During one of his all-nighters lying on the kitchen floor and using his arm as a pillow, Cathy decided that his own employees -- including himself -- needed a guaranteed day off every weekend, lest they lose their chicken-slingin' minds.
"It's really about getting that work-life balance right. And that was so important then, and is still probably even more important now in the way the Cathy family continues to run their business," Morgan said. "And even if you aren't open 24/7, running a business is still a 24/7 job."
The Dwarf Grill -- Cathy’s spiritual predecessor to Chick-fil-A -- opened in 1946 in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville. The first bona-fide and branded “Chick-fil-A” didn’t open till ‘67, in the food court of the Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta, Georgia. It's been growing since. But not on Sundays.