The world and especially the entrepreneurial community lost a Entrepreneurship Hall of Famer today, as S. Truett Cathy passed away at 93.
Samuel Truett Cathy was the founder of Chick-fil-A, an American fast food restaurant chain based in the Atlanta suburb of College Park, Georgia. Cathy was born in Eatonton, Georgia, in 1921. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Cathy began the chain in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville in 1946 with a restaurant called the Dwarf Grill, named because of its small size. It was there that he, along with his brother and business partner, Ben, created the chicken sandwich that later became the signature menu item for Chick-fil-A.