In the Great Depression, you bought something if you had the cash to buy it.
We tell applicants, 'If you don't intend to be here for life, you needn't apply.'
I had to create some good work habits and attitude.
Chick-fil-A is what it is today because of its people, purpose and product.
I cook chicken for a living.
I had a low image of myself because I was brought up in the deep Depression.
I have always encouraged my restaurant operators and team members to give back to the local community.
I have people say, 'I'll come to work for you for free,' and I tell my employees they have to compete with that.
I struggled to get through high school. I didn't get to go to college. But it made me realize you can do anything if you want to bad enough.
I'd be resentful if shareholders who don't know the business tried to tell me what to do.
I'd like to be remembered as one who kept my priorities in the right order.
I've experienced poverty and plenty, and there's a lesson to be learned when you're brought up in poverty.
If a man can't manage his own life, he can't manage a business.
If it took seven days to make a living with a restaurant, then we needed to be in some other line of work.
If you have debt, you have to worry about it. I would challenge each of you to try to be debt-free.
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