Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc., the nations' second-largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain (based on sales), currently more than 1,200 restaurants in 38 states and Washington, D.C. Credited with inventing the chicken sandwich and first introducing the chicken nugget concept, Chick-fil-A serves nutritious and freshly prepared food products in malls, free-standing units, drive thru-only outlets, Chick-fil-A Dwarf House® and Truett's Grill® full-service restaurants, and through licensed outlets in college campuses, hospitals, airports, businesses and industrial sites.
In 2003, Chick-fil-A reported system-wide sales of more than $1.53 billion, and will sustain it's 37-year streak of consecutive sales gains with a 2004 performance expected to top 14 percent overall growth. Chick-fil-A is a 10-time recipient of Restaurants & Institutions magazine's Choice In Chains Customer Satisfaction award and, as reported in the October 2004 edition of QSR magazine, the chain has been recognized for the third consecutive year as having the "Best Drive-Thru in America." – less