea–but it was a novelty for its time. Truett Cathy experimented for years at the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville, GA when in 1964, he finally arrived at the perfect recipe. On that day, the Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich was born. That capital A is on purpose – it means “grade A top quality”. Truett’s customers told him, “We like it, don’t change it again.” And we haven’t.