Tuesday, June 2, 2009

ten reasons i love...

Chick-Fil-A

1. They will replace the toy in the kid's meal with ice cream. Suuuh-weet.

2. They say "My pleasure" instead of "You're welcome." I mean anybody can say "You're welcome" without even thinking about it. It takes some real thought, effort, and caring to say "My pleasure."

3. They give Deac doggy treats when we go through the drive-thru.

4. Their sweet tea is PERFECT. (You northerners wouldn't understand. Just take my word for it. Unsweet tea is dead to me. I don't understand the point of its existence.)

5. They have Diet Dr. Pepper. - The Master of all diets.

6. Everything on the menu is good, particularly the 8-piece nuggets (yes, specifically the 8-piece), the cool caesar wrap, and the chicken salad sandwich (although it doesn't come with tomato... WHAT are they thinking?)

7. Their fries are waffle style. Other flimsy, chewy fries pale in comparison. A fry's surface area directly corresponds to its flavor potency. The larger the area, the better the fry.

8. The Polynesian sauce is dang tasty. (True, Polynesian sauce is just a fancy way of saying Sweet and Sour Sauce, but something about the elegant name just makes it taste better.)

9. It is the closest fast food place to my house and within two minutes of Target. A girl just couldn't ask for more.

10. They are closed on Sunday to give employees a day of rest and the opportunity to go to church. (I think this is an awesome idea until it's Sunday, and I'm cravin' me some Chick-Fil-A. Then, not so much.)

114 comments:

Jessica K. said...

Hey!! That post is really bugging me!! We talk about chick fil a a lot here!! I LOVE that place, but we dont have it in Germany! I only get it when I am in the states visiting. And then again if I am visiting my aunt in Wyoming I dont get it either, I get it in Texas though and could eat it EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!

Over here all stores are closed sundays! That something we are used to. Well I guess fast food chains arent closed but all grocery stores, malls, etc are closed! And saturdays the most stores close early too! I dont think they will ever change that here!!

So I hope you can eat some for me too!!!

Rebecca said...

I too LOVE Chick-Fil-A (although, embarrassingly, I am kinda boring and always just order the original Chick-Fil-A sandwich - with sweet tea of course).

I had NO idea, there were doggie treats to be given out, before commenting, I had to go apologize to Kali for depriving her of treats - I think we'll hit the drive thru tomorrow just for her!

mary said...

Amen, sister! Our Chick-Fil-A even has a hostess who comes around and asks if you want a refill throughout your meal! And the Purell wipes by the kids' play area... And the complimentary mints... You should give the "Chick-Fil-A Sauce" a try too -- it's a fancy creamy honey mustard. Yum!

mary said...

And the free kids' meals on kids' night...

Jenilee said...

I say "Amen!" to all ten! well, except I get excited about their caffeine free diet coke - every nursing mothers dream!

and OURS IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF TARGET!!! :)

Shannon said...

OMG, I just went through the drive-thru for a lemonade and chicken soup for my sick DD.

They're offering Peach Shakes for the summer!

happygeek said...

Oh Chik-Fil-A how I miss thee.
Come North. Please!

Layla- Miss CanAm said...

I fully agree with EVERYTHING you just said :) Sadly, there are no Chick fil A's in Canada :( so sad. But any time we drive by one in the states- no matter the time of day- we eat :)

thenewlywedwards said...

I'm a first time commenter but can't resist this one--my husband has been an employee of CFA for almost nine years, and we're obviously huge fans as well. The most hilarious thing about being married to a CFA manager is that he has completely lost the words "You're Welcome" from his vocabulary. Out and about, in our house, anywhere we are, someone says thank you, and out pops, "MY PLEASURE!!" I love it. I also love that I've been craving chicken sandwiches here in my 1st trimester, so my husband has grown quite used to daily "Bring preggo wife sandwiches!!" text messages. :)

Anonymous said...

Transplanted Southern - sweeeeet tea is wonderful. And no northern can fully understand what sweeeet tea really is. Send a Chikc-Fil-A north please.

DJones said...

