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A look at Dan Cathy’s incredible tenure at Chick-fil-A

The chain’s soon-to-be-former CEO stumbled into a gay marriage controversy that sticks with the chain to this day, but RB’s The Bottom Line says its devotion to culture and service has been the key to its remarkable growth.

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