Cathy’s undivided kindness does not end with generous donations: it is known that he welcomes homeless children into his home and has frequently taught in Sunday schools.
Along with his wife, Jeanette, Cathy is also the founder of the WinShape Centre Foundation, which offers college scholarships, summer camps for children, a marriage retreat center, and homes for more than 130 foster children.
"Chick-fil-A caused quite the fuss last week by taking a stance against gay marriage.
The company was criticized by the mayor of Boston, who promised to stop any attempt by Chick-fil-A to enter the city. Then, the Jim Henson Company spoke out against Chick-fil-A and ended its partnership with the company. "
Cathy’s belief is strong — he became a Christian at age 12 – and he reflects on his faith when making business decisions.
Chick-fil-A has come under considerable fire for its documented support of anti-gay Christian organizations, officials for the fast food chain have remained mostly tight-lipped about the controversy
He is the founder and chairman of Chick-fil-A, Inc., whose ads use cows to sell chicken. And he thrives in the competitive world of fast food, where profits are squeezed from drive-thru windows long after midnight, even though he closes all of his stores each and every Sunday.
The company has said it expects to add 92 new restaurants in 2012 and create 7,000 new job opportunities due to new restaurant openings and existing restaurant growth.
A child of the Great Depression, Cathy developed his business sense at a young age, selling Coca-Colas and newspapers. He started his first restaurant, The Dwarf Grill, after World War Two and began the Chick-fil-A chain in 1967, specializing in his own invention - the chicken sandwich. Today there are more than 1,250 Chick-fil-As around the country. A devout Christian, Cathy has always believed in ethics in business, the importance of family and in giving back.
Restaurateur credited with creating the original chicken sandwich fired up first grill in 1946. With brother, Ben, served Ford factory, airport workers round the clock, 6 days a week. Poultry executives approached Cathy offering discounts on leftover chicken breasts too big for airplane trays. Over