by Kelsey Harris, The Daily Signal
S. Truett Cathy, the founder of the fast-food restaurant chain known for its boneless chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, staunch support for traditional marriage and conservative business plan, died early Monday. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones.
Cathy opened his first restaurant in 1946 with his brother in the Atlanta area — Dwarf Grill. It was later renamed Dwarf House, and eventually lead to a 1967 opening of Chick-fil-A. Since then the business has grown to more than 1,800 restaurants across 40 states.
From the beginning, Cathy was determined to infuse his biblical principles into his business. Every store operates with a “closed-on-Sunday” policy. In a statement to the press, Chick-fil-A confirmed the company will remain privately held and closed on Sundays.
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