About Chick-fil-A Greeley
During the mid 1980s, Ken had the privilege of watching a friend and veteran Operator create a great work environment, where he had a positive influence on his team and his guests.
In 1990, Ken decided to pursue this venture and applied to be a Chick-fil-A Operator. Ten years later, he had the honor of opening the third freestanding Chick-fil-A restaurant in Colorado. He chose Chick-fil-A because it is a brand that he believes in, and a business model that allows him to work hard and be rewarded for his ability to lead a remarkable team to greatness.
Though he runs a “for profit” business, Ken doesn’t want to approach each day with profits as the end goal. Rather, he likes to get up each day excited about providing opportunities for his team members and creating an exceptional guest experience.
He loves to serve his team, and he feels privileged to serve the Greeley community.
“When we do this right, consistently, great things will happen.”
Why We’re Closed on Sundays
Our founder, Truett Cathy, made the decision to close on Sundays in 1946 when he opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia. Having worked seven days a week in restaurants open 24 hours, Truett saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose — a practice we uphold today.
“To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A.”
S. Truett Cathy
1921 – 2014
Chick-fil-A, Inc., Founder S. Truett Cathy died Sept. 8, 2014, at age 93. Cathy started the business in 1946, when he and his brother, Ben, opened an Atlanta diner known as The Dwarf Grill (later renamed The Dwarf House®). Through the years, that restaurant prospered and led Cathy to further the success of his business. In 1967, Cathy founded and opened the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta’s Greenbriar Shopping Center. Today, Chick-fil-A has the highest same-store sales and is the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States based on annual system-wide sales.
Truett was the author of six books and was a committed philanthropist dedicated to making a difference in the lives of youth. He was the recipient of countless awards over the years, both for his business acumen and for his charity. With his wife of 65 years, Jeannette McNeil Cathy, he led a life that was centered on biblical principles and family, and is survived by his sons Dan T. and Don “Bubba” Cathy; daughter Trudy Cathy White; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.