Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People: Doing Business the Chick-fil-A Way

Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People: Doing Business the Chick-fil-A Way

S. Truett Cathy / Sep 16, 2019

Eat Mor Chikin Inspire More People Doing Business the Chick fil A Way Truett Cathy is a real life Horatio Alger story He grew up in a boarding house his mother operated where he learned the principles of hard work fairness honesty loyalty and respect When he opened

  • Title: Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People: Doing Business the Chick-fil-A Way
  • Author: S. Truett Cathy
  • ISBN: 9781929619085
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Truett Cathy is a real life Horatio Alger story He grew up in a boarding house his mother operated, where he learned the principles of hard work, fairness, honesty, loyalty, and respect When he opened a small restaurant in 1946 with his brother Ben, he put those principles to work and immediately began to experience their rewards Twenty one years later Truett Cathy openTruett Cathy is a real life Horatio Alger story He grew up in a boarding house his mother operated, where he learned the principles of hard work, fairness, honesty, loyalty, and respect When he opened a small restaurant in 1946 with his brother Ben, he put those principles to work and immediately began to experience their rewards Twenty one years later Truett Cathy opened the first Chick fil A restaurant, which was unique in America in two ways it served the first boneless breast chicken sandwich, and it was the first fast food restaurant to operate in a shopping mall Today there are than 1,000 Chick fil A restaurants with than 1 billion in sales annually Truett Cathy has achieved his success while living the life of a servant leader From the age of eight, when he iced down the Cokes he was selling at his front yard drink stand and saw the resulting growth in sales, he has sought ways to please customers That attitude is evident today at each Chick fil A restaurant, where Operators and team members have been inspired by the founder s commitment to others Truett Cathy s commitment reaches far beyond the people who work and eat in his restaurants Through the WinShape Centre Foundation, funded by Chick fil A, he operates foster homes for than 120 children, sponsors a summer camp for than 1,600 children, and has provided college scholarships for than 15,000 students In Eat Mor Chikin Inspire More People, Truett Cathy challenges readers to focus on people and principles Then good success will surely follow.

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      • S. Truett Cathy

        S Truett Cathy is a real life Horatio Alger story Growing up in a boardinghouse his mother operated during the Great Depression, he learned the principles of hard work, honesty, loyalty, and respect When he opened a small restaurant in 1946 with his brother Ben, he put those principles to work and immediately began to experience rewards Over two decades later, Cathy opened his first Chick fil A restaurant, which was unique in America in two ways it served the first boneless breast chicken sandwich, and it was the first fast food restaurant to operate in a shopping mall Today, the than 1,000 Chick fil A restaurants boast than 3 billion in sales annually while adhering to a policy previously unknown in the fast food business Chick fil A is closed on Sundays Along with his wife, Jeanette, Cathy is also the founder of the WinShape Centre Foundation, which offers college scholarships, summer camps for children, a marriage retreat center, and homes for than 130 foster children The Cathys live in the Atlanta area.


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    1. I added this to my reading list long before the Chick-fil-A gay marriage brouhaha, simply because the advertising geek in me has long been interested in the company's marketing genius. Those crazy cows! :) You have to give them that. I also deeply respect their commitment to remaining closed on Sundays, providing scholarships and other opportunities for young people, and providing good food in a clean and pleasant environment. Fast food restaurants everywhere have a LOT to learn from Chick-fil-A [...]


    2. Quick read. Very interesting story. Couple quotes I like: "A business neither fails nor succeeds, it's people [that fail or succeeds]" and also, "Take advantage of unexpected opportunities. "



    3. S. Truett Cathy was the founder of Chick-fil-A. In this book he tells his own story, with a primary emphasis on the founding and growth of the now famous fast-food chain. It is a quintessentially American tale, as Cathy comes from humble beginnings in rural Georgia, works hard at a number of jobs, discovers an entrepreneurial instinct in himself and eventually finds success, all the while sticking true to his values. Rags to riches. The American Dream.In the midst of the personal and business st [...]


    4. Let me start by saying that I have never been to Chik-fil-a. Never. It's not that I wouldn't try it. It is just that I have never chosen it when given options. Needless to say I appreciate the Christian background of this restaurant. I appreciate it that it is closed on Sundays. I wish others would follow suit. I couldn't help but feel throughout this book that Mr. Cathy was just patting himself on the back for all that he has accomplished. Don't get me wrong this man is amazing in what he has d [...]


