S. Truett Cathy
Putting people before profits is how we’ve tried to operate from the beginning.
The people are more important than the food. We want a person to be as successful as he can be, and it works the other way around, too.
Nearly every moment of every day, we have the opportunity to give something to someone else – our time, our love, our resources.
Our decision to close on Sunday was our way of honoring God and of directing our attention to things that mattered more than our business.
If you have debt, you have to worry about it. I would challenge each of you to try to be debt-free.
It’s a silent witness to the Lord when people go into shopping malls, and everyone is bustling, and you see that Chick-fil-A is closed.
If it took seven days to make a living with a restaurant, then we needed to be in some other line of work.
If a man can’t manage his own life, he can’t manage a business.
I’ve experienced poverty and plenty, and there’s a lesson to be learned when you’re brought up in poverty.
I’d be resentful if shareholders who don’t know the business tried to tell me what to do.
I’d like to be remembered as one who kept my priorities in the right order.
I have people say, ‘I’ll come to work for you for free,’ and I tell my employees they have to compete with that.
I struggled to get through high school. I didn’t get to go to college. But it made me realize you can do anything if you want to bad enough.
I cook chicken for a living.
I had a low image of myself because I was brought up in the deep Depression.