I love them too! Tuesday is kid's night... maybe we will just have to go out. Ya know, now that you brought it up. I and my kiddos thank you in advance! :)

Karen said...

love Chick-Fil-A and I must say...I have the ultimate...mine is in the Target parking lot, well Mall but the Target part of the mall!

The McCullough's said...

Chick Fil A is the best - polite service with a smile and tasty chicken! Ours is always really clean too.

M J said...

I ALWAYS get a large diet Dr. Pepper when I go to Chick-fil-A! It is absolutely the best!!! I'm a big fan of the spicy chicken wrap if going for healthy, or the original chicken sandwich and waffle fries if I just don't care. YUM!

Twice Blessed said...

Amen sista! I love me some Chick-fil-A! I love me some sweet tea too! Up north when you ask for a sweet tea, they tell you the sugar is on the table! They have no clue! I love that they have the bendy straws for the kids and mine also has the plastic placemats that stick to the tables for my son! Chick-fil-A ROCKS!!

brandi said...

and He tith's 10% of all earnings! How AWESOME!

Valerie said...

TOTALLY agree with this post. I love it even more after having a baby. They are so helpful when your hands are full, include a plastic cover for the table in the meals, etc.... And I totally agree with the sweet tea, Dr. DP, and 8 piece nuggets - my faves too. ANd the Sunday thing - totally respect it, but don't always like it when I want it on a Sunday!!!

Stephanie said...

Diet DP is da bomb! Oh, and bring on some waffle fries and a cookies and cream milkshake...all million calories of them!

The Darling Dukes said...

AMEN!!!!

Kimberly said...

I always get a kid's meal and trade in the toy for ice cream. Yummy!!

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Oh how I miss Chick Fil A! It was a favorite of mine when I lived in Texas, and we don't have them here in Kansas! My mouth is watering for the chicken sandwich :) And another great thing... they are CLEAN and play Christian music!

Rebecca W. said...

Hey, this is my first comment on your blog even though I've been reading it for months! I just had to speak up after reading this post...ha! I live in Goldsboro, NC I have a real passion for Chick-fil-a and I LOVE LOVE LOVE their sandwiches and mayonnaise. And yeah, their sweet tea is wonderful. I'm really picky about my sweet tea too!

p.s. I have fallen in love with Jonah as thousands and thousands of others have and I "check in on him" everyday. I have prayed for you and yours several times and I will continue to do so. God Bless!

Rebecca W.
Fracker80@hotmail.com

lesliemarie said...

How funny! everything you wrote is EXACTLY why I love that place too...even being a few minutes from my house and across the road from Target. seriously! :)

Katherine said...

GIRRRRRL, you know you're preachin' to the choir with this one. I'm sure you noticed that I mentioned the peach milkshakes last week in a post. AND, if I haven't already told you, we're getting one in our Target parking lot in the fall. AHEM, I'm sorry, our SUPERTARGET. Woo hoo!!

Heather said...

Chick-Fil-A is so yummy! We don't have any up here in Washington, but I love to have it when I visit family in Texas.

Next time you go, enjoy some for me! :o)

Katie said...

Thanks. Now I'm eating Chik-fil-A for dinner. I dropped by to check-in a few minutes ago while we were pondering over what to eat. And there was my answer. Although, I have to say that CFA sauce is way better than Polynesian. So my meal will ultimately be better tahn yours.

Nathan also wanted me to let you know that he concurs with your thinking that Diet DP is the master of all diets.

Lauren said...

also love the diet dr. pepper. one of the few places that has it, but oh so good.

don't forget the fruit salad!

and our preacher mentioned chick-fil-a specifically a couple of weeks ago as we were doing a sermon series on the 10 commandments and had gotten to "keep the sabbath holy." though there are some sundays where i wish they were open, but i totally respect it. we got a handful of coupons that were only good at crabtree valley CFA after a youth conference and had plans to eat there on the way home--then realized it was a sunday and that plan backfired. oh well...i think those are still around here somewhere...

Lil' K said...

Didn't know about the kids' meal.... :)

Ate their today WITH Polyneisan sauce. I heart their lemonade and always want it on Sundays....grrrrr

Oh, and I got it after my trip to Target.

Tricia said...

