SOURCE: Chick-fil-A


October 20, 2009 05:00 ET

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy to Host Free "Live. Love. Lead." Seminars in Orlando

Unique Events Feature Free Dinner and Insight Into How Chick-fil-A's Philosophy Can Work for Individuals

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, son of the chain's founder, Truett Cathy, will host two dinner presentations Oct. 27 and 29 in metro Orlando, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of the corporation's unique vision and business philosophy in a program titled "Live. Love. Lead."

The events feature a free Chick-fil-A dinner followed by a high-energy multi-media presentation by Cathy and other guests highlighting the importance of caring for yourself and your relationships while stepping forward to lead.

Debuting for the first time in the Southeast, Live. Love. Lead. incorporates basic philosophies and practices that Chick-fil-A has effectively used to grow and maintain a successful quick-service restaurant chain with more than 1,470 locations. Cathy believes the principles are universal truths that can help make anyone happier, more successful and an effective leader and encourager.

"We are so excited about these two events in Orlando," said Cathy, who will be joined by experts in a variety of fields during the presentations. "First, we'll talk about taking care of yourself. We think it's time that a fast-food chain talks about health and wellness."

The event will also feature discussion and suggestions about strengthening family relationships and keeping them healthy and positive. Finally, Cathy will focus on using influence for good in the family, workplace and community.

"We want to talk about making a positive difference where we live, work or play," said Cathy. "It's about using our lives to have a positive, encouraging influence on others."

The presentations will be held Oct. 27 at Calvary Assembly of God, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park, and Oct. 29 at First Baptist Church Orlando, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando. Dinner will be served at both events at 5 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. Both are free to the public but require tickets that are available at or any Orlando-area Chick-fil-A restaurant.

About Chick-fil-A, Inc.

In 2008 Chick-fil-A, Inc. reached more than $2.96 billion in sales, representing a 12.17 percent increase over the chain's 2007 overall sales performance, as well as a 4.59 percent same-store sales increase. It is the 41st consecutive year of sales growth for the chain, which plans to add 80 locations this year, including 69 stand-alone restaurants, one mall retail outlet, and 10 licensed outlets in non-traditional locations such as college campuses. This year, the chain also will spend millions of reinvestment dollars in existing business markets to remodel and re-design 65 stand-alone and shopping mall outlets across the country. More information about Chick-fil-A is available on the chain's websites, located at,, or

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