Cathy is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc., the second-largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the nation. Cathy began his career in 1946 when he and his brother opened The Dwarf Grill in Atlanta. In 1967, the first Chick-fil-A restaurant opened in Atlanta's Greenbrier Shopping Center. Today, there are 1,340 Chick-fil-A restaurants located in 37 states and Washington, D.C. Cathy built his life and business based on hard work, humanity and Christian principles. These principles are the basis for the company's "closed on Sunday" policy. He also founded the WinShape Foundation that provides long-term foster care, camp and retreat facilities and scholarships for students wishing to attend Berry College.