OOOHHH how I miss Chik-fil-A. No other chicken sandwich compares!

RLR said...

aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (in a good way) - I'm now craving Chick-Fil-A! Love that SWEET TEA!
CFA is about the only place I've ever been that I think doesn't need more customer service training (and I'm kinda picky since that's part of what I used to do when I worked full time....). There are four within easy driving distance of my house (I know, spoiled!), and I even have those ranked in order of favorites. Yep, just a little spoiled when it comes to CFA.

Meghan said...

Totally agree! Love that they are closed on Sundays except when we drive back to Nashville from NC on Sundays and that's when I always want Chick-fil-a. Then it makes me sad.

dg darling said...

AMEN SISTER!!!

Meredith said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsJHqstPuNo

Check out this link! Pretty funny Chick-fil-A song!! Think you will like it!

langhofflove said...

it kills me that the day that I cRave chick-fil-Fula the most is Sunday but I love that they are closed for the reasons that they are :-)

melanie said...

AND...they will let you get the regular CFA chicken on a WHEAT bun, not just the broiled! How accomodating is that??? Why it's their pleasure!
Au-Me

Reina Danielle said...

Girl, we could not be friends and live in the same neighborhood...I'd drag you to Chick-fil-a every single day :) I always get a combo #5 12-pack with a lemonade. Deeeeeeeeeelicious.



You should totally take a pic of Jonah next to a Chick-fil-a...start that boy early :)

Anonymous said...

Did you know that if you bring your church bulletin to Chick-Fil-A on Monday, you can get either a free sandwich or small chicken nuggets? Seems like you have to purchase a combo meal or something. Still a great deal. I love their lemonade!

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

LOVE Chick-Fil-A!!!! And by the way, I am from the Northeast and LOVE sweet tea. My mom drinks it unsweetened and I don't know how she does it!! So, there are a few crazy northerners but there are also those of us who love a good sweet tea just like you smart folks! =)

Jenifer said...

I KNEW we would be friends in real life! All the things I love about Chick-Fil-A!!!! Let me add one more...for the little ones, they give you these stickon place mats to put on the table where they eat...so it is sanitary! That's my favorite of all! =)

Love,
Jenifer

Jenn said...

I also LOVE chick fil a but I had no idea about replacing the toy with ice cream...what a "sweet" deal! Can't wait to do that next time we go so my daughter (or me) can have some ice cream after lunch.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog since just after Jonah's birth. I think you and your family are amazing and I pray for you often. Also, I work for Chick-fil-A at the Corporate Office in Atlanta. I would love to send you some CFA goodies (cows, books, coupons, etc). If you will email me with an address, it would be MY PLEASURE to send them your way!

Kim Lamb
kim.lamb@chick-fil-a.com

Watts Family said...

Chick fil a is my FAV!!! They just opened one 2 seconds from my house...FIRE UP!! :) Have a great week.

Many Blessings & Waffle Fries,

Amanda

Anonymous said...

I love the mini's. wish they sold them all day.
Sure Jonah will love them too.That 1st taste of ice cream should be Chik fil A.
prayers for all
2shoes

Lindsay said...

MMMMMMMM to Chick-Fil-A. Yummers!

Anonymous said...

I think #10 should be #1 but I am just saying. I love your list and agree so much with almost all of it. I like that when you do keep the kid's meal toy it is not usually junk. It is usually (gasp!) educational! I know the Chic Fil A you are talking about and the Target (from my "western part of the state days) so that is fun to picture! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the video of Jonah. That is about the sweetest thing I have seen in a long time. Thanks for sharing Patrice and for allowing us to be part of this wonderous journey your family is on. Jennifer in Southeast, NC.

Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light said...

I, too, had a post dedicated to CFA not too long ago (as did Katherine). There are so many delightful things about CFA....it is almost too much to handle. Have you seen the Tim Hawkins video on You Tube? You MUST see it.....hilarious. I posted it on my blog last month.

Must add my other "top reasons" for loving CFA:

(fairly) low calorie (actually, the most low fat fast food out there), Chick fil A sauce (ahhhh may zing)!, Lemonade!!! the Shakes!

