The daughter of Chick-fil-A’s founder and author of “A Quiet Strength: The Life and Legacy of Jeannette M.
Cathy”, Trudy Cathy White said on a FOX Business interview that she wanted to shed some light on her mother, who she claims was the family’s “unseen hero.”
“A lot of people know my dad Truett Cathy as the founder of Chick-fil-A, but very few people have heard my mom’s story,” White told Maria Bartiromo on “Mornings with Maria.
” “She was a remarkable lady.She really significantly impacted my dad’s life, our family’s life and the business. ”
Trudy Cathy White says she aims to help those to better understand that “behind everything is always something that is unseen.”
The book memoir provides readers a behind-the-scenes look of the Cathy family by detailing Jeannette Cathy’s life from growing up in the period of the Great Depression to founding one of the fastest-growing fast-food chains in America.
S. Truett Cathy founded and opened his first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta in 1967. As the time passed, the fast food chain’s boneless chicken sandwich propelled Chick-fil-A’s expansion to more than 1,800 outlets in 39 states and the nation’s capital.
“Jeannette can do and has done anything and everything. All I ever did was put a piece of chicken between a buttered bun!” S. Truett Cathy said often, according to Amazon’s book’s description.
The memoir discussed how the family built an empire based on biblical principles, and is one of the top new releases on Amazon.
When White is asked on what drives Chick-fil-A’s success: “We have always tried to honor God through our business. We feel like biblical principals are what guides us in our business practices every day, and so that is where we really claim our success.”
She also added that the company’s success can also be attributed to its staff.
“We have people that enjoy serving others. We are so appreciative of our local operators and our team members that genuinely say ‘it is my pleasure to serve you,'” she told Bartorimo.
Trudy Cathy White currently serves as a brand ambassador. The book, which was first released for pre-orders last week, will officially available for order Tuesday.