In 1967, Truett pioneered in-mall dining with the first Chick-fil-A, located in Atlanta's Greenbriar Mall. The first free-standing Chick-fil-A opened in 1986, and today Chick-fil-A is one of the largest privately owned restaurant chains in the nation.
It was in this popular restaurant - open six days a week, but never on Sunday - where the first chicken sandwich was invented in 1964.
To Truett and his wife, Jeannette, the idea was simple: Instead of a burger, make a sandwich using a plump, juicy chicken breast.
In 1946, S. Truett Cathy and his brother opened a small diner in south Atlanta suitably called the Dwarf Grill.