Crazy delicious!!!

The Alger Family said...

I don't think I've ever heard of the Chik-fil-A. We must not have them up here in tundra land! Sounds good though!

Mel said...

Ok, I am so sad no one has mentioned how amazing their diet lemonade is! I live on it in the summer. I also love their spicy dressing, I cant seem to find any sold in a grocery store that compares. :O(

When I was pg with my first son I craved their waffle fries and hot sauce. Every doctors appointment I would stop on my way and pick me up some! YUM!

cyndee said...

Have you seen the Tim Harkins Chick fil-A video? Hysterical!! On a more serious note, we are such addicts that we have actually become friends with "our" Chick fil-A owners. Our baby grandson died recently, and they were kind enough to donate trays of food to his memorial service. They are the best in every way!

Anonymous said...

I would agree except for the fact they use peanut oil to cook in and my daughter has a peanut allergy.

AnneConover said...

Interesting that chick-fil-a is also in front of our Target here in G'vegas. Haven't been there in a while, but all these posts have me craving the waffle fries! They are almost as good as Bojangle's fries! For Bunco night, someone always brings chicken nuggets and polynesian sauce :) There are NO complaints!

Kelli said...

Chick-fil-a ROCKS!

bgeorge811 said...

I absolutely love Chick-Fil-A! It is by far the best fast food ever. I also think that #10 is wonderful but I can't tell you how many times I've driven up to Chick-Fil-A only to realize it was Sunday.
Anyway, I've never posted before but I love your blog and I check up on you guys and Jonah everyday. Ya'll are in my thought and prayers:)

evwmom said...

love your post, do you do this often? I just came by for the first time. Come on over and let me know if you do the 10 things thing weekly, if not you should and also add a my linky for others to do their 10 things on. Come on over and meet my miracle Evan, he was born at 24 weeks.

Jackie said...

I just had me Chick filet today! Chicken Salad Sandwhich, and waffle fries with Mayo and Ketchup! And I want to try the peach shake next!
YUMMY!!!

Anonymous said...

You are so funny. I love to read what you write!! You are so gifted!! Anything at all....you write and people will read!!

Mindy said...

Completely and Totally Agree!!!!

Laura A said...

Amen, Amen, Amen!

CFA is one of my favorite places to eat! I worked at one in high school and never got tired of eating it! And we LOVE trading toys for ice cream, because (as I know you'll soon find out!) you will look around your house one day and find that you've been overtaken by kids meal toys!

We eat at CFA at least once a week - I'm partial to the #1 with a large Diet DP, but have also lately become a huge fan of their chicken strips!

...wow, is it sad that I can go on for days about fast food? Probably, but oh well!

Glad to know we both have great taste in food!

Love,
Laura

Rose said...

Great! Now I desperately want CFA!

Sarah Sharp said...

I agree with all of those except for the tomato - yuck! Polynesian is my fave!

I have 3 to add for the future:

1. Kids eat free on Tuesday nights!

2. If you have your hands full of baby and stuff, they bring the food to your table.

3. When Jonah is older and eating table food, they will give you/put down a disposable table mat (sticks to the table) for a clean eating surface.

Toni :O) said...

Man, bummer it's not around here in Michigan...sure sounds YUMMO! I am a HUGE fan of Diet Dr. Pepper and I too LOVE sweet tea and I live in the North (Michigan)....I can't stand unsweetened tea and like you, can't understand the purpose of it....AT ALL! Eat and drink some for me and hopefully one day I'll get to eat at one!

Angela said...

I am so with you. Love. It.

brightleigh said...

Patrice, can we say COMMERCIAL? If Chick Fil A ever got rid of their cows saying EAT CHICKEN, I think you could have a future in their advertising. Wait for it...didn't you just do a post referencing yourself to a cow? Love you girl!

Leigh

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saykay said...

Reason I love it? They have grand openings in which they give the first 100 guests free chick fila for a year. I have now gone to 3 grand openings and gotten so much free food it is crazy! :) Just something to know is out there for us chick fila addicts!

Marie said...

