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S. Truett Cathy’s Birthday

Samuel Truett Cathy is the founder of the nation’s second largest fast food chicken restaurant, Chik-fil-A.

Cathy was born on March 14, 1921 in Eatonton, Georgia. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and upon his release he and his brother opened the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. This later transformed into the Chik-fil-A we know and love today.

Happy 92nd Birthday S. Truett Cathy!

Sources: Truett Cathy, Wikipedia

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National Fried Chicken Day

July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day!

We all know that fried chicken isn’t the healthiest food, but everyone gets a free pass to indulge in its crispy, juicy goodness on National Fried Chicken Day.  Tonight, serve your family the traditional American meal of fried chicken, complete with your choice of rice, corn, biscuits, mashed potatoes,  coleslaw, green beans or potato salad.

New to frying? Learn how to make the perfect fried chickenHome-Made-Fried-Chicken-Wings-2008 – tender and juicy on the inside, crispy and golden on the outside – at Allrecipes.com. Once you’re a master fryer, try out one of these fried chicken recipes:

Southern Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken Tenders

Chicken Fried Chicken

Japanese-Style Deep Fried Chicken

Did You Know…fried chicken originated in Europe? The idea of fried chicken came from Scottish immigrants, who deep-fried chicken in fat. However, African slaves who worked as cooks enhanced the flavor of the Scots’ deep-fried chicken with seasonings and spices, creating the southern-style fried chicken that remains a staple meal in America, particularly in the south.

 

Sources: punchbowl.com, theultimateholidaysite.com, wikipedia.com
Photo Source: Kham Tran - www.khamtran.com, via Wikimedia Commons
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May 4th is International Respect for Chickens Day

While our relationship with the chicken is very convoluted, we decided to take a kinder approach to appreciating our feathered friends.

Elizabeth, who heads the third-party accounts in the our marketing department made this great origami-chicken video. My personal favorite part about her creation is that it actually lays an egg at the end.

Video below:

The holiday is an organized protest by the United Poultry Concerns to celebrate the dignity, beauty and life of chickens and to protest the bleakness of their lives in farming operations.

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