“I’d like to be remembered as one who kept my priorities in the right order. We live in a changing world, but we need to be reminded that the important things have not changed. I have always encouraged my restaurant operators and team members to give back to the local community. We should be about more than just selling chicken; we should be a part of our customers’ lives and the communities in which we serve.”
–Truett Cathy, founder and chairman emeritis, Chick-fil-A
The news Sunday that Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, 93, was gravely ill was followed in the pre-dawn hours Monday morning that he had passed away. The company website’s home page is now a memorial to their founder, the man who believed in hard work, Christian principles, and following a dream. Memorial service information is posted at the website.