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Old 09-08-2014, 03:21 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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S. Truett Cathy, who grew his boneless chicken sandwich business from one store in Georgia to the Chick-fil-A chain -- a $5 billion company with more than 1,800 locations -- died early Monday morning.
He was 93. He had been ailing for some time.

S. Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A founder, dies - CNN.com
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:31 AM
Location: America
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Can't believe it...

I used to eat at the OG chic fil a in Hapeville, GA 1-2 times a week. The little dwarf house. Very nice people.

His regular chic fil a was in Fayette county on the south side of Fayetteville. I had a girlfriend that worked there and I used to visit there 3-4 times a week. I would always get free shakes and ice cream, mainly the only thing I ate there outside of breakfast. He was a local there and I've met and talked with him on plenty of occasions. He loved eating there and was there often. When I would cater lunches for my staff it would usually be from this chic fil a.

I always did my best to never say thank you although its a constant habit for me. The rule there is anytime someone says thank you, you have to respond with, "my pleasure." They were STRICT on it there and would write people up for it. I always felt bad for them having to say something so stupid. You would hear that more than anything else in the restaurant. On occasion, my gf would slip it out at home on accident and we would laugh.

He was a good man and gave millions to the community. Literally, millions. He would sponsor sports teams fully, give free food to some, contribute heavily in local charities if he wasnt running them himself. He was ALWAYS involved in education for the local schools.

I can only imagine how Atlanta is feeling right now.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:51 AM
Location: South Carolina
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I hate to hear about his passing. He lived a life with good moral and excellent, or successful, business practices. I had the privilege of meeting him several years ago when I was in college.
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:52 AM
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“I had a low image of myself because I was brought up in the deep Depression,” Cathy said in a 2008 interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I struggled to get through high school. I didn’t get to go to college. But it made me realize you can do anything if you want to bad enough.”

^^^Now, that IS the American Dream.

His family, friends & Atlanta community of which he did so much for, will miss him
a lot.
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