- Meet Brad Nichols -

Operator Chick-fil-A Helena


Welcome to my Chick-fil-A restaurant in Helena, AL. This community and this business are two of my passions. I want to ensure your visit is always one to remember through our dedication to genuinely serving you and offering the best quality food in the cleanest and safest environment, as we strive to be the best part of your day.

This is a special place to my wife Holly and I as we were raised in Birmingham, AL. We are blessed to be able to raise our children in and around this amazing culture, community, and restaurant. We are not here to just serve Chick-fil-A food items, rather we strive to be a vital part of Helena and a place of restoration through our intentionality and care.

While I am part of a large brand, I am able to support the business best through my local presence with a local perspective as the Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Helena. I am thankful for the opportunity to support my staff and their families to help them fulfill their ambitions. I am passionate about developing leaders and an influential business in a local community. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing my staff thrive and grow as they serve and care for our community and Guests.

I love meeting people in our community, so if you happen to see me around the restaurant please feel free to introduce yourself so we can get acquainted. I look forward to meeting and serving you soon!


S. Truett Cathy


Chick-fil-A, Inc., Founder S. Truett Cathy died Sept. 8, 2014, at age 93. Cathy started the business in 1946, when he and his brother, Ben, opened an Atlanta diner known as The Dwarf Grill (later renamed The Dwarf House®). Through the years, that restaurant prospered and led Cathy to further the success of his business. In 1967, Cathy founded and opened the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta’s Greenbriar Shopping Center. Today, Chick-fil-A has the highest same-store sales and is the largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States based on annual system-wide sales.

Cathy was the author of six books and was a committed philanthropist dedicated to making a difference in the lives of youth. He was the recipient of countless awards over the years, both for his business acumen and for his charity. With his wife of 65 years, Jeannette McNeil Cathy, he led a life that was centered on biblical principles and family, and is survived by his sons Dan T. and Don “Bubba” Cathy; daughter Trudy Cathy White; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.


Why We're Closed On Sundays


Our founder, Truett Cathy, made the decision to close on Sundays in 1946 when he opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia. Having worked seven days a week in restaurants open 24 hours, Truett saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and tend to ideals he deemed more important than business–a practice we uphold today.