The ‘A’ in the name is pronounced as the letter A making the Fil-A sound as filet. It is an American fast food chain. It was founded in the year 1946 in Hapeville, Georgia and the first franchise opened in 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia. It is currently headquartered in College Park, Georgia, United States and they are into sandwiches and chicken entrees. They have around 1,614 restaurants in 39 states and are looking to expand into Philippines, Mexico and Southern California.