We don't have Chick Fil A here in Australia so you have just made my mouth water for nothing thankyouverymuch. Waffle fries sound freakin' awesome!!! Oh man I need to visit the US...though I have a feeling I would need 2 seats on the flight home...ahem...

mrs. mari said...

we don't have this in western washington (seattle) but you certainly have made me want to find one someday, in our travels, to enjoy. sounds great to me :)

Jenny said...

Now I need some Chick-Fil-A! It is so yummy!

Melissa said...

Didn't know about the ice cream substitution. I hope they do it here! I love that they have BOOKS in the kid's meals (and age-appropriate books for the littles under age 3). And in our Chick-fil-A, they play nothing but Christian music inside. I'm kinda hungry now. Only 11 hours till lunch, and maybe some Chick-fil-A!

Anonymous said...

If only Chik-Fil-A didn't use peanut oil for frying! My son has a peanut allergy and we can't eat there anymore. :-(

Alyson said...

It's bitter sweet that they're NOT opened on Sundays. My church is RIGHT down the street from Chik Fil A, I pass it on my way there and on my way home.....My church also gives out coupons for free sandwiches to that particular one......Which is AWESOME, However, I'm ONLY in that area on SUNDAYS and they are CLOSED.......UGH :0(

I bet that's God's way of telling me that I need to stick to my diet :0).......Yes, yes, yes, I could order the fruit or something more healthy, BUT those WAFFLE FRIES with that DELICIOUS Polynesian sauce are to DIE FOR!!! :0)

Jennifer said...

One morning while it was raining cats and dogs, the manager of our CFA was outside with 2 umbrella's walking people to and from their cars. I was so impressed that I came home and sent an email to the company.
I have been following your blog for a few months but this is my first time commenting. I just wanted you to know that Jonah is a cutie and you are doing a great job with him!

Emily said...

I LOVE Chick-fil-a. The people are wonderful.

I went one morning on my way into work (at like 6am) and the lady on the drive-thru speaker was soo friendly and cheerful. When I got up to the window I said she was too cheerful for as early in the morning it was; but she just smiled.

One of the managers always makes the rounds seeing if people want a refill or something additional with their meal. The other day I even saw her bring a credit card receipt with a sandwhich... guess someone else wanted an additional one with their meal.

Also - I have never received a messed up meal. I have gone thru the drive-thru a time or two and got home w/o the condiments, but I tend to forget to ask for 'em :)

Oh - and since I use the drive-thru 99% of the time they are always very quick. I'll need to take the doggies with me next time to get treats.

And last thing - we drove by one on a Sunday after church; and there was a car sitting in the drive-thru window and they seemed to be getting ticked, it really cracked me up.

Buffy said...

Hilarious and true. My grandmother, who passed away last year, thought there was nothing better than a hot off the presses chick-fil-a sandwich. She would ask them to cook her one right there and if she got one that wasn't steamin' then she would take it back for a super-fresh one. I come from good stock.

Kendra said...

Love your blog. Love your family. Love CFA sauce. Does no one eat dessert? Um, Cheesecake. Brownie.

Amber Schmidt said...

I am dying laughing over here! I LOVE the CFA list! #10 is SO me... why is it that I always crave CFA on sunday?!!!

Beth said...

We love Chick-Fil-A here in Ohio too! LOVE IT! We use to drive 25minutes out of the way to go eat there b/c there wasn't one where we lived. So you could only imagine my excitement when they built one 10 minutes up the road from us. LOVE IT! I'm the same way about the Sunday thing too. You wouldn't believe how many times we've drove there to eat on a Sunday only to be disapointed that they were closed. OH, Chick-Fil-A.. why do you play with us so?? :)

Heather said...

We all LOVE Chick-Fil-A too! Their service is excellent, and you can't beat their food...AND ours is also really close to Target ; )
Heather
Charleston, SC

Anonymous said...

Another reason to love Chick-Fil-A is that the Kids Meal comes with this handy mat you stick to the table so you don't have to worry about wiping the table down before you eat. You will love this perk when Jonah get's older! Love-

Nathan, Lindsey & Mason

Anonymous said...

My ideal lunch at Chick-fil-a: their lemonade and fries

My doctor told me to watch white flour and white foods. I figure the fries are brown so they're okay.

