is an fast chain that specializes in , , and strips. The was founded in 1946 by S. Truett Cathy and is headquartered in , . With over 2,600 locations across the , it is one of the largest fast chains in the .

was founded as the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville, , in 1946 by S. Truett Cathy. The became known for its , which were made with a that featured a and breast served on a buttered . In the 1960s, Cathy rebranded the as and began franchising the .

The 's growth continued throughout the 1970s and 1980s, with new locations opening across the . In the 1990s, began expanding internationally, with locations opening in and the .

Menu and Operations

's menu is centered around , , and strips, which are served with a variety of sides, including , , and . The chain is known for its commitment to using fresh, high-quality ingredients, and its menu features a range of options, including salads and .

One of 's unique features is its closure on Sundays, a practice that the has maintained since its founding. According to the 's , this decision is based on Cathy's belief in the importance of taking a day of rest and spending time with family and friends.

In to its offerings, is also known for its customer service, which is focused on providing a friendly and welcoming experience for guests. The has implemented a of initiatives to support this goal, including a program that trains employees to anticipate and fulfill the needs of customers.


Despite its popularity and success, has also faced a of controversies over the years. In 2012, the 's CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments that were perceived as anti-gay, leading to boycotts and protests against the chain. The has also been criticized for its donations to anti-LGBTQ+ organizations and for its alleged mistreatment of employees.

In response to these controversies, has taken steps to distance itself from its past associations with anti-LGBTQ+ causes. In 2019, the announced that it would no longer make donations to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation , two organizations that have been criticized for their stances on LGBTQ+ issues.


is a popular fast chain that is known for its , , and strips. With a commitment to using high-quality ingredients and providing friendly customer service, the chain has become one of the most successful fast brands in the . Despite controversies surrounding its social and stances, remains a favorite among many Americans, who appreciate the chain's on quality and service.

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