Friday, January 16, 2009

Why I Love Chick-fil-A

One of the unimportant, but beneficial nonetheless, deciding factors of me moving to Atlanta was access to the foods, restaurants and stores I love. Trader Joes…check! El Pollo Loco…check! IKEA…check! Ulta…check! Torrid…check! I was happy to discover that there are 76 locations of Chick-fil-A in the Atlanta Metro area. I’ve mentioned it here in there in the past, but CFA is my favorite fast food chain (followed up by Burgerville USA in WA and OR…best sweet potato fries EVER) My friend Emily even gave me a CFA gift card for Christmas.

Why I love Chick-fil-A:

All of their menu items are under 500 calories (with the exception of the hand-spun shakes, which are phenomenally delicious at 700ish calories)

They have a good breakfast menu – Offerings of sausage or chicken biscuits, bagels and burritos, and the best fresh fruit cup in the fast food industry

Their menu is fairly simple, but you can get BBQ, Polynesian, and several other sauces to dress your sandwiches

Waffle-cut fries. ‘Nuff said!

Their ads are clever, and they have a funny calendar each year chock full of coupons

They offer more diet drinks than just Diet Coke. Particularly Diet Dr. Pepper. And although I don’t drink it, I love seeing people’s reactions when they talk about the CFA sweet tea (*cough* Erin!)

They’ve stuck with their commitment to stay closed on Sundays

When I lived in Michigan, our closest location was 55 miles away in a mall in Toledo, OH. The times we went, we loved the food…but it wasn’t the same as going to a freestanding location. Now we live just around the corner from a triple-drive-thru location of CFA. It’s been invaluable these past two weeks while we’ve been living in our new home with no dishes. Let me hear you…who loves CFA?


Rachel said...

Confession: I've never been. But you're not the first to recommend it so I guess I should give it a shot. What would you recommend I get?

Nicole said...

For breakfast, the chicken, egg, and cheese bagel. For lunch/dinner, the original CFA sandwich with some polynesian sauce. I also love the Chicken and Fruit Salad. And the cookies and cream milkshake is delicious!

Rachel said...

I Love CFA! I had withdrawals when I lived in way upstate NY. I also had DrPepper withdrawals but that's another story!:) I think that CFA was "born" in Georgia. That's probably why there are so many there! In high school I would drive through CFA in the mornings and get a sausage egg and cheese on a regular bun! Yum! And Polynesian...I'm getting hungry now!

Mandy said...

I had it for lunch:)

sarahbclark! said...

i LOVE chick-fil-a. mmm. i wish there was one around here.

Jennette said...

I like CFA! It brings back memories of my freshman year of college. I was on the on-campus meal plan but CFA was one of the few decent options. The selection was pretty small but I fell in love with their honey mustard. After trying the honey mustard,my life would never be the same...

Nicole said...

I too love their honey mustard. It's my dressing of choice on my chicken and fruit salad. It's better than most honey mustard sauces. Emory has a CFA on campus, and when I was there yesterday the line was around the corner.

Misty said...

I grew up in Alabama, with Chick-fil-A being a staple. When I moved to Nevada in 2001 and realized that they didn't exist there, I was horrified! Now I am back down in the SE and there is a Chick-fil-A within 5 miles of my house :)

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