Jill said...

I'm sooo jealous!! I want a Chick-fil-a in New York! Well at least if I don't know what it's like I won't know what I'm missing....sigh...

Aubree said...

Haha! I have never commented before, but have been following your blog (and Jonah) for a month or so. Love, love, love this post! I agree with everything and I had NO IDEA you could exchange the toy or that they gave dog treats!!! Now I love Chick fil a even more....thanks alot!

Ryley said...

83 comments on a post about chick-fil-a?!?!?! Hillarious!! :)

I two second the try the Chick-fil-a sauce comments.. We just barely tried it.. didnt even know it exisited.. and it is quite heavenly!! :)

Penny said...

Chick-Fil-A is my FAVORITE fastfood restaurant ever! You didn't even mention the carrot raisin salad OR the cheese cake! It's a good thing they don't have one in my town--- I'd weigh 400 pounds or more! =)

Anonymous said...

Amen, Amen, Amen! You should pray for me--I live in a town without a Target and Chick fil a. It is a 30 minute drive to the closest ones. Thankfully, they are across the street from each other when I get there!

I am praying for you and enjoy the photos of your beautiful baby. Our kids our teenagers now and I miss the baby days (some).

Amanda said...

Don't forget that they have little plastic stick-on mats for free... plates just get thrown on the floor by my 17-month old, but I don't want his food touching the icky tables. :)

JAMBA said...

I love Chick-fil-!!! We lived in Germany for 3 1/2 years and people would always ask me what I missed most about the good old USA. My answer? Chick-fil-A and Target!! My first trip back home, my dad refused to let me eat my first meal at CFA and I was very upset. All I wanted was some lemonade!! Just about anything can be made better with a meal at Chick-fil-A!

Erin said...

There is only one thing that I don't like about CFA...the peanut oil. My little man is allergic to peanuts and so my very favorite fast food is off limits :(

Cheryl said...

For me it's the lemonade. Yumm...

Bellamomma said...

LOL ~ My CFA is across the street from a Target ... it's a conspiracy to make me eat there after shopping!

I didn't know about the toy trade in -- my toddler will appreciate the ice cream (And I'll love not having another stupid plastic toy to clean up).

I love that they have diapers & wipes available if you ever run out (SQUEEE!) & their bathrooms are always spotless.

The Parker's said...

Oh, Chick-Fil-A, how I love thee. No, seriously, I have had Chick-Fil-A 3 times in the last four days. I know...not the healthiest...but when I'm on the run, it's my favorite by a mile! The chicken salad sandwich is my personal favorite, but it is kind of pricey. So, most of the time, I settle on a number 1. My 1-year-old already loves her some nuggets.
But, quite honestly, if I went there and just got a big tray of waffle fries, I would be set for life.
Oh, there are sooooo many reasons to love my chick-fil-a...mmmmm....waffle fries...

liz said...

I'm glad I am not the only taht gets strong CFA urges on Sundays and bummed they are closed. I think I could eat it every day!

Casi said...

We also love Chic-fil-a. Another reason they're awesome is that, in general, contribute a lot to the community by donating free food for school functions, fundraising walks, etc. At least they do here in Texas :-)

Just'N Angel said...

Excellent post! Me quiero Chick-fil-A. Me amo Chick-fil-A. Diet Dr. Pepper. Waffle fries. Sweet tea. My personal favorite...chicken and biscuit with gravy for breakfast. That's living.

mandi @ it's come to this said...

Totally agree with all!!! I also love how accomodating they are. They always seem to have 'extra hands' & will help moms that obviously don't have any extra hands!!!

Oh & their milkshakes - YUMMMY!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love CFA too! I cant' wait until we get one where I live. But it isn't supposed to be open until Summer of 2010. Sweet Tea and Chick-Fil-A sandwiches are the best! Also, the Kiddie Size Ice Cream Cone are just the right size and only $0.75.

natalie said...

I'm a CFA lemonade addict. I compare all othr lemonades to CFA. I'm a huge sweet tea fan, so perhaps I should give it a try one day, when I'm feeling a little courageous, of course. One day I made the mistake of asking them to mix the lemonade and sweet tea. NEVER AGAIN. That's not my thing.

