The Washington Post looks at the top fast-food chicken restraurant - and the secret of success from taking a day of rest.
The closed-on-Sundays policy has become a perennial business-trade target because of the potential billions of dollars in lost sales, but it also has been a rallying point for diners who see the policy as a rare big-business show of faith. Cathy stood firm, calling it “the best business decision I ever made.” (He shared other nuggets of wisdom in books like “How Did You Do It, Truett?”.)
The chicken chain’s U.S. sales soared to more than $5 billion last year, besting KFC’s $4.22 billion — a clear rout, considering Col. Sanders’s chicken is so much easier to find, according to data from QSR, a trade publication about the fast-food industry. There were 1,775 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the United States last year, mostly in the South, compared with 4,491 KFCs. The average Chick-fil-A earned $3.2 million last year, three times more than the average KFC, QSR said.