The Story of the Luau
With more than 1700 restaurants and 50 years under his belt, Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy opened Truett’s Luau in December of 2013
At the age of 92, Truett wanted his last project to be a special restaurant with an environment focused on having fun and celebrating life with family and friends. For Truett, that brought to mind Hawaiian Luaus.
Nearly every piece of décor used in the restaurant was handpicked by Truett himself. Throughout the planning and building process, Truett made frequent trips to the site to ensure everything was in line with his vision to “bring Hawaii to Fayetteville.”
Started with Truett’s notes and doodles on a 3×5 index card, this Restaurant has now become the largest in the Chick-fil-A portfolio at 8,000 square feet, providing guests with a one of a kind experience that combines the hospitality driven spirit of Chick-fil-A with the casual, family loving essence of Hawaii.
A Message from Our Host, Doug Mickey
Aloha, and welcome to Truett’s Luau! Over the last several years I have had the pleasure of working with S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-Fil-A, towards his dream of creating a Chick-fil-A restaurant with a Hawaiian twist. Helping Truett achieve his dream of bringing a little bit of Hawaii to Fayetteville has been the highlight of my 33+ year career with Chick-fil-A. So if you are looking for the Hawaiian experience without the plane ticket, be sure to come visit the Luau!