Chick-fil-A was founded in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville, Georgia, in 1946 by S. Truett Cathy, a devout Southern Baptist. As a devout Southern Baptist, Mr. Cathy believed that hard work and a commitment to Christian values were the keys to success. He also believed that the key to success was giving back to the community.

In the early years, Chick-fil-A was a regional chain with a limited menu. The company’s signature item was the Chick-fil-A sandwich, a boneless breast of chicken on a toasted bun with pickle relish, yellow mustard, and two dill pickle slices. The restaurant also sold fried chicken, chicken nuggets, and salads.

In the 1980s, Chick-fil-A began to expand beyond the Southeast. The first Chick-fil-A restaurant outside the Southeast opened in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1986. The company also began to franchise in the late 1980s. In 1992, the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in a mall opened in Dallas, Texas.

In the 1990s, Chick-fil-A became a national chain. The company opened its first restaurant in an airport in 1994. The following year, the company opened its first drive-thru restaurant. Chick-fil-A also began to sell its chicken nuggets in supermarkets.

In 2001, Chick-fil-A opened its first restaurant in New York City. The following year, the company opened its first restaurant in Canada.

Today, Chick-fil-A is one of the largest fast-food chains in the United States. The company has more than 2,000 restaurants in 47 states. Chick-fil-A restaurants are located in malls, airports, and colleges. The company also has drive-thru restaurants and restaurants in supermarkets.

Chick-fil-A is known for its customer service. The company’s employees are known for their politeness and for their uniforms, which include a white shirt and black pants.

The company is also known for its Christian values. Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays so that employees can spend time with their families and attend church. The company’s founder, S. Truett Cathy, was a devout Southern Baptist.

In 2012, Chick-fil-A came under fire for its support of traditional marriage. The company’s president, Dan Cathy, made comments in support of traditional marriage.

The company’s support of traditional marriage led to protests and calls for a boycott of Chick-fil-A. The controversy led to a decline in sales in 2012.

In recent years, Chick-fil-A has been trying to distance itself from the controversy. The company has been expanding its menu to include items such as salads and wraps.

Chick-fil-A is also expanding its international presence. The company opened its first restaurant in the United Kingdom in 2019.

The company plans to open more restaurants in the United Kingdom and other countries in the future.