Okay, I know this is going to look a little biased since my husband works there and all. But I am falling hard for Chick-fil-A.
We actually started liking the restaurant before my husband’s job there. If you’ve never tried it (what are you waiting for??) here are 5 reasons I think you should. (No particular order.)
1. The food is fresh. Lemonade from freshly squeezed lemons. Chicken that tastes and looks like a chicken breast you’d cook at home. (Or better if you cook chicken like I do.) Out-of-the-park salads. I have friends with varying food allergies and they choose Chick-fil-A over other fast food restaurants because they can accommodate the allergy. Also, they have the best ice. I know, weird, right? But I would go there just for a cup of ice.
2. The customer service is unmatched among similar restaurants. The first time we went to a Chick-fil-A, we had kids in tow, which is always an adventure when eating out. A friendly man helped us, greeted us, and our food was delivered to our seats. I’m a frequent visitor now, and I haven’t met a grumpy or apathetic team member yet. And I believe them when they say “my pleasure” when I say “thank you” for something. It’s a noticeable difference from the “yep” I get from other fast food cashiers.
3. The play area. Okay, this one’s for parents, but it’s been our lifesaver some days. For under $4 the kids and I can get an afternoon beverage and they can play in the play area while I soak up some air conditioning and read a book. (Translation: I need some space.) It can be crazy depending on the time of day and your personal Chick-fil-A location, but it’s one of our go-to spots.
4. Chicken for breakfast is new and different. And tasty. It’s a little known fact that Chick-fil-A serves breakfast, and I’ll admit I was skeptical. I love breakfast, and there’s another fast food place that I usually choose for breakfast when we’re eating out. But no more. Chick-fil-A’s biscuits are better than homemade. And chicken for breakfast is surprisingly good. Not every day, but seriously, give it a try.
5. They’re community-minded and closed on Sundays. Maybe that doesn’t matter so much to you but as the wife of a service director, I’m grateful that he definitely doesn’t have to work Sundays. Chick-fil-A cares about its workers and the communities in which they live. They’re locally owned and operated, and they treat their workers well. They build community in the communities they serve.
I know Chick-fil-A has been the center of controversy in years past, and while the founders are Christians and the leaders express their opinions in ways that sometimes alienate groups, those are not my reasons for supporting Chick-fil-A. So, if there’s one near you and you haven’t visited yet, seriously, what are you waiting for?