People love Chick-fil-A for their fried chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. And fans have made it one of the most popular fast food chains around. But here are some fun facts you might not have known about America’s beloved casual cuisine restaurant.
- It started as a restaurant called Dwarf Grill - That’s the first place founder S. Truett Cathy opened back in 1946 in Hapeville, Georgia. But the name was later changed to Dwarf House.
- It may owe its early success to Ford - Dwarf Grill was lucky enough to be located really close to the Ford Motor Company’s Atlanta assembly plant and the restaurant got built-in customers in the factory workers.
- It didn’t serve its signature sandwich until 15 years after they opened - Cathy didn’t find the pressure fryer that created the sandwich that allowed him to branch off and start Chick-fil-A until 1961. But the first Chick-fil-A didn’t open until six years later in 1967.
- Chick-fil-A spent 19 years in mall food courts - The first standalone location didn’t open until 1986. Before that they were only in suburban mall food courts.
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Source: Fox News