    5. I enjoyed learning the history of Chick-fil-A. I also loved hearing about why Cathy’s company is so successful. I am a public school teacher. I will definitely use some of his principles for work ethic with my students. Cathy had a heart for children. I believe God has blessed Chick-fil-A because of his sincere heart. This is a good read for anyone in leadership, restaurant or other. It is a good play book for how others should be treated.


    6. A quick and delightful read. Written from the heart. Wish more business leaders were like Mr. Truett Cathy. Unwavering in his principles and values. Honoring Christ, his wife, his family, his extended family. Trusting his people is that they will do what's right. Building people up from young age. Loving foster children and never giving up on their transformation, all through making chicken sandwiches.


    7. One of my reading goals for February is to read several books on business and economics. A recent spiritual gifts inventory reminded me that administration & business-model thinking does not come naturally to me. Considering my job title includes the word “administrator”, I am constantly seeking new ways to stretch myself so that I can better position the School of Performing Arts to be successful for the glory of God!What better place to start than with the autobiography of the founder [...]


    8. S. Truett Cathy is not only a great business man but he is indeed a great godly man. If you want to learn more about Mr. Truett and more about the beginning of Chick-fil-A then this is the book for you. I trust you will enjoy the quotes from this book:The lesson that is continually reinforced in me is that to take advantage of unexpected opportunities, we must leave ourselves available. If we had set lofty long-range goals for our company’s [Chick-fil-A’s] growth, our capital might have been [...]


    9. Eat Mor chicken was written by Truett Cathy. Truett Cathy was the inventor of chick-fil-a. The purpose in writing this book was so that her could inspire more people about chick-fil-a. Another purpose was to show how his restaurants were made and his life. This book that her wrote he put his whole heart into it. In Eat Mor Chicken he showed how passionate he was about his restaurants. He was passionate about all of his businesses and he wrote this book on them and how they came to be. All of the [...]


    10. This book is a really good example of what it takes to open up your own business. It shows that it takes dedication, time, energy, and a lot of work to put in, to be able to make it successful. S. Truett Cathy, has been able to show how every single problem or challenge that may come up, can be overcome or avoided making the right decisions, and making a business that people will remember you in a good way. He also encourages that you should take advantage of unexpected offers, and focus on shor [...]


    11. I have been seeking some solid business (and self-management) advice from a person with solid character with a focus on more than money and prestige. This is a wonderful book for that goal. A biography fused with a business book, I can easily recommend this one. One of the biggest pieces of advice Cathy gives is taking opportunities as they come, a principle greatly reflected through "Eat Mor Chikin". This got him through childhood, kept his first restaurant running, and allowed him to take upon [...]


    12. This is an awe inspiring, motivating and, at times, tearful book of the efforts of Truett Cathy to create Chik-fil-A.Cathy is thorough throughout. Building from the restaurants from the beginning and ending with how the restaurants deal with new technology, etc. He expands upon their charity work and so how much they have put into guiding young people. From what is written, you know there is far more behind what they did to be successful with young lives and their business. Some of the children' [...]


    13. S. Truett Cathy has made a huge impact on the US fast food world. The founder of Chick-fil-A restaurants, he has not only made a difference in the business world, but he has also made a big impact for Christianity. His book is subtitled "Doing Business the Chick-fil-A Way" and I think this is very encapsulating. He relates his entire career in this book starting with his first restaurant, the Dwarf House. He chronicles how he developed his business practices that make the Chick-fil-A franchise f [...]


    14. Read this for work as I'm currently working with Chick-fil-A and I have to say that Truett Cathy is a pretty amazing individual. I wish I had half of his work ethic and gumption, and I want him to be my grandpa. Such a tender heart, and really cares about people (of course I'm saying this never met him, just based on the events of this book), but his vision for how to run a business and what to keep important in your life is inspirational. No one can dispute how well the brand is doing, and I li [...]


    15. Truett Cathy is a man of great conviction, focus, and wisdom. He knows what God wants him to do and he doesn't stray from it. He sees the world in black and white and doesn't complicate things like most of us do. He just has a deep sense of right and wrong. It is refreshing to see someone run a company that does many things that most would say are risky. What fast food business owner would be willing to throw away 1/7th of their revenue by being closed on Sunday and trust that God will provide? [...]


