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Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago September 08, 2014 Sep 8, 2014 Monday, September 08 2014 September 08, 2014 7:08 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

ATLANTA, GA - A spokesman says S. Truett Cathy, who started a postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, has died. He was 93.

Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin tells The Associated Press Cathy died early Monday at home surrounded by family members.

For decades, Cathy's fast food restaurants have offered a taste of the South, from chicken sandwiches to sweet tea and biscuits and gravy.

The chain also is known for its Bible Belt observance of Sunday - none of its more than 1,800 restaurants in 39 states and Washington, D.C. are open on that day to allow employees a day of rest.

Cathy's $6 billion fortune as the founder of Chick-fil-A put him on the yearly Forbes magazine list of the wealthiest Americans in the country.

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