Former Chick-Fil-A executive Dee Ann Turner discusses the continued success of Chick-Fil-A.
Chick-fil-A has made quite the name for itself since it broke into the fast-food industry in 1946.
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The company, which continues to be family-owned, was founded by the late American businessman and philanthropist Samuel Truett Cathy.
Cathy helped the chicken chain climb its way to the top of the industry before stepping down as chairman in November 2013, relinquishing the company to his eldest son, Dan Cathy, Forbes reported.
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The billionaire, whose worth hovered around $6.2 billion as of March 2014, according to estimates by Forbes, rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday.