Saturday, September 13, 2014

S. Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A Founder, Dies at 93

By Kim Severson

When he introduced himself, S. Truett Cathy often played down his job.

“I cook chicken for a living,” he would say.

And on the surface, that was true. Mr. Cathy, who died on Monday at 93, was by all appearances a humble Christian man from Georgia with little education who sold a simple sandwich: a breaded, boneless chicken breast on a soft, white, buttered bun with nothing more than a couple of pickles for garnish.

But as the founder of the Chick-fil-A fast-food empire, he was also a billionaire several times over and, as a conservative Christian who ran his business according to his religious principles, he was at once a hero and a symbol of intolerance.

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  1. made a pretty good chicken sandwich, counldn't give two hoots about the rest

  2. Ditto, Heath. Liked the chicken, fries, and well-run restaurants.

  3. When queer activists were chiding me for eating Chik-Fil-A all I could do was laugh.

    I buy gas from a Hindi. My martial arts teacher is a Buddhist. My favorite pizza joint is run by an Iranian Muslim. Worst of all, my mechanic is a Yankee.

    Do they give a f*ck about my sexual preference- hell no!

    I give money to companies that are far worse (GE, Northrop Gunnman, ADM, McDonald's, Boeing) directly and indirectly, so why should I care about the personal religious beliefs of a man who has not sought to do me harm (although I disagree with him- marriage, gay or straight or polygamous- should be totally out of the purview of government) and makes the ONLY fast food I will eat?