Since 1973, Chick-fil-A has awarded $75 million in scholarships to more than 53,000 restaurant Team Members. Last year alone, Chick-fil-A awarded over 6,000 Team Members with a collective $15.34 million in scholarships.
What’s the secret? You could say it’s in the sauce.
The effort began back in 1955, when Chick-fil-A’s founder, Truett Cathy, set a mayonnaise jar on his restaurant counter to help raise funds for Team Member Eddie White to pursue his lifelong dream of a college education.
One mayonnaise jar soon gave way to Chick-fil-A’s dedication to provide educational assistance for Team Members across the United States.
With every retail purchase, 100% of the royalties Chick-fil-A receives will go to Scholarship America to benefit Team Members’ educational endeavors.