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S. Truett Cathy dies at 93; rose from poverty to build Chick-fil-A
S. Truett Cathy dies at 93; rose from poverty to build Chick-fil-A

Billionaire Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, who rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family's opposition to gay marriage, died Monday at his home in suburban Atlanta. He was 93. The company announced his death but did not disclose the cause. Cathy opened his first postwar diner in an Atlanta suburb in 1946 and by 1967 he had founded and opened his first Chick-fil-A Inc. restaurant in Atlanta. Over ensuing decades, the chain's boneless chicken sandwich he is credited with inventing would propel Chick-fil-A expansion to more than 1,800 outlets in 40 states and the...

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