"I've experienced poverty and plenty and there's a lesson to be learned when you're brought up in poverty," he said in 2007, AP reported. "I had to create some good work habits and attitude."
Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy dies, age 93 →
The Sunday closings were "the best business decision I ever made," Mr. Cathy said.
EDITORIAL: Chick-fil-A founder's values menu →