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Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy dead at 93

Monday, September 08, 2014 - 00:50

S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A has died at age 93. The fast food chain known for its mix of religion and business made headlines in 2012 when its president made statements opposing same-sex marriage. Linda So reports.

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The founder of Chick-fil-A has died. S. Truett Cathy was 93. The company says Cathy died at home on Monday in the presence of loved ones. Cathy, a native of Georgia and a devout Southern Baptist, founded Chick-fil-A in 1967. He received the Lifetime President's Volunteer Service Award in 2008. The fast food chain known for its fried chicken sandwiches and waffle fries made headlines in 2012 when its president Dan Cathy, the founder's son made public statements opposing same-sex marriage. The comments triggered protests including "kiss-ins" by same sex couples. The company operates more than 1,800 locations in 40 states and is known for its mix of religion and business. Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed on Sundays to allow employees a day of rest or worship.

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Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy dead at 93

Monday, September 08, 2014 - 00:50