5 on Friday: Reasons to try (and love) Chick-fil-A

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.

He doesn't have to wear a bow tie; he chooses to. And I think he wears it well.

He doesn’t have to wear a bow tie; he chooses to. And I think he wears it well.

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?

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2 thoughts on “5 on Friday: Reasons to try (and love) Chick-fil-A

  1. Sounds like he has a good place to work, and I’m glad that he doesn’t have to work on Sundays…. because you all need to go to church together on Sundays… so it sounds like the perfect job for him… So many fast-food places are open on Sundays, so it is fortunate that he is working there……and since it is a family-oriented place, it’s perfect for your family… I wish there was a Chick-Filet around here, but there isn’t.. (I never had the opportunity to try their food)…. So enjoy your time there,,, your new place, his new job, your move to Lancaster…everything is falling into place, it just takes time.. but it seems like you are getting everything you asked for.. and more will come along the way….and if he ever does get a job pastoring, yet still have to work at Chick-Filet, at least he will be able to do his sermons on Sundays… but I’m sure that everything will come to you all in time, as it should be….(and I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you),,,as written in Jeremiah.. take care.. Mary…and as far as your writing goes, just do what you you feel is right and what makes you happy… Take care.. Mary

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