Introduction: Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A has surpassed the ethical business standards presented by society by founding the WinShape program, following the Second Mile Service, and standing firm in its position in controversial topics.
S. Truett Cathy was born in 1921 in Eatonton, Georgia to a family of seven children.
Over 1,300 quick service restaurants in 37 states and Washington, D.C.
In 1946 the Cathys opened up a small restaurant that contained a service counter with 10 stools and four tables. The small location was appropriately named the Dwarf Grill (later named the Dwarf House).
In 1967 Truett opened his first Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant.
1964 Truett made the recipe for the chicken sandwich.
Symbol of Success Incentive Program
Chick-Fil-A’s corporate purpose
Won the William E. Simon Prize and the Presidential Volunteer Service Award in 2008.
Cathy was a committed philanthropist dedicated to making a difference in the lives of youth
He was a recipient for countless awards over the years, both for his business acumen and for his charity.
Second Mile Service: they go above and beyond what is it expected of the typical employer.
Same Sex Marriage Controversy- Although many do not view this is an ethical situation, Cathy stood strong in his beliefs and the way he addressed this issue was ethical.
WinShape stated that it would not allow same-sex couples to participate in its marriage retreats.
Due to the $8 million donation from Truett to WinShape, this did not reflect well on Chick-fil-a.
Cathy responds "Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.
1 Peter 3:15
Truett Cathy has a successful businessmen and influential person.
He expressed and showed good ethics through his moral beliefs and investments
Do you think Truett Cathy made a wise business decision with his public stance on marriage?