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Truett Cathy — an ‘original’ chicken sandwich pioneer

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Truett Cathy was born March 14, 1921, in the small town of Eatonton Ga. He was born to Lilla James Cathy and his father Joseph Benjamin Cathy. In his teenage years, he attended Midtown High School, formerly known as Boys High School and Henry W. Grady High School. After high school, Cathy joined the United States Army and fought in the second world war.

Cathy and his wife, Jeanette, were Christians. New Georgia Encyclopedia states that they taught a Sunday school class for teenage boys for more than 50 years. Cathy made it a rule that his restaurants. . .

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