Reading through the New York Times, we caught the news of the Chick-fil-A founder’s passing. “When He introduced himself, S. Truett Cathy often played down his job. ‘I cook chicken for a living,’ he would say. And on the surface, that was true. Mr. Cathy, who died on [9/8] at 93, was by all appearances a humble Christian man from Georgia with little education who sold a simple sandwich: a breaded, boneless chicken breast on a soft, white, buttered bun with nothing more than a couple of pickles for garnish.”
The south has boasted some very prominent entrepreneurs, from our industry’s own Corky Coker, to Sam Walton, who began the Walmart chain, and Cathy just to name a few. The New York Times article continued, “He was really part of that generation that was our version of the Rockefellers, or Henry Ford,” said William Ferris, a director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.” You can check out the full article here.
Upon finishing that article we found ourselves on www.wsbtv.com, an Atlanta-based news station. They published an article titled, “Chick-fil-A founder was Wild About Cars.” Inside was a gallery of Cathy and his pristine collection courtesy of Atlanta photographer, Pouya Dianat.
One caption read, “Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy strolls down the tightly packed aisles of his car collection at his home in Hampton. Among his collection are several Rolls Royce, an authentic Batmobile, and other rare vehicles.”
As to what the family will decide to do with Truett’s collection, only time will tell. Check out the full gallery of S. Truett Cathy’s car collection here. Power Automedia sends out its deepest condolences to his loved ones.