Truett Cathy Biography

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Truett Cathy was born on March 14, 1921 in Eatonton, Georgia. He is known as the Founder of the popular Southern restaurant chain, Chick-fil-A.
When Cathy was born, he was born on a farm. Before he was born his brother had already died at the age of 6 when a stick stabbed him deep in the stomach and his mother couldn 't treat it. His sister Esther was attacked by polio at the age of one and already in a wheelchair and using leg braces by the time he was born. He was born into a family where living out in the country had affected his life greatly. But due to the boll weevils, his family 's farm life was uprooted and they had to move to the city. In the city, his father struggled and his mother worked and in home boarding service to make as
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Cathy was a man in touch with his spirituality, and so was his wife, Jeanette. He was always giving money to good organizations, usually created by Christians with a good heart. He’s known for having over 150 foster children and taking kids home to his house for dinner. He led a youth ministry at his church, helping young men to go on the right path in life. He established almost 20 foster homes within his lifetime (homes that house a group of foster kids), and made it his goal to guide the youth in the path of God and the church. His restaurant was closed on Sundays so he could attend church. They’ve also provided a two week summer camp for boys and girls at Berry College.
Truett Cathy built Chick-fil-A in the image of Customer First and Customer service that makes you want to come back. He died in 2014, on September 8th. Truett Cathy may be gone, but his legacy lives on. Not just in his sandwiches and his business, and not just in his own kids. But in all those who he helped that weren’t his own and to all those who benefitted from Truett Cathy’s kindness. He was more about helping others with what he received than using what he received to further himself. He worked to further God’s word in children and sometimes even adults. So even with Cathy gone, his legacy lives
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