Tucked into an Atlanta suburb sit a culinary landmark—the first Chick-Fil-A to ever serve increase a chicken sandwich.

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S. Truett Cathy and his brother Ben opened up the tiny red-roofed restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia, in 1946. While it was originally dubbed the Dwarf Grill, that was later renamed the Dwarf House, which has stuck ever since. There Cathy experiment variations ~ above chicken sandwiches, serving them approximately customers and also asking because that feedback. Shortly he stumbled on a recipe an excellent enough come build whole fast food chain around.


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While Cathy's chicken sandwiches are now sold at over 2,000 restaurants throughout the country, the little Dwarf residence restaurant is tho special—and it's still open up today, making the a mandatory pit avoid for every Chick-Fil-A supervisor fans. It's basic to avoid in, too, due to the fact that unlike the typical Chick-Fil-A, the Dwarf residence is open 24 hrs a work from 6 a.m. Monday morning to 10 afternoon Saturday night. The is closed on Sundays, though, since it is quiet a Chick-Fil-A.


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That said, the Dwarf home is quite unlike any other Chick-Fil-A you've visited. Very first of all, there's table organization where guest seat in tiny booths and are handed copies of the chain's original menu, i beg your pardon is an ext akin to a diner than what you obtain at your average fast food joint. Sure, girlfriend can uncover the initial chicken sandwich, yet there's also BLTs, something referred to as the Midnight Sandwich (it's a ham and also cheese), coconut icebox pie, and also the renowned Hot Brown, a toasted chicken sandwich drowned in gravy and also cheese. There are southern sides too, including macaroni and cheese, cornbread, collard greens, deep-fried okra, and candy-pecan topped sweet potato soufflé, no one of which are available at Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide. And also despite what the chain's long-time anti-beef advertising campaign might indicate, the restaurant likewise offers steaks and hamburgers, which have been on the menu due to the fact that the beginning.


While anyone who makes It to the Dwarf home has access to the initial 1946 menu, only a select couple of have accessibility to the original 1946 Dwarf residence menu prices. The elite group of Chick-Fil-A fans who room granted entry come the "Blue Menu" club are hand selected by the Cathy family and they space a an extremely select bunch—only two have actually been awarded special menu accessibility in the critical 20 years. As soon as they do the cut, they can order a hamburger for 15 cents, a steak plate for 65 cents, and also a cup that coffee for simply a nickel.

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Whether you're paying 1946 price or 2018 ones, though, there room plenty of factors to visit the Dwarf House. There's a factor customers have actually been pulling up to the small restaurant since 1946 and it's not simply chicken sandwiches.