The Wendt Family said...

I can totally eat CFA all the darn time, but here in Hawaii, they don't have that nor do they have Sonic and I think those are my to favorite fast food restaurants. Geez, at least I can live through your posts about food.

Anonymous said...

have you seen the chick-fil-a song?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsJHqstPuNo

Enjoy! It cracks me!! :o)
Blessings-
laura from FL

Laurie said...

I had Chick-Fil-A for the first time ever last week on vacation in Florida and I LOVED IT!!! I loved everything about it (even that they are closed on Sunday - which I didn't know until we were in the drive-thru line on a Sunday) and I made my family go back 2 more times. My favorite part was the extremely fresh garden salad. It was nothing like a salad I've had at any other fast food comapny. I felt like I owed them more money because it was so good. I wish we had one closer to home!!!

Anonymous said...

I love CFA because of their generosity for fundraisers. One of our school families is a franchise owner and donates hundreds of CFA box lunches for the school's annual golf tournament (just one example). Plus, I enjoy the CFA samples at the mall, yum!

Gail
Annapolis, MD

DJones said...

I gave you a shout out. I found something else at Chick fil-a.

katie said...

Their sweet tea is omygosh amazing! I feel the same way about the unsweetened- I dunno why its made cause it's GROSS!
Mine is in the Target PARKING LOT. :) Right next to a Starbucks- which makes me happy.

Rachaellh said...

It is so great to see so many people love CFA as much as I do. I take my two kiddos every Tuesday night to family night in Abilene, TX. They even have a terrific gentleman who comes faithfully and makes balloon animals for the kids. I absolutely love their original sandwich and oh the waffle fries.

jewelrylady said...

WE LOVE CHICK FA LA!!!! THERE SWEET TEA IS THE BOMB! Have you tried getting half tea and half lemonade.....yummy!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great, but I've never tried it and I probably never will. They are one of the very few restaurants that still uses peanut oil and I have a kid with a life threatening peanut allergy.

Sandy said...

I am a HUGE FAN OF CHICK-FIL-A myself!! Love the Chick-Fil-A sauce, love the Chicken minis for breakfast and the cinnamon roll, love the grilled chicken salad, great tea, Christian owned/operated and honor the Sabbath and YES -- I love it when they say "my pleasure" instead of "you're welcome"! And get this, on Monday June 8th our employees can go to the Chick-Fil-A on Peace Haven Road in W-S and get a FREE sandwich or an order of nuggets. All they have to do is show a business card. What a great marketing idea, uh?!!!!

Jaren said...

It's my favorite too. I'm just saying. :)

Angela said...

Ever notice they play Christian music in the dining room?

I love that place. We had one less than 2 miles from our home when we lived in California. Now that we live in Illinois the nearest one is in Wisconsin...about 30 minutes away. So sad =(

LisaL said...

I LOVE CFA!!! Problem is I live in Illinois and we don't have them here! :( My mom got me hooked when she lived in Georgia. The closest one to me in 2 1/2 hours away... I'm thinking of a road trip!!

Curlyqfun said...

I love this place. But I live up north & only get to eat there when I visit my family down south.

Robin said...

I too love Chick Fil A- THey are always so clean and he people so nice. I just found out last week that you do not have to trade the kids toy for the ice cream on that trip so if there are people that have the toys and do not want them you can use them at any visit and get the ice cream!!

Craig said...

Couldn't resist! This native Georgian (now New Yorker) just has to say "Amen!" to your 10 reasons. About 95% of the time, my first stop out of the Atlanta airport is Chick-fil-A. And coming from a long line of diabetics (and that means no sweet tea for me), I'm especially thankful for the Diet Dr. Pepper.

You guys are in our prayers. Andrew gave me a short update yesterday.

Craig Higgins
Trinity Church
Rye, NY

Vonda said...

Amen! Just got back from Chick-Fil-A about 2 hours ago! I am addicted! We went 3 years without them while we lived in Germany and since we got back in February I think we've been there a total of 20 times. Kind of embarrassing huh? Hee hee!