The secret recipe for the Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich is hidden in a safe at the Chick-fil-A home office in Atlanta. Originally created as a quick way to prepare chicken for shift workers, the Chick-fil-A sandwich was brought to the people in 1964, and served at the Dwarf House and as they say, the rest is history.
Baby boomers, who grew up eating Chick-fil-A and still love the restaurant can get an inside look at the history of the iconic Georgia business by taking part in a Chick-fil-A Backstage Tour.
The tour offers an authentic storytelling experience inspired by the fascinating history, culture and values of the company. Born before the Great Depression, Truett Cathy began his entrepreneurial career at the age of 8, selling bottled Coca-Colas in front of his home. From there he became a highly successful restaurateur and launched one of the most successful chicken restaurant chains in the U.S. Established in the 1960s, Chick-fil-A has more than 2,700 restaurants across the country and is the number one chicken restaurant chain in America.
For details on the tours, visit https://tours.chick-fil-a.com. The Original Tour is $10 per person, plus tax, and The Deluxe Tour is $20, per person, plus tax. Visitors on The Original Tour learn the history of Chick-fil-A founder, S. Truett Cathy and the core value of the company, as well as visit the History Museum and Truett’s Office to learn how it all began. The Deluxe Tour offers all of that, plus a visit to the Car Museum and a shuttle ride to see new product development in “The Kitchen,” as well as a visit to the Nest, also known as the training center.
Original Tours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and Deluxe Tours are offered Mondays and Fridays and all of them take place at the Chick-fil-A Support Center, located at 5200 Buffington Road in Atlanta.