Chick-fil-a History

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Truett Cathy opens "Dwarf Grill" in Atlanta.

1946

Truett Cathy invents the Original Chicken Sandwich

1963

First Chick-fil-a restaurant in a mall

1967

In Atlanta's Greenbriar mall.

Truett Cathy establishes the team member scholarship program

1973

Starts serving freshly squeezed lemonade

1977

invents chicken nuggets

1982

First full service Chick-fil-a Dwarf House

1985

In Georgia

Sells waffle fries

1985

First free standing Chick-fil-a

1986

Starts serving breakfast

1986

500th restaurant

1993

First drive thru only Chick-fil-a

1993

Greenville, South Carolina.

"Eat Mor Chikin" Capaign

1995

First airport location

1996

Atlanta

New restaurant design

1997

Made a website

1997

One billion in sales

2000

1,000th restaurant

2001

Expansion to Western U.S

2003

Start to sell coffee

2005

Start to sell milkshakes

2006

2 billion in sales

2006

40th anniversary

2007

Named Americas healthiest chain restaurant by "Mans Health"

2008

3 billion in sales

2009

1,500th location

2010

39th State

2010

4 billion in sales

2012