About Chick-fil-A Parker
Don graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1984. After a 10-year career serving our country as a Naval Flight Officer, he resigned his commission and began work as a production manager for Fresh Express. Inc. Throughout both his Navy and business careers, Don had an entrepreneurial itch. That itch was finally scratched when he and his wife, Wendy, opened Chick-fil-A Parker on May 9, 2002.
As the owner/operator of Chick-fil-A Parker, Don is passionate about using his business to give back to the Parker community. Whether it’s empowering young students through Chick-fil-A Leader Academy or being a means of support and blessing during times of trial or tragedy, he loves to use his platform to benefit Parker.
“I love being part of the fabric of the Parker community — the community that blesses me daily,” says Don. “I am privileged to live, work, worship and enjoy a small town where folks want to get to know each other, and I get to serve and bless my Parker neighbors every day. That’s FUN.”
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.