    16. Absolutely amazing book. I have always enjoyed a chicken sandwich here and the atmosphere of the restaurant. I also respect the owner by always sticking to his principles. But after reading this book my level of respect has soared upward. He is creating more than business and profits but a legacy that will last many years. What he has done for people over the years, it's the example that we should be talking more about in the news. Truett shows the fruit of what happens when you truly surrender [...]


    17. I just finished Eat Mor Chikin. I read it over a two day period, but it really could be finished in one setting. It is a sort of biography interspersed with life lessons, maxims, and personal stories. I enjoyed the back story and the peek into the business of Chick Fil A but overall it was not well written and did not flow very well. As a business book its not very good, but as a conversation with Mr Cathy it is inspirational. I am glad I read it. My favorite quote was, "lives can be changed if [...]


    18. "Lives can be changed if we say the right thing at the right time with the right spirit." ~ S. Truett Cathy, Eat Mor Chikin, Inspire More PeopleThis book writes like an autobiography. S. (Which is an abbreviation for his first name Samuel) Truett shares how he started with his first restaurant to building a multi-billion dollar business. He also speaks to his philanthropic work with children in foster homes and his work as a Sunday school teacher. Good counsel can be found in this book for anyon [...]


    19. I think if this book was just a book about Truett Cathy's life, I would have enjoyed it more. I think he did an amazing job with the company and hiring great people to help him, but this book seemed preachy and to a point, maybe even condescending, I'm a Christian, but I didn't enjoy all his points because it seemed like so many of his stories put him in such a perfect light. I like to read about real people who share their internal struggles as well as their circumstancial hardships. I did get [...]


    20. I rarely read biographies, but decided to read Mr. Cathy's following his death this week. What an inspiring story it is! Mr. Cathy's life is marked by a commitment to his Christian faith, hard work, a high level of integrity, a priority on family, and of course delicious chicken. As a long time Chick-fil-A fan and entrepreneur, Truett's story is a reminder to keep the important things first, to honor God in all of life, and do my best every day.


    21. Inspiring!! I absolutely love this story. Truett's heart is as big as the universe and everyone he has touched and is still touching today, has felt it. His passion for helping and seeing people better themselves should be the standard for how we help each other. I gave this book to my kids to read and I can't wait for their feedback. I'm hoping it will inspire them to be their best and give of themselves in this way.


    22. Read this to my kids, 6 and 9 for school. Though I wondered how we would get through a business-type book, I was completely surprised. They absolutely loved the stories of Mr. Cathy's childhood. From selling bottled Coca-cola in his yard to paper route, he was an extremely hard worker, and,even then, dedicated to customer service. A great book to read to your kids about the power of hard work, and of staying true to yourself.


    23. This is such an inspiring book. The world needs more people like Mr. Cathy, whose motivation was his love of God and love of people, especially children. This book explains the success he has enjoyed through simply listening to God, doing what He says, and making that the point of his life. This book is filled with love.


    24. Eat Mor Chikin is a book that spells out how to run a business that honors your values/commitments and perseveres through trials in order to succeed the right way. I highly recommend this book to those who want to start a business without compromising their values. Truett Cathy was able to build one of the most successful fast food chains on a foundation that is solid as well as delicious!


    25. Truly remarkable. I was speechless when I finished the book. It gave me an incite to truly endeavor to see the world from a different perspective. S. Cathy was an unforgettable man, as you can see once you read this book. He is an inspiring individual that shall never be forgotten. May he rest in peace forever and ever.


    26. I received this during a customer loyalty forum at which Tim Tassopoulos (mentioned in the book) presented. Cathy demonstrates how his lifelong adherence to principles and stable priorities has yielded success. His total commitment to succeeding in business and in making a difference in young lives is inspiring.


    27. Cute. A one-day read. I am not much smarter after reading this, but it was interesting to read about his really strong convictions and some of the unique-to-Chik-Fil-A ideas and policies within the company. I liked that this seems to be a company that is not, in any way, run off of greed. A lot of other companies could learn a lot about their plans for slow, extremely deliberate expansion.


    28. S. Truett Cathy is perhaps among the most humble modern-day entrepreneurs. His selflessness and wisdom were a treat to read about in "Eat Mor Chikin." I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about general business practicums and how they launched a normal guy from Georgia into a worldwide franchise success story.


    29. This was a good, quick, pretty light read. It was interesting and inspiring to find out more detail about the great rise to success enjoyed by this godly man and his family. He is certainly very committed to God and devoted to his family, which extends to many foster children. Very much worth the read!


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