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The Dwarf House: the Original Chick-fil-A


More than a decade before inventing the world-famous Chick-fil-A sandwich, Truett Cathy opened his first restaurant – the Dwarf Grill – with his younger brother, Ben.

The 1946 opening day’s sales amounted to $58.20. Later renamed Dwarf House, Dwarf Grill opened a second location in Forest Park, which burned down in 1960. This event, along with the discovery of a powerful pressure-cooker the following year, led to the birth of Chick-fil-A, which had $6 billion in sales in 2015.

In addition to the original Hapeville location, there are 11 other Dwarf House restaurants in